A LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE FOR BLACK MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN
SANKOFA COUNSIL OF MILWAUKEE PRODUCTION
“LET THE ELDERS SPEAK”
The Black Reality Think Tank’s Weekend Edition Part 2 will dialogue with a powerful “Queen Mother,” (Dr, Janine James) who is an MD and has delivered over 3000 babies during her 40-year career. She will be interviewed by Brother Alfonzo Watkins, Executive Director of the Sankofa Council of Milwaukee on issues of infant mortality and nurturing our children in the Womb through Birth and Beyond.
Infant mortality is a key measure of a nation’s health, reflecting socioeconomic conditions, maternal health, public health practices, and access to high-quality medical care, among other factors. Major causes of infant mortality include birth defects, low birth weight, and preterm birth, maternal pregnancy complications, and sudden infant death syndrome.
The mortality rate among black infants is high—more than double the rate for white and Asian groups.
The program host is Dr. William Rogers.