Articles by: Michael Benjamin

BP DIAZ, COMMUNITY LEADERS RALLY  TO STOP BRONX JAIL PROPOSAL

BP DIAZ, COMMUNITY LEADERS RALLY TO STOP BRONX JAIL PROPOSAL

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses and dozens of Bronx elected officials, advocates and community leaders will host a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose the siting […]

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

By Robert Press The street in front of the Masijd Noorul Hoda Mosque on Young Street in the Bronx was filled with people who came to show solidarity with the shooting victims at a New Zealand Mosque last week. This […]

by · March 22, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Women's Equality Party

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Friday, March 22nd. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national effort to assure equality of treatment, its […]

by · March 22, 2019 · History, Profile America, Women
Profile America: Single Parent’s Day

Profile America: Single Parent’s Day

Thursday, March 21st. This is Single Parent’s Day — observed on this date every year since 1984 to recognize all those women and men who are raising children without partners. Single-parent families may result not just from out-of-wedlock births, but […]

Profile America: First US Bank Robbery

Profile America: First US Bank Robbery

Wednesday, March 20th. Banks had operated in America for about a half century before someone tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal. On this date in 1831, Edward Smith committed the country’s first bank robbery — hitting the City Bank on […]

Profile America: National Agriculture Week

Profile America: National Agriculture Week

Tuesday, March 19th. Among the blessings of civilization are the broad availabilities of food and clothing, such that we don’t’ have to reflect on how this abundance is created in the first place. To celebrate this great human achievement, today […]

First commercial radio broadcast: Results of the 1920 Presidential Election -- Gov. Warren G. Harding's landslide victory.

Profile America: FM Radio Debuts

Monday, March 18th. FM radio is 78 years old this month. In 1941, the first commercial FM station went on the air — W47NV in Nashville, Tennessee. FM —standing for frequency modulation — was first proposed by Edwin Armstrong in […]

by · March 18, 2019 · History, Profile America
49th Precinct Clergy Council Dinner

49th Precinct Clergy Council Dinner

By Robert Press NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill was the featured keynote speaker at the recent 49th Precinct Clergy Council Dinner at Maestro’s on Bronxdale Avenue in the Bronx. And along with Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and Councilwoman Vanessa […]

Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Bronx City Councilman Andy King is again hosting a 3/5 Awareness Day at Hostos Community College on Tuesday, March 5. The doors open at 6 PM and the program starts at 7 PM. Bronxnet Television host Daren Jaime will moderate […]

Budget Blueprint for a Better New York Offered by Assembly GOP

Budget Blueprint for a Better New York Offered by Assembly GOP

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a press conference today calling on Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders to include critical measures to reduce costs, boost economic growth and improve New Yorkers’ […]

by · February 27, 2019 · News
BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION On February 28, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration at the Beverly Hills Manor at 1700 Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. The event […]

Gregor Trzaska Exhibit Opens

Gregor Trzaska Exhibit Opens

Boricua Power! US Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) at the 2019 State of the Union. Credit: Twitter @NydiaVelazquez

The AOC: The State of Union, Trump superfans and ‘blackface’

Green New Deal Resonates Among Democrats The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein tweeted, “Critics say AOC can’t build consensus, but this looks like a big rollout.” State of the Union The New York Post AOC is NOT apologizing for her SOTU […]

by · February 27, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

NEW YORK PRESS CLUB TO GOV. CUOMO: DON’T CURTAIL RELEASE OF MUG SHOTS AND ARREST REPORTS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking to curtail the public release of arrest reports and booking photos (“mug shots”), unless there is a reasonable law enforcement purpose in releasing them. The governor has suggested that the routine release of such photos […]

L - R, Michael Knobbe (Bronxnet General Manager), Nomiki Konst, Ron Kim, Michael Blake, Anthony Herbert, Host Gary Axelbank, Ydanis Rodriguez, Benjamin Yee, Dawn Smalls, Rafael Espinal, David Eisenbach, and Jared Rich at the recent Public Advocate debate.

Press Clips: Bronxnet Hosts Public Advocate Debate

Bronxnet Public Advocate DebateBy Robert Press Of the seventeen candidates running in the special election for NYC Public Advocate, only ten came to Lehman College Friday night, for a televised debate on Bronxnet Television. They were Assemblyman Ron Kim, journalist […]