JuneTEAnth Celebration At Proctors
Join Velvet Rope at Proctor’s Theater for our 2nd annual JuneTEAnth production. Come out to see the works and performances of Regional Creatives all in a celebration of blackness --- black beauty, black culture, black history, black excellence.
Capital Region Memorial Day Parades and Services [MAP]
Towns all across the Capital Region will be holding Memorial Day services, parades, and activities over the upcoming long week. We've put together a map so you can easily find out what's going on nearest you.
Did you know that Memorial Day only became an official national holiday in 19…
Fresh Perspective Trip To NYC
In life experience is just as important as education. If you have certain life experiences as a child it opens you up to unlimited possibilities in life. Children need to be exposed to different options to see what is available for them in life...
#SAVEOURSTREETS Youth Forum In Schenectady
Schenectady's Save Our Streets youth program is a program dedicated to changing the lives of our youth. The program helps to guide youth with mentorship, activities, trips and, most importantly, love. Education is just as important as inspiration and life experience...
Black History Month Creative Expressions: Ella Baker
Hot 99.1 is teaming up with the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to participate in this year’s Creative Expressions Contest. 
All month long we will be highlighting heroes in Black History. The Creative Expressions Contest for Black History Month features students from all over the Cap…
Man shot in arm on Schenectady’s Union Street
Scary Shooting near Union College right in our backyard: Luckily he didn’t die from this. It’s really sad that people don’t have anything better to do than pull a gun on someone when an argument starts what happened to handling it like men not savages.…
$5K Reward For Info On Schenectady Homicide
In an effort to solve the Nov. 19 homicide of Charles Dembrosky, the Schenectady police department is offering a $5,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest.
According to the Times Union:
Schenectady police were called to 2436 Campbell Ave...
Home Ownership WorkShop At Schenectady Boys & Girls Club
The Breathing Lights Project has been illuminating vacant properties around the Capital District with the goal of bringing attention to the issue of urban blight. Another aspect of the project has involved educating residents within these areas about the requirements of home ownership with various w…
Schenectady Man Arrested for Masturbating on Bus
I don't know how I missed this last week, but in today's #BLANKSTARENEWS a 37 year old Schenectady man was arrested for a lewd act -- aka masterbating on a bus.
The Troopers investigation revealed one person on the bus, 37-year-old Michael Mays of Schenectady was masturbating on the bus in …
Cap City Alba-sode #2
On this Alba-sode, you wonderful tour guides of the 518 sent me to Broadway Street Bar and Grill -- home of the best karaoke!

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