Special Series: Black Infant Mortality |

America's black babies are paying for society's ills. What will we do to fix it?

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| 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 losing her son, this LA mom's mission is saving black babies

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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.

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How the black infant mortality crisis touched my family

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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.

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Black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. My family is part of this statistic

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Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. KPCC's Priska Neely realized her family has been touched by this issue.