Thank you, Tarana Burke

  –Tatyana Turner A hashtag is a symbol on social media that serves as a gateway to interconnectivity. Interest, entertainment, and social movements are a few examples of why social media users post hashtags. Recently, one hashtag  brought together thousands of strangers with familiar circumstances with two words, “me too.”   In October of 2017, […]

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Chef Jose DeJesus Shares his Recipe for Success

–Tatyana Turner   Imagine making reservations for a 5-course meal at an undisclosed location. The ticket you purchase only provides the time and the date; but, where you’ll be sitting, who you’ll be sitting with, and what you’ll be eating is all a mystery. Only a handful of people are aware of the fastidious arrangements; […]

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BXTRA with Anthony Welch

–Tatyana Turner Between balancing classes, extracurricular activities and a normal social life, college can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life; but, that did not stop Lehman College business major, Anthony Welch, from taking on yet another high-octane commitment. In December 2017, Welch introduced a non-profit organization called, “Bronx View,” as […]

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Why Journalism?

–Tatyana Turner   “What used to be called journalism is now only part of the mix, and it’s role as intermediary and verifier, like the roles of other civic institutions is a relatively smaller and thus weaker influence as a whole.” [ Kovach and Rosensteil] Before hosting and producing BXTRA, I freelanced for a local […]

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BXTRA TASTY

–Tatyana Turner If you’ve been following the blog, then you have seen some of the extraordinary people of the Bronx.  Though people make up a large percentage when trying to get to know the culture of a place; there is another important factor BXTRA has yet to cover…the food! On February 2, 2018, that all […]

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BXTRA with Sarah Blesener and Chavier Leon

–Tatyana Turner   “When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed, but your childhood.” During the summer of 2016, I skimmed an article in the New York Times titled, “From Boys to Men in the South Bronx.” The article discussed a young photographer, named Sarah […]

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BXTRA with Geoff Rawling

–Tatyana Turner Right on the outskirts of Bruckner Boulevard is an unassuming street in the  Mott Haven section of the Bronx… a small creative enclave filled with artists who contribute the vibrancy of the borough.  On the outside, the area appears dull, with an industrial atmosphere and dated buildings. Inside one of the apartment buildings, […]

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