News Coverage

2021

August 20 -NBC 5 – Street Love Ride to Take Place in Chicago This Weekend

August 18 – Streetsblog – Street Love Ride Returns Saturday to Promote Peace and Unity on the West Side

August 18 – WTTW – 10 Things to do This Weekend: Aug 19-22

May 22 – WGN-TV –Biking and Boxing Out Negativity (2:00)

May 20 – Block Club Chicago – West Side Community Bike Ride Saturday Will be a ‘Symbol of Peace’ for Local Youth

February 12 – Ride Illinois – Ride Illinois Webinar: Boxing Out Negativity (59:13)

February 10 – Nerdy Media – Ep. 20: Box Out Negativity – Coverage of the 2020 Street Love Ride (3:19)

February 5 – WGN-TV – Boxing Out Negativity Coach is Helping Youth Avoid Life on the Streets (3:40)

2020

November 27 – South Side Weekly – Best of North Lawndale 2020

August 2020 – Mateo Zapata Multimedia Production (commissioned by Equiticity) – Street Love Ride (1:00)

August 19th – Streetsblog Chicago – The Street Love Ride Drew Hundreds of Cyclists to Promote Peace in North Lawndale

August 19th – Chicago Catholic – St. Agatha Site of Peace Ride Through North Lawndale

August 15 – CBS 2 – 9 Mile ‘Street Love’ Bike Ride Through North Lawndale (Promo – 0:27)

August 13th – Time Out Chicago – A Community Bike Ride in North Lawndale Aims to Bring Peace to the Streets

July 10 – Chicago Tribune – Editorial: What Isn’t Working to Reduce Crime in Chicago – And What Could

Feb. 29 – ABC 57 South Bend – Youth Boxing Groups Using Sports as an Opportunity to Grow

Feb. 3 – CBS 2 Chicago – Chicagoan Devell Hill Turns His Life Around, Gets it Taken Away by Violence

Jan. 30 – WGN-TV – Friends, Family Gather to Remember 26-Year-Old Man

2019

July 1 – Austin Weekly News – At 150, North Lawndale has Lots of Stories to Tell

2018

Nov. 3 – ABC 7 – 2018 Peace Hub Mini-Grants Showcase

Aug. 19 – ABC 7 – Put Down Guns, Pick Up Gloves

Aug. 11 – CBS 2 – North Lawndale Bike Ride for Peace


2017       

Sept. 5 – VICE News – These After School Programs Help Young People Develop Their Potential

Aug. 23 – Guardian Liberty Voice – North Lawndale Boxing League Changes Young Lives

July 19 – VICE News – Former Gang Member is Now the Coach of an Inner-City Boxing League

July 6 – Austin, Garfield/Lawndale Voice – Boxers Create Fireworks at 16th & Avers for 4th of July Fun

July 4 –  WGN-TV – Program Encourages Kids to “Box Out ” Guns and Drugs

June 12 – KineSophy – Interview with Derek Brown

April 24 – The Progress Rapport –  Boxing Out Negativity (9:00)


2016

Oct. 5 – A Plus – How a Former Gang Member Helps Chicago Kids Stay Focused and Stay Out of Trouble

Oct. 4 – Reuters News – Former Gang Leader Turns Kids to Boxing

Sept. 16 – Chicago Tribune – In a Tough Chicago Neighborhood, Comfort and Safety in Boxing

Aug. 30 – Al Jazeera – Derek Brown Interview About Chicago Violence

July 21 – 1st Amendment Media – Derek Brown Teaches Youth How to “Box Out Negativity”

July 7 – Austin, Garfield/Lawndale Voice – Boxing Out Negativity Showcases Local Athletes


2015

Nov. 20 – ABC 7 – Former Vice Lord Helps Keep North Lawndale Kids Safe


2014

Sep. 10 – The Youth Project – Flipping the Script (28:03)


2013

March 13 – Chicago Tribune – Boxing Out Negativity (2:10)


2012

Oct. 19 – ABC News – Chicago Struggles to Create Change (@ 1:10 – 1:40)

Oct. 19 – ABC News (written story) – Former Chicago Boxer Turned Life Around, Teaches Kids Boxing

Jan. 6 – Austin, Garfield/Lawndale Voice – Promoting Peace, Poise, and Pride in North Lawndale


2011

Aug. 22 – Al-Jazeera – Ex-Gang Member Confronts Past

Aug. 19 – Austin, Garfield/Lawndale Voice – North Lawndale Boxing League Stages Outdoor Bouts

July 5 – North Lawndale Community News – These Fighters Always Win: The Losses Too

June 16 – North Lawndale Community News – From Reputed Gang Leader, to Respected Coach

2010

Aug. 4 – CNN – Teaching Boxing to Stop Violence (Transcript)

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