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News and media coverage

Here you will find a list of some of the coverage that Boxing Out Negativity has received over the years!

Reuters video: Former gang leader turns kids to boxing. October 4th, 2016.

Chicago Tribune: In a tough Chicago neighborhood, comfort and safety in boxing. by Mary Schmich. September 16th, 2016.

The Art of the Science podcast: https://soundcloud.com/theartofthescience/aots-show-8-16-16#t=23:30 August 16th, 2016

Al Jazeera, Live video feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMoErobq150&sns=fb. August 2016.

1st Amendment Media: DEREK BROWN TEACHES YOUTH HOW TO “BOX OUT NEGATIVITY”. by Kara Cunningham. July 21st, 2016.

The Voice-Austin, Garfield/Lawndale: BOXING OUT NEGATIVITY SHOWCASES LOCAL ATHLETES AT 4th OF JULY LAWNDALE EXHIBITION. July 7th, 2016

ABC 7 Chicago, Windy City Live: FORMER VICE LORD HELPS KEEP NORTH LAWNDALE KIDS SAFE. November 20th, 2015.

The Chicago Tribune: Ex-gang member talks about rap music’s influence. by Dawn M. Turner. November 5th, 2015.

The Youth Project: ‘Flipping the Script’ on Violence in a Notoriously Gang-Heavy Neighborhood. by Corinne Shin, Fabiano Leal and Matt Rhodes. September 10, 2014.

Al Jazeera America: “Still Fighting for Chicago” by Christof Putzel. September 2, 2014

VICE News: Former Vice Lord Sets Kids Straight: Last Chance High (Episode 7) March 15, 2014.

Chicago Tribune: Boxing Out Negativity March 13, 2013.

ABC News: Hidden America: Amid Gang War, Chicago Struggles to Create Change October 19, 2012

ABC News: Former Chicago Gang Leader Turned Life Around, Teaches Kids Boxing by Ely Brown. October 18, 2012

The Voice Newspaper: BOXING OUT NEGATIVITY PROMOTING PEACE, POISE & PRIDE IN NORTH LAWNDALE YOUTH. January 6, 2012.

Associated Press: Violence Feared As Chicago Plans School Closings

The Examiner: Derek Brown is changing the town with “Gloves Not Guns.” July 18, 2011.

North Lawndale Community News and Chicagoistheworld: Former gang leader turns life around, uses boxing to help youth. by La Risa Lynch. June 16, 2011.

PBS Video: Boxing Out Negativity. August 10, 2010.


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