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 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”

Jade Warrick “TrashKid”: CapNY Freelancer & Activist

Jade Warrick is a powerhouse artist and freelancer. Known in the art world as “TrashKid.” Jade is not only a CapNY icon because of her creative graphic design & energetic spirit, but because of her active voice in the communities she’s a part of and her passion for making art accessible for everybody. We satContinue reading “Jade Warrick “TrashKid”: CapNY Freelancer & Activist”

CapNY Community: Free Food Fridge Albany

Jammella Anderson, the founder of Free Food Fridge Albany, wanted to make fresh, perishable food available to marginalized communities. Food accessibility was already an issue, and the pandemic compounded these problems. So Jammella and a group of volunteers decided to take action with a community food project in Albany. Times Magazine Recognizes Jammella In theContinue reading “CapNY Community: Free Food Fridge Albany”

Voices from Albany’s Queer Movement: Caring and Inclusive

If you’re a queer person thinking of moving to Albany, listening to voices from Albany’s queer movement provides perspective. There’s only so much you can learn from internet research. In order to get some insights, I spoke with four Albany queer community advocates. Each of them – whether connecting with queer youth, making inclusive healthContinue reading “Voices from Albany’s Queer Movement: Caring and Inclusive”