Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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
Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

BronxNet is helping to make it possible for more Bronxites to hear directly from the #CD 17 candidates with The NYC Votes Video Voter Guide.

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. On Friday, before a packed crowd, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr endorsed Rafael Salamanca, Jr’s bid to become the next  City Councilman in the 17th Council District.   Other backers included Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Senator […]

Profile America: The First Public School

Profile America: The First Public School

FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL   Saturday, February 13 — This date marks the anniversary in 1635 of the idea of America’s first public school — the Boston Latin School — long before there was a United States. Established in April that […]

by · February 13, 2016 · History, Profile America
Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

This morning from 9:30 – 11:30, there will be a “Meet and Greet” Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell,  a candidate for 17th City Council vacancy. The “Meet and Greet” will be held at the Greater Universal Baptist Church at 253 E. 153 […]

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2/23 SPECIAL ELEX

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2/23 SPECIAL ELEX

REMINDER: TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE IN THE 2/23 SPECIAL ELECTION   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 9AM-5 PM BRONX BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE ONLY ACCEPTING WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATIONS  1780 GRAND CONCOURSE, BRONX NY The 17th District covers […]

Profile America: The NAACP Founded

Profile America: The NAACP Founded

  NAACP FOUNDED One of the nation’s major civil rights organizations is 107 years old today — the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded to combat lynching and segregation, the NAACP continues to work toward greater opportunities […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Profile America
Rev. J. Loren Russell (l) and Amanda Septimo (r) during the Nos Quedamos Candidates Forum, Jan. 27

First Matching Funds Disbursed In Bronx Council Contest

Six Council Candidates Race Towards February 23 Special Election   On Wednesday, the city’s Campaign Finance Board  reported that the first disbursement of $34,741 in matching funds was distributed to Council District 17 candidate Rev. J. Loren Russell. Russell has […]

Profile America: America’s First Hospital

Profile America: America’s First Hospital

AMERICA’S FIRST HOSPITAL Profile America — Among his very many achievements, Benjamin Franklin played a leading role in the founding of America’s first hospital, decades before the Declaration of Independence. Together with Dr. Thomas Bond, he obtained a charter for a hospital to serve […]

by · February 11, 2016 · Profile America
Latino M/WBE Awards Honor Small Businesses Leaders

Latino M/WBE Awards Honor Small Businesses Leaders

The 2016 Latino M/WBE Awards Reception held at the Cantina Rooftop @Stage48 in Manhattan on February 2nd was truly a night to remember. New York’s MWBE leaders came out in full force to honor their advocates and success stories.   […]

by · February 10, 2016 · Business
Profile America: The First Woman Dentist

Profile America: The First Woman Dentist

FIRST WOMAN D.D.S. Profile America — This month 150 years ago, 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 […]

by · February 10, 2016 · Profile America, Women