Six Rising Stars in the CapNY Fashion Industry

If you ask, or simply look, around – it wouldn’t shock you to learn there hasn’t been much of a fashion scene here in the Upstate New York area. But if you sought out any of the up-and-comers who are paving a fashion path of their own, they’d tell you there is a lot goingContinue reading “Six Rising Stars in the CapNY Fashion Industry”

Hudson’s Mayor Kamal Johnson is Making History

Hudson, NY Mayor Kamal Johnson is running for re-election this year following his unprecedented 2019 victory.  “We made history,” he affirms with a smile as he thinks back to that election night.  Actually, he’s made history twice… The Youngest & First Black Mayor of Hudson Hudson’s history making Mayor Kamal Johnson holds the title forContinue reading “Hudson’s Mayor Kamal Johnson is Making History”

5 Film Industry Professionals To Watch in CapNY

These 5 film industry professionals may not be famous (yet), but they’re making incredible work right here, right now, in the Capital Region. The Capital Region is just three hours from New York City, a global hub for filmmaking. However, even though the Capital Region regularly hosts television shows and movies, we’re more often soughtContinue reading “5 Film Industry Professionals To Watch in CapNY”

5 Black-Owned Health & Wellness Businesses in CapNY

As the world gets smaller in the face of COVID-19, taking care of oneself can seem like a daunting task, especially for those in Black and brown communities. Black and brown folks are more likely to be on the frontline in service positions that do not provide effective protections against the virus. We also historicallyContinue reading “5 Black-Owned Health & Wellness Businesses in CapNY”

5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About

From Warren and Washington Counties, down to Columbia and Greene Counties, there’s no shortage of musical talent in any field or industry. Who’s going to break out next? We asked CapNY music influencer DJ Hollywood who’s on their way up. Check out these five up-and-comers who are making moves in CapNY! When it comes toContinue reading “5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About”

5 Companies With Unique Social Missions: CapNY

Throughout CapNY, you’ll find all different kinds of innovative businesses that impact their communities in various ways. In this article, we’ll focus on five CapNY businesses which have unique social missions and play an important part to the wellbeing of this region and its people. CapNY Community-centric Businesses These 5 CapNY companies have integrated socialContinue reading “5 Companies With Unique Social Missions: CapNY”

5 Young Black Leaders: CapNY Influencers

For these five up and coming black leaders, leadership is more than just leading a group or organization. Each of them shows their love for the community in the work they do. Their stories showcase the beauty and outcomes that strong leadership provides. Adaviah Ward: Guiding youth of a future to success! Adaviah Ward, 26,Continue reading “5 Young Black Leaders: CapNY Influencers”

Jay Zhang Photography: CapNY LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneur

Jay Zhang is committed to both outstanding visual representation, as well as community care. As a self identified queer person of color, Jay’s photography celebrates a wide spectrum of people and couples. And, his investment and love of the Capital Region is evident throughout his work. Love is Love: Inclusive Wedding Photography Jay’s engagement andContinue reading “Jay Zhang Photography: CapNY LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneur”

CapNY Essentials: A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations

Support 250+ Capital Region Black-owned business and black-led organizations by shopping, hiring, posting, contributing funds, volunteering, and learning more about what they do. Click on the map, below, and you’ll find restaurants, moving companies, marketing and creative firms, artists, transportation services, and much more. This list is far from complete, and you can help developContinue reading “CapNY Essentials: A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations”

Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books: CapNY Creatives

Meet Hassan Eminyawi, owner of Urban Aftermath Books, an online book business with a warehouse in Menands and a physical shop in the City of Albany. Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books answered our questions about work and life as a creative entrepreneur, and being adaptable during the timeContinue reading “Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books: CapNY Creatives”