Tag Archives: Hostos Community College

Spread the Word on Bronx Youth Heard!

13 Jan

A bunch of years ago at the Norwood News (and the now-defunct Bronx News Network)  I, and James Fergusson, launched Bronx Youth Heard, a free after-school journalism program for Bronx teens that takes place at Hostos Community College. I’m thrilled that David Cruz & Co. at the Norwood News are still making it happen. Bronx Youth Heard is an actual newspaper that’s published along with the Norwood News.

The application for the next session is due on Jan. 22. Click here for all the info. And spread the word to all the Bronx teens, teachers, and parents you know. There’s no other program and newspaper like this in the entire Bronx — and probably the entire city!

 

Bronxite Guy Davis Performs in Bronx and Tells His Story

23 Nov
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Blues musician and storyteller Guy Davis at Hostos Community College in the Bronx last February. Photo by Jordan Moss

Last February I saw Bronx blues artist Guy Davis, the 63-year-old son of famous actors and civil rights activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, perform a concert on his home turf at Hostos Community College on the Grand Concourse. I’m a big fan and was interested in learning more about his work so I interviewed him at Capitol, a Kingsbridge Road diner. That led to my front-page story about the blues singer-songwriter, and harmonica, guitar and banjo player, for Living Blues Magazine

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You need to subscribe, or buy it at Barnes & Noble, to check it out.

Here’s a video to get you goin’. It’s “Can’t Be Satisfied” and you won’t be satisfied until you see Davis live.

Oh, if you’ve gotten this far, don’t forget to subscribe to, or purchase, Living Blues magazine!

Guy Davis in the Bronx Tonight!

27 Feb

If you’ve got some free time tonight, don’t miss blues musician — guitar, banjo, harmonica — Guy Davis at Hostos Community College (E. 149th St. and Grand Concourse – 4 train virtually leads right to the door) tonight at 7:30. It’s only $10, so if you’re into him or blues in general, try and make it there. (I’m not a promoter, just a Davis fan and blues love. Check out this wonderful video where Davis explains how he took up his work.)