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Rachael Gets Emotional Recalling Thanksgiving She Spent at Youth Center Boxing Gym in Detroit

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Hitting the books: The boxing gym saving Detroit’s youth

DETROIT — The buildings sit, one after another, on E Vernor Highway — dilapidated houses, abandoned businesses, boarded-up structures, vacant lots populated by more weeds …

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Jessica Hauser

Jessica Hauser- 40 Under 40

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 …

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Dog event raising money for Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym

The Downtown Boxing Gym became a dog park for a day. Dozens of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds attended a fundraiser in our …

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CNN Hero Khali Sweeney: ‘I gotta tell her thank you’

CNN Heroes followed up and reported on Khali’s trip to Alton, New Hampshire to visit an 8th grader who sent him an inspiring letter.

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Eye on Detroit

This feature on the Downtown Boxing Gym aired as part of CBS’s “Eye on Detroit” series.

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FCC’s Carr wants to clear the road for connectivity

There was nothing particularly hard-hitting on a day when an FCC commissioner stepped into a boxing ring with a 3-year-old, but Brendan Carr did confirm …

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Wilson Foundation donates $500,000 to Downtown Boxing Gym

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Downtown Boxing Gym to support its “books before boxing” program for students and build …

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Trapped In An Internet Desert, Detroit Teens Struggle To Stay Online

Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework. Melanie Rayford, 18, plans to study …

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Tahir Whitehead Gives Back Through Downtown Boxing Gym

Tahir Whitehead Gives Back Through Downtown Boxing Gym

Four years ago, Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead was looking for a place to volunteer and work with children. The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program …

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