Black and Red All Over
The article mentions Johnny Ford who switched parties and was promptly elected mayor of Tuskegee. But Ford has never actually been on the ballot a Republican. He switched to the GOP only after his 2002 re-election and mayoral elections are conducted on a nonpartisan basis.
The article mentions Juan Chastang as well, but he of course was recently appointed to the Mobile County Commission and given the fallout from his selection I don't think many would feel confident about his chances of being elected to a full term.
So on that note I tried to figure out if there are any black Alabamians elected as Republicans at any level of government. This would include not only statewide races, but also all 140 legislative seats, circuit and judicial judgeships, county commission seats, circuit clerks, probate judge and any other partisan position in the state.
I've checked with friends on both side of the aisle and nobody can seem to point be to a black Alabamian elected as a Republican. I've got a call in to the AL GOP so we'll see if they get back to me.