Local author and movie producer Arlene Brathwaite is known for her gritty urban novels. However, her real life story could be a made for TV movie itself.
For years, Black women have had to straighten their hair to be accepted in most professions and by society. Now, they're bucking the old norms and refusing to straighten what comes naturally. A Clifton Park businesswoman is helping them.
A year into the pandemic, a local Black health care professional is calling for changes in Albany County's COVID vaccination response to make sure Blacks have better access.
During the pandemic, home prices didn't decline, but they were flat. Now home prices are skyrocketing.
Many local craftspeople and artists have found themselves without the ability to sell their wares, because the venues where they used to sell have closed down.
At PWR Training Facility in Albany, trainer Brittany Burnham puts members through their paces, but always manages to mix compassion with the cardio.
If you talk to Amanda Devito-Trinsey, she would tell you she didn't foresee herself as a defender of Lady Justice.
Tyhisha Ghaffar-Adjei learned to be of service to others from the women in her life. Her mom and aunt were nurses and activists.
It seems like more and more people are really getting into the new tiny house movement, including Nicole Nicholas and Randi Poillon.
Ella Maria LeBlanc has worked in television as a camerawoman at NewsChannel 13 and at the state Assembly as a producer and interviewer, but her longtime dream has centered on being a writer and working for herself.
Soroptimist is a name that may be hard to pronounce, but there's nothing complicated about the work the women's group does on behalf of women.
Writer Emily Layden's memories of growing up in Saratoga are fond ones. A cousin and an uncle were also writers. However, she would have to spend some time in the classroom as a teacher before she could tell her story.
What do you think happens to unsold books that stores want to send back to publishers, but publishers don't want to pay the shipping costs? Well, not all can be donated to charity and many will be destroyed. However, Judy Houbre has decided to recycle them, giving them a new life.
Susan Rivers has always had her feet in the environment and her hands on a sewing machine. She's worked for FEMA by profession, but she's never been able to give up life as an artist.
Jacqueline Goralczyk is a renaissance woman. She's had three careers, all with the goal of serving others.
Newly-elected State Senator Michelle Hinchey was born into a political family, and spent time watching her dad connect with people and help them with their problems.
Food is the common denominator that all of us need. For nearly the past 10 years, Natasha Pernicka has been at the helm of a coalition that makes sure people don't go hungry.
Lisa Symington, the new chief of the Mountain View Fire Company in Brunswick, says Wednesday's inauguration is a profound example that women can do anything.
The group 100 Women Who Care is changing the lives of thousands of people in the Capital Region.
They are not first responders or those working on the frontlines, but during this pandemic, they've provided a vital service and helped maintain a sense of normalcy for thousands of school kids.