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How COVID-19 is exacerbating Detroit’s poverty and racial inequality

Low-income Americans are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Detroit, a city already facing steep economic and racial inequalities, has emerged as a virus hot spot. …

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DBG on WDIV – Future of Education

Educating our children and providing the tools they need to succeed. It’s the number one reason our free, after-school academic and athletic program exists. Thank …

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Everyday Heroes: Downtown Boxing Gym jabs back against coronavirus

When the coronavirus outbreak blind-sided businesses and residents in Detroit, one nonprofit came out swinging. Downtown Boxing Gym has approached the pandemic as an opportunity …

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CNN Heroes share messages of hope as they respond to the pandemic

During the best of times, CNN Heroes go above and beyond to fulfill their missions of serving others and making the world a better place. …

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Silver Gloves youth boxing program teaches lessons in, out of the ring

His game face on, Omar Ingram waited for the chance to shine in the ring he calls home with dreams of the Olympics and a …

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Lions announce next wave of programs funded by social justice initiative

In January, the Detroit Lions launched a social justice program, backed by the team’s players, owner Martha Ford and coach Matt Patricia, which would fund …

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Detroit Lions to award nearly $600,000 in grants to 9 local charities

The Detroit Lions will award nearly $600,000 in grants to local charities next year through the organization’s social justice initiative, “Inspire Change,” the team announced Thursday. The program …

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Downtown Boxing Gym is developing kids it serves

Grassroots nonprofits with dynamic founders can struggle to ensure their missions live on beyond the leader. That’s something the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program began …

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Jeezy and Mary Sheffield Team Up for Toy Drive in Detroit

Jeezy may be from Atlanta, but he loves Detroit. Friday, Jeezy and Detroit City Council Pro Tempore Mary Sheffield joined forces to put on a …

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She keeps winning boxing titles. She is still fighting for visibility.

Claressa Shields felt as if she had hit a million-dollar jackpot when she won gold in the Olympic debut of women’s boxing at the 2012 …

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