Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Hostos Community College

Momma’s Hip-Hop Kitchen–Fresh, Fearless and Woke

In honor of Women’s History Month, Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen and the Hostos Center join forces again for this important and very popular annual free Hip-hop event. Experience a music, dance, spoken word, Hip-hop and arts showcase featuring NeNe Ali, […]

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Where The Pols Are, February 28: NYC Power 100

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no announced public schedule. The state Legislature is in session. 10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio will make an announcement about the NYC Ferry in East River Park. […]

Councilman Andy King (D-Bronx)

Bronx Political Round Up: State of the City’s Juvenile Justice System

Political Independent Gene DeFrancis Readies GOP Bid for State Assembly New York Assembly candidate (8oth AD) Gene DeFrancis became the official nominee of the Republican Party of Bronx County back February 13, 2018. DeFrancis joins Democrat Nathalia Fernandez in the […]

Profile America: First State Chartered Railroad

Profile America: First State Chartered Railroad

Wednesday, February 28. Although February is the calendar’s shortest month, it looms large in America’s history of railroad development. In 1815, the first state charter for a railroad was issued by New Jersey for a never-completed line between Trenton and […]

Life and Debt – Film Screening

Life and Debt – Film Screening

Life and Debt – Film Screening Tuesday, March 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm The New School – Theresa Lang Student Center 55 West 13th Street Join the Institute For Transformative Mentoring‘s monthly Social Justice film screening. RSVP here. Life and […]

by · February 27, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Community Events
Bronx Political Buzz — Ex-council candidate Alvarez arrested

Bronx Political Buzz — Ex-council candidate Alvarez arrested

Ex-Council Candidate Arrested Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of former New York City Council candidate Albert Alvarez for allegedly accepting straw donations and stealing thousands of dollars in New York City public […]

Where The Pols Are,

Where The Pols Are,

The state Legislature is in session. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Ulster County and Albany. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City with no public schedule. 9:00 AM – Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement. […]

March For Our Lives Gun Control Rally

March For Our Lives Gun Control Rally

by · February 27, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, Guns, News
Bronx Jewish Center Hosts Purim Party, 3/1

Bronx Jewish Center Hosts Purim Party, 3/1

The Bronx Jewish Center invites you to a Purim party that will dazzle your mind, body and soul.

Profile America: Charlotte Ray

Profile America: Charlotte Ray

Tuesday, February 27th. On this date in 1872, America’s third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American, and the first black woman to graduate law school. With her degree from […]

A Brooklyn pervert was released after a little more than 2-moths in jail, the mother fears he may return to the St. Mar'y Park Houses in Longwood. Photo by David Greene

Where The Pols Are, February 26: The New Flint

12:00 PM – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill deliver remarks at a street sign dedication ceremony honoring Officer Edward Byrne. 103rd Precinct, 168-02 91st Avenue, Jamaica, New York. 12:00 PM – Senator Jeff Klein and members […]

Lucy Hobbs Taylor graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in February 1866.

Profile America: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Monday, February 26th. This month in 1866, Lucy Hobbs Taylor received a doctorate in dentistry from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. She was the first American woman so credentialed, and it’s believed she was also the first in the […]

by · February 26, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
First commercial radio broadcast: Results of the 1920 Presidential Election -- Gov. Warren G. Harding's landslide victory.

Early Presidential Radio

The history of radio and the presidency seems to center entirely on Franklin Roosevelt’s famous “fireside chats” beginning in 1933 in the depths of the Depression. But the first president to address the nation from the White House over the […]

by · February 25, 2018 · History, Profile America
AM-15 Rifle used in BxLebanon Hospital Center Shooting

Bronx Political Round Up: Gun Control

Schumer: Trump’s Budget Would Slash Funding For The Gun Check System

Profile America: Legal Tender

Profile America: Legal Tender

Sunday, February 25th. Paper money has circulated in North America since 1690, when the Massachusetts Bay Colony issued some to paper over — so to speak — the shortage of coins. But these were just promissory notes from governing bodies. […]

by · February 25, 2018 · History, Profile America