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. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Fabulous Ruby Dee, 1922 – 2014 (Video)

Ruby Dee, born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014, was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. Continue Reading →

A Harlemites Story, From Addiction To Academician

The Day reports that for anyone down on their luck, out of it, angry, isolated, drug-addicted or simply fed up with it all, Harlem man George Walker has a new year message. Continue Reading →

Twenty Two West (“22 West”) In Harlem

twenty two west 22 westTwenty Two West or “22 West” was the name of the Harlem Restaurant – Bar – Jazz Club – Gallery & Banquet Room, that was located at 22 West.135th Street, between 5th and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Al Sharpton Promises Donald Trump ‘A Fight for the Future of This Country”

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: The Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at a rally in Brooklyn to call for justice for Eric Garner one year after he died in an apparent police chokehold on July 18, 2015 in New York City. The rally of several hundred people was held in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Downtown Brooklyn. Members of Garner's family joined Sharpton in demanding a federal investigation into his death. Garner, who was killed in a controversial choke-hold by a Staten Island police officer, had been approached by police for selling loose cigarettes. His death set off waves of protests around the city and country. Garner's family has settled with the city for 5.9 million in a wrongful death suit. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton warned President-Election Donald Trump to “saddle up your horse” because he’s planning to spend the eight weeks leading up to Trump’s inauguration fighting any changes that could adversely impact communities of color—starting with a rally at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on January 14. Continue Reading →

Thursday Throwback: Act And “Think Different.” Do You? (Video)

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“Think different.” was an advertising slogan for Apple, Inc., in 1997 created by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day that resonated from Harlem to Harare. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Memories of My Father” With Martin Luther King III

Dr. Martin Luther KingBounce TV, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18 with a new original short-form series called “Memories of My Father” featuring Martin Luther King III sharing his personal memories and impressions of his father, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Continue Reading →

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