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Columbus Dispatch Three decades ago, the YWCA Women of Achievement Award was established to honor female leaders in central Ohio. The latest honorees were introduced today and will be formally recognized at a luncheon on April 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
 
The Washington Post Brian Koziol took a 30,000-foot view. A few years ago, Koziol, the director of research for Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia Inc., picked up a project his predecessor has been working on: a map showing which neighborhoods in Richmond best positioned their residents for future opportunity.
 
Columbus Dispatch These areas are home to 22 percent of the babies who die (and 30 percent of the non-white babies), though they include just 9 percent of the county’s residents and about 12 percent of births, according to Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
 
Featured in Pioneer Press This social and neuroscience phenomenon, as described by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, “refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner.”
 
St. Paul Pioneer Press I have a theory that also may partly explain my experience back home: Lollie was a victim of implicit bias if not contempt of cop. This social and neuroscience phenomenon, as described by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, “refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner.”
 
Columbus Monthly Matt Martin, a researcher for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State, analyzes factors “that have been proven meaningful in having successful life outcomes” in Columbus neighborhoods, eyeing trends and creating what the institute calls “opportunity maps.”
 
Columbus Dispatch A group of young, black South Side students will have more opportunities to succeed in school and in life under a program the Franklin County commissioners approved yesterday.
 
Columbus Dispatch The maps were created in the mid-1930s to show the level of lending risk in 239 cities, including 14 in Ohio. They were commissioned by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and produced by the Home Owners’ Loan Corp.
 
Columbus Dispatch Neighborhoods with the highest infant-mortality rates also are neighborhoods where many residents face a list of other obstacles in life, said Sharon Davies, the executive director of OSU’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, which has analyzed data for the task force.
 
The Toledo Blade “Lead is a devastating, secret, silent problem,” Robert Cole, an attorney for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. “And the solution is not to wait.”