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I connect caregivers of children ages 0–5 in L.A. County who live and breathe our early childhood system every day with academics, researchers and policy makers to reveal gaps between the two and shine a light on what’s working and what’s not.
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Stories by Priska Neely
Longshoreman Bobby Carrillo has attended the Labor Day parade in Wilmington for 23 years and it’s a tradition he’s passing down to his son and grandchildren.
Black moms are much less likely to breastfeed, compared to women of other races and ethnicities. More and more support groups are trying to change that.
Hundreds of new and expectant parents gathered in Pasadena over the weekend to get tips and resources on everything from breastfeeding to baby wearing at a convention called MommyCon.
In the latest issue of the journal "Ethnicity & Disease," Chandra Ford calls out the public health field and challenges researchers to recognizes bias.
A federal appeals court in Pasadena heard from attorneys Tuesday who say President Trump's proposed border wall violates more than 30 environmental laws.
Seventy-one percent of 4-year-olds are enrolled in a licensed center or school setting. But access to those programs varies wildly across L.A. County and the state.
It’s not easy to talk about infant mortality rates, but one ugly statistic is causing alarm: black babies around the country are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday.
Ohio has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation. Community organizations are working to give parents tangible tools to help, with a focus on dads.
The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of the initiative is that improving life for all residents will ultimately save babies.
Experts say one of the reasons black babies are more likely to die is because of a tendency to ignore one of the underlying causes: systemic racism.
There are so many public health workers, researchers and community organizers across the country who have dedicated their lives to improving birth outcomes for black babies.
Black babies in Los Angeles County are three times more likely to die before their first birthdays than white babies. Health officials want to change that.
The issue is complex, but the data is straightforward – black babies are two times more likely to die before their first birthday than white babies. The issue is not new but we know more about the causes than ever before. Will society fix it?
After Raena Granberry lost her first baby, she turned her grief and anger into action. Now she does community outreach for a group that's working to close the gap.
Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. KPCC's Priska Neely has a personal connection to this issue.