Linebacker Tahir Whitehead made his last tackle for the Lions almost two years ago, but the impact of his time in Detroit endures. While with the Lions, whom he’ll face as a Raider on Sunday, Whitehead was introduced to the Downtown Boxing Gym, a program providing academic help, mentoring, boxing
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A celebrity bartending event at Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale will benefit the Downtown Boxing Gym. Hammer’s Bar Stars is Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Jennifer Hammond joined us on The Nine to tell us more about the event, along with Dino Bach from Dino’s Lounge. You can hear from the
FOX 2’s M.L. Elrick is the host of the parade’s Family Fun Zone. He was on hand as Clark Park and six other nonprofits shared in the luck of the Irish.
It was a packed house in Shed 5 at Eastern Market for Bridges Beyond Boxing. Think of it as a pugilists’ foreign exchange program — this year, 12 amateur boxers from Northern Ireland made the trip across the pond to train and fight in Detroit against some of our up
Khali Sweeney fell into the wrong crowd at a young age and spent several years on the streets of Detroit. Now, after turning his life around, he hopes his gym, Books Before Boxing, will prevent kids from making the same mistakes he made.
With more than $1 billion to spend, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is less interested in funding show horses than work horses.
DETROIT — The buildings sit, one after another, on E Vernor Highway — dilapidated houses, abandoned businesses, boarded-up structures, vacant lots populated by more weeds than cars driving down the multilane street. It’s a row of blight on the east side of Detroit, a city searching for recovery for decades.
In 2010, Jessica Hauser was busy with her studies, on a path toward a doctorate degree in political science at the University of Michigan. But a personal training appointment led her to the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. After learning about the gym’s financially struggling youth development program that was