Historical Museum honors present-day Detroiters
When you think of the Detroit Historical Museum, you think of the past, but through a new exhibition the museum is celebrating those making an impact now, in the present. “The project is really designed to celebrate Detroit’s unsung hero’s, the people from the neighborhoods who really make our neighborhood come to life who make our lives as Detroiters the kind of rich interesting lives that they are,” Rebecca Salminen-Witt, Chief Strategy and Marketing Director, with the Detroit Historical Society told “Live in the D’s,” April Morton. This is the 2nd installment of the exhibit titled “The Hustle,” where 34 Black owned Detroit small businesses are recognized not only for their hustle and grind, but for giving back to the community.
The Downtown Boxing Gym Transforming Entire 27,500 Sq. Ft. Building Into ‘Green’ Space
A 5 year construction project to transform the Downtown Boxing Gym into a Green space is near completion. The new energy efficient products saving the non-profit thousands every month, meaning more funding for youth programs at the...detroit.cbslocal.com
Eminem foundation releasing Black Friday merch to help Downtown Boxing Gym and celebrate 20 years of 'Stan'
Instagram, @eminemJust in time for Black Friday, Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation has released a limited edition line of merch to celebrate the 20th anniversary ofand his hit "Stan. "Proceeds from the sales will go toward the Downtown Boxing Gym, a free athletic program for youth in Detroit, which has been hit hard by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. "To have Eminem and the Marshall Mathers Foundation step up during this time and help raise much-needed funds means the world to us. "The merch makes reference to a fictitious "Stan's Boxing Gym," while also referencing("MM LP.") That's why after all these years we still have no choice but to stan.metrotimes.com
Rachael Ray surprises Michigan’s Downtown Boxing Gym on today’s show with a huge check
DETROIT - Rachael Ray is surprising Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym with a big fat check and it’s not the first time she’s shown some love for the facility. Detroit native Khali Sweeney founded the gym in 2007. It uses boxing as a tool to get kids on the right track with school. The gym was first featured on an episode of the “Rachael Ray Show” in 2015. On today’s show, Ray gave viewers an update on where some of the kids who she first met in 2015 are at today.mlive.com
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit hopes new van will help them do more -- Asks for your vote
DETROIT – The Downtown Boxing Gym does more than just teach kids how to box. It’s a nonprofit that provides high-risk children structure, tutoring and some lessons in the boxing ring. Sweeney said they own one van and rely on leases and grants for the eight other vans they operate. If they got another van, they could bring even more kids into the program. The gym is hoping a new van will help them do even more.