Perennially celebrated for its position as hip hop ground zero, the South Bronx was the birthplace of a cultural movement founded by the likes of DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. It was here in the mid-70s that these famed musical figures determined to use sound as a tool to draw young people away from gang violence and back into society. Almost 50 years later, history is being repeated in a district reported to be the nation’s poorest, with approximately 50% of neighbourhoods experiencing high or extreme poverty. This time, football is taking a leading role, in the work of South Bronx United. via Tifo Football

The Story of South Bronx United

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