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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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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BXTRA with Everette Hamlette

  –Tatyana Turner You are a dive away from making your dreams a reality. Picture this : You are someone who loves being in the water. Even in the dead of winter, you miss the potent smell of chlorine flowing through your nostrils. And though you are no expert, you hope to become a professional […]

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