News Coverage

2018

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)

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

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