Kirwan report to give city measurable goals for aiding young black men

By Rick Rouan The Columbus Dispatch When then-President Barack Obama challenged communities across the country in 2014 to create opportunities for young black men, Columbus jumped in. But more than two years later, and with Obama’s presidency ended, city leaders are trying to determine where their My Brother’s Keeper initiative goes from here. Columbus City … Continue reading »

Kirwan report to give city measurable goals for aiding young black men

My Brother’s Keeper Gears Up For Review Of Mentorship Programs

By Debbie Holmes, WOSU Public Media, Just over two years after President Obama kicked off My Brother’s Keeper, an effort to mentor young men of color, Ohio State University will begin studying how well the program works in central Ohio and how it can improve. Columbus City Council member Shannon Hardin has worked to develop some … Continue reading »

My Brother’s Keeper Gears Up For Review Of Mentorship Programs

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

By Brent Warren Columbus Underground In 2011 the city of Beavercreek, Ohio refused a request from the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to extend an existing bus line an additional three stops. What sounds like a minor local news story turned into much more, and a new film documenting the resultant civil rights complaint and … Continue reading »

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

Film about RTA and Beavercreek feud wins ‘best feature documentary’

By Will Garbe, Dayton Daily News “Free To Ride,” the documentary about the struggles between the Greater Dayton RTA and the city of Beavercreek, won best feature documentary at the 2017 D.C. Independent Film Festival. A feature-length documentary about the Greater Dayton RTA feud with Beavercreek over access to public transportation premiered at a Washington, … Continue reading »

Film about RTA and Beavercreek feud wins ‘best feature documentary’

Documentary Raises Questions About Transit’s Civil Rights Impact

By Stephanie Beasley for Bloomberg BNA’s Beyond the Hill Is a community obligated to provide public transportation options? And if it doesn’t, is that a civil rights issue? Those are some of the questions at the core of “Free to Ride” a new documentary  produced by the Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study … Continue reading »

Documentary Raises Questions About Transit’s Civil Rights Impact