Combating income inequality: 3 local, practical solutions to a national epidemic

By Aaron Mondry, Model D In the winter of 2015, Metro Detroiters read the incredible story of James Robertson, a black man in his mid-50s who walked over 20 miles, five days a week, from his Detroit home to his factory job in Rochester. He had no car and no other options. And yet, despite … Continue reading »

Combating income inequality: 3 local, practical solutions to a national epidemic

Winburn: 7 council members approve motion to strike institutional racism

By Mark Curnutte Cincinnati Enquirer Dwight Tillery and other Black Agenda Cincinnati leaders didn’t even have to ask. Before the former Cincinnati mayor could make his formal presentation Monday to city council’s Budget and Finance Committee, committee chairman Charlie Winburn announced that he and five of his colleagues had approved a motion to remove institutional racism from city policies and … Continue reading »

Winburn: 7 council members approve motion to strike institutional racism

In Greater Boston, a lopsided geography of affordable housing

The Child Opportunity Index (COI) maps featured, developed by diversitydatakids.org and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity Boston Globe By David Scharfenberg One in a series of occasional articles examining how income disparities are reshaping the region. LEXINGTON — Evelyn Brito knew how to navigate her tough slice of Dorchester, how … Continue reading »

In Greater Boston, a lopsided geography of affordable housing

Washtenaw County leaders call for action to address economic and racial inequity

The Ann Arbor News By Ryan Stanton Matt Martin, senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, talked about the Opportunity Index and how mapping the changing landscape of opportunity can contribute to equity and sustainability. He emphasized it’s more complex than just mapping poverty and income. “We know … Continue reading »

Washtenaw County leaders call for action to address economic and racial inequity

Hilltop’s stable neighborhoods also need support, Ohio State study says

Columbus Dispatch by Mark Ferenchik A report by Ohio State University researchers suggests that efforts to boost housing in Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood should focus not just on the poorest and most blighted areas, but also on those closer to the tipping point. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity’s “Housing in the … Continue reading »

Hilltop’s stable neighborhoods also need support, Ohio State study says