DBG In The News

National Journal: The streets have no waiting list

DE­TROIT—Khali Sweeney can still feel the shame. Thirty years later, there is no for­get­ting his worst pub­lic school memor­ies—those days when a text­book passed slowly from stu­dent to stu­dent, fi­nally reach­ing Sweeney, and a teach­er would ask him to read aloud. A cold knot clenched at the teen­ager’s stom­ach. Shame.

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People Magazine: Madonna Looks Fierce Visiting Boxing Gym in Detroit

Madonna hasn’t forgotten her roots! The superstar and Michigan native made a special stop during her Rebel Heart Tour at the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym in Detroit. The facility — which “provides free after-school boxing and educational mentoring” to kids in the community, according to Madonna’s site — received funds

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WDIV: Madonna Shows Support for Downtown Boxing Gym

Paula Tutman: Start with this program to begin with — it is a big deal. Then when you get a superstar like Madonna involved, the deal gets even bigger, because now she’s talking about it, she’s tweeting about it, and apparently, she really cares about it. (Background audio) PT: Eighteen-year-old Cortez

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Metro Times: Eminem’s Foundation to Match Donations

By Adam Theisen on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 Photo courtesy Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program Just after opening up their new home, the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit has announced that the Marshall Mathers Foundation will offer a matching gift to its online fundraiser and contribute special prizes for those who donate, raising both money

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Detroit News: Eminem Lending Muscle to Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym

Reposted from The Detroit News: Adam Graham, The Detroit News 8:07 p.m. EDT August 25, 2015 Rapper’s fundraising initiative for the youth tutoring program runs through Aug. 31 Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym is getting a helping hand from Eminem. Through his record label Shady Records and his Marshall Mathers Foundation,

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WDET Detroit Today: How Can Boxing Help Detroit Youth?

From WDET’s website: Stephen Henderson talks with Khali Sweeney, founder and program director of Downtown Boxing Gym and Dorian Hogan, youth boxer, about what the gym does for Detroit kids. More than boxing: Sweeny says that the gym provides many services outside of boxing, including tutoring, mentorship, and classical music lessons. Dorian says he goes to the

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The Detroit News: Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program Expands

After operating out of a former car wash for eight years, the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program finally has a new home. On Wednesday, the Detroit nonprofit relocated to a 27,500-square-foot building on East Vernor Highway which houses two boxing rings, a training facility, computer lab, study rooms, and executive

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