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New Reports Show Black Infants Continue to Die at a Higher Rate Compared to Other Races

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by Taneisha Cordell

CLEVELAND — Ohio’s infant mortality rate is steadily declining, but the numbers are barely budging for black infants. According to state and local officials, the numbers are still three times higher than the rate for white babies.

Bernie Kerrigan, executive director of First Year Cleveland, says the problem is racism.

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