BXTRA with Anthony Anderson

Pursuing your passion is not an unachievable task; I learned that lesson from a professional drummer. On a cloudy Wednesday in September, I was fortunate to spend a few hours with fellow Bronxite, Anthony Anderson who grew up in Hunts Point and has 18 siblings.   Before this meeting, I’d only seen him perform on […]

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“The Golden Girls” of the Bronx

Valentine’s Day was six months ago, but that means there’s just under six months to prepare for the next one! Love can be pretty complicated, especially if Cupid has yet to strike the ( right) arrow. So I visited the Mid Bronx Senior Citizens Council Inc. on the Grand Concourse to speak with eight extraordinary […]

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BXTRA with Bronx Native

The Bronx is a hidden gem that has been buried under stereotypes such as poor, ghetto and dangerous. But now, a new age of enlightenment has emerged with creatives like Amaurys Grullon who are adding to the borough’s greatness by helping it sprout to its fullest potential. I sat with Amaurys, co-owner and co-founder of […]

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BXTRA with Jerome Lamaar

  –Tatyana Turner It was a typical Wednesday morning in the summer of 2017. I woke up from a mediocre night of rest and pushed through my sleepiness by pouring myself a cold glass of water. Once fully awake, I took note of the New York Times paper in front of me and skimmed through […]

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Champs for Autism

Tatyana Turner May 31, 2018   Stephanie Addo is a longtime Bronxite and a working mother of three. Two of her children attend private school, and her eldest, an 11-year-old boy, attends public school. This decision was not her choice, however. In a perfect world, her first-born would be attending private school with his siblings. […]

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BXTRA with Felisha George

–Tatyana Turner   Children can resemble their parents, just as residents can resemble their hometown.   The fruit sure doesn’t fall far from the tree. In fact, it only took 45-minutes for Felisha George to journey over to the city that writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, referred to as a “ sucked orange.” George, 23, is […]

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BXTRA with Edwin Reyes

  –Tatyana Turner In the words of iconic French fashion designer, Coco Chanel : ” Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, and what is happening.” Bronx fashion designer, Edwin Reyes, is someone who understands […]

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