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9:37 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Program shows promise in reducing infant deaths in Kalamazoo County

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But work remains to be done to reduce infant mortality and close racial gap
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health show that from 2006 to 2010, black infants in Kalamazoo were more than five times less likely than white babies to make it to their first birthday. From 2008 to 2010, that rate was 6.4, the highest of any city in the state.
12:32 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Racial disparity grows in infant mortality

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From 2006 to 2010 infant mortality rate was five times higher for blacks in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo is literally the land of The Promise, where a child who calls this city home can attend a Michigan college for free.
WMUK News
3:14 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Kellogg Foundation conference promotes racial healing

Gail Christopher
Credit W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The United States may be heading toward a "post-racial" future. But organizers of a national conference later this month say race-based discrimination and inequality are still all too real. The third annual "America Healing" conference is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek. It will be held April 22-25 in Asheville, North Carolina. Last year's session was held in New Orleans.

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WMUK News
11:10 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Documentary revists a 1963 civil rights boycott

Credit SW Michigan Black Heritage Society

Like many cities, Kalamazoo has traveled a long road toward greater racial equality. But the Civil Rights Movement first hit home in 1963 when black residents boycotted a local drugstore that refused to hire African-American workers. Now, students in a class at Kalamazoo College debut a video documentary about the Van Avery Drugstore boycott on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Olmstead Room at Mandelle Hall.

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