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Safiya Charles


Montgomery, AL, United States

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Past articles by Safiya:

Her father taught her the family business. Now she’s carrying on his legacy.

Money never sleeps, and neither does Carmen Moore-Zeigler. → Read More

Portion of 'Mothers of Gynecology' art exhibit unveiled in Montgomery on Mother’s Day

A 15-foot art installation to be erected at 17 Mildred St. in tribute to enslaved Black women who J. Marion Sims operated on between 1845-1849 in downtown Montgomery. → Read More

Man shot, killed early Sunday on West South Boulevard

Police responded to the call after 1 a.m. → Read More

2 Montgomery police officers shot during incident on Tyler Court

The officers sustained injuries while responding to a call. → Read More

'Blackest Bus in America' rolls into Montgomery on Saturday

The day of action seeks to honor the legacy of the late civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis. → Read More

Artist to unveil 'Mothers of Gynecology' tribute to enslaved Black women operated on without consent

In Montgomery, J. Marion Sims conducted experimental surgeries on at least 12 enslaved women in a backyard clinic. The discoveries changed gynecology. → Read More

The story of how the Freedom Riders revolutionized American travel, transit 60 years ago

Integrated travel on buses, trains and planes is now viewed as unremarkable, but it was a Freedom Riders' triumph. A museum aims to remember it. → Read More

MAO to offer free health screenings, HIV tests at Montgomery drive-thru health clinic

All volunteers and service providers will be masked at Friday’s event, and drivers need not exit their vehicles. → Read More

COVID-19 rent relief is available to tenants and landlords. Here’s how to apply.

In March, Montgomery County received $6M in federal money to assist landlords and tenants with rent and utilities. → Read More

CDC extends COVID-19 eviction moratorium. But tenants must still seek approval from courts.

The health agency has extended the ban first set to expire in December 2020 for the second time during the public health crisis. → Read More

People pay respects to late Montgomery Councilman Richard Bollinger

Bollinger served three terms as a Montgomery city councilman. → Read More

Local entrepreneur turns penchant for productivity into virtual enterprise

JAMM Resources offers a range of services to businesses and individuals that who can’t keep track of it all on their own. → Read More

Quarter coin sets honoring famed Tuskegee Airmen go on sale at US Mint this week

The Black World War II fighter pilots who completed 15,000 sorties in 1,500 missions throughout the Mediterranean, and even sank an enemy destroyer, have joined Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver on commemorative U.S. currency. → Read More

Historic Tuskegee Airmen quarter sets on sale at U.S. Mint this week

The coins are the 56th and final set to be released in the “America the Beautiful Quarters” campaign that began more than a decade ago. → Read More

An affidavit, an estate file and a marriage license: Montgomery County archive spotlights Black history

The Montgomery County Archives will highlight a unique historical item pertaining to African American history each week . → Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris achieves what Charlotta Bass couldn't

It's official. The United States has its first Black, female vice president. → Read More

Volunteers bring MLK’s legacy of community action to King Hill on day of service

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is the only federal holiday that's an official day of service recognizing his commitment to community action. → Read More

Dexter Avenue Memorial Church hosts 46th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s former church celebrated the minister on what would have been his 92nd birthday. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday." The hit helped create a national holiday

Martin Luther King Jr.'s supporters led a 15-year effort to name a holiday after him. Stevie Wonder's hit "Happy Birthday" helped make it a reality. → Read More

Montgomery entrepreneur’s key to success: Stay hungry, thankful and humble

Cory Johnson is always on his grind. He's taken wins and losses. The hustle never stops. → Read More