Altina Schinasi, The Harlem Girl Who Knew Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Salvador Dali And Invented Cat-Eye Glasses

Altina Schinasi Miranda, August 4, 1907 – August 19, 1999, an American heiress, sculptor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, window dresser, designer and best known for designing the Harlequin eyeglass or Cat-Eye frames.

From The Ottoman Empire To A Harlem Empire, The Story Of Morris Schinasi, 1855 – 1928

Morris Schinasi, Turkish: Moris Şinasi; 1855 – September 10, 1928, was an Ottoman-born wealthy American businessman in the tobacco industry and philanthropist who lived on 351 Riverside Drive at 107th Continue Reading →

Harlem To Hunan, The Founder And CEO Samuel Waxman Receives China’s Highest Honor

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), an international nonprofit organization that funds cutting-edge cancer research, today announced that its founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman, M.D. received China’s highest honor Continue Reading →

China Merchants Bank Faces Suit Over Racial Discrimination In Harlem

Bloomberg reports that China Merchants Bank Co. was accused of discriminating against African-Americans in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former executive who claims she was fired for blowing Continue Reading →