Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Nutrition Facts Label and Reducing Your Sodium Intake

Nutrition Facts Label and Reducing Your Sodium Intake

February is American Heart Month. In the United States, an estimated 56% of adults have either hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension (slightly elevated blood pressure). Increased sodium intake can increase your risk of developing hypertension, which can lead to heart […]

INBOX: Ted Cruz and Diaz Break Bread (Photo)

INBOX: Ted Cruz and Diaz Break Bread (Photo)

  On the eve of the ‪17th Council District‬ special election, we received this photo of Bronx State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz greeting firebrand GOP presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Twice. It appears that Rev. Diaz emailed the photo to […]

Unease Over Zika Causing Women To Rethink Travel Plans

Unease Over Zika Causing Women To Rethink Travel Plans

Travel companies, airlines might be too quick to waive cancellation fees A recent survey found that 80 percent of women will avoid travel to Zika-infected regions this winter. While heightened concerns among women over Zika may not be surprising given its […]

by · February 21, 2016 · Health & Fitness, Transportation, Women
Jack and Jill Black History Month Event At The Bronx Museum

Jack and Jill Black History Month Event At The Bronx Museum

On Sunday, February 21, the Bronx Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. presents its 2016 Black History Month community arts event, Our Voices, Our Story, Our History at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse (East […]

17th Council District Campaign Finance: Follow The Money

17th Council District Campaign Finance: Follow The Money

As the special election to fill the vacancy of former Bronx Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo draws nearer, The Bronx Chronicle decided to review the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) disclosure reports of each candidate who will appear on the […]

Infographic: Black History Month

Infographic: Black History Month

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.   The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Cultures, History
CD 17 Candidate George Alvarez Tweet Sparks ‘100 Democrats’ Civil War

CD 17 Candidate George Alvarez Tweet Sparks ‘100 Democrats’ Civil War

Committee of 100 Democrats Clash Over George Alvarez The above tweet tagging Bronx Chronicle managing editor Michael Benjamin (@SquarePegDem) sparked a firestorm of controversy and finger-wagging between members of the Bronx Committee of 100 Democrats and a Queens rump group […]

Profile America: Thomas Malthus

Profile America: Thomas Malthus

THOMAS MALTHUS   Profile America — This month — and some sources cite this date — is the 250th anniversary of the 1766 birth of Thomas Malthus in Dorking, England. Given that birthplace, he perhaps naturally became an economist, demographer […]

by · February 17, 2016 · History, Profile America
NYC VOTES RELEASES VOTER GUIDE TO CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 17 SPECIAL ELECTION

NYC VOTES RELEASES VOTER GUIDE TO CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 17 SPECIAL ELECTION

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) announces the release of the official NYC Votes Voter Guide for the special election in Bronx Council District 17 that will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The online guide provides non-partisan […]

Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual African American Heritage Celebration at the Eastwood Manor. This year’s honorees included Rep. Charles B. Rangel, whose award was accepted by Assembly Member Keith Wright in absentia; […]

A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers, Three Cover Models

A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers, Three Cover Models

SI Swimsuit 2016 Available February 15 NEW YORK — Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey are the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models; each gracing their own individual cover which were unveiled during a first of its kind cable TV special on […]

by · February 16, 2016 · Entertainment, Sports
The Monkey King 2 Achieves Estimated $10.7 Million For Record Opening Weekend At Chinese Box Office In IMAX® 3D Theatres

The Monkey King 2 Achieves Estimated $10.7 Million For Record Opening Weekend At Chinese Box Office In IMAX® 3D Theatres

Sequel Sets New Box Office Record for IMAX During Chinese New Year Holiday SHANGHAI — The Monkey King 2, a 3D adventure-fantasy film from director Pou-Soi Cheang, earned approximately $10.7 million during its opening week in China on 279 IMAX screens, making it […]

by · February 16, 2016 · Entertainment
‘Deadpool’ Tops President’s Day Weekend Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Tops President’s Day Weekend Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Opening Weekend Shocks With $135 Million 3-Day, $150 Million 4-Day   With these opening weekend numbers, ‘Deadpool’ takes the record for both biggest R-Rated movie opening ever and biggest President’s Day weekend opening ever. ‘Deadpool’ also had the second best debut […]

by · February 15, 2016 · Entertainment
UNIVAC-1 was the first  computer and  was used to process data from the 1950 Census of the U.S. population.

Profile America: First American Computer

The First American Computer     For many Americans nowadays, it’s hard to conceive of life without computers. But such a life is within the living memory of America’s seniors. The first electronic computer was publicly demonstrated on Valentine’s Day […]

by · February 15, 2016 · Profile America, Technology
Say It Ain’t So, Jehry

Say It Ain’t So, Jehry

Former Met’s closer Henry Mejia has been banned permanently from the majors after his third positive PED test.

by · February 14, 2016 · Sports