The leaders of seven nonprofit groups explain their motivation for being involved in the problems they see in their neighborhoods affecting the rising number of black youth deaths.
The work to save the lives of African American children in the Sacramento region continues to gather steam, with the selection of the final community-based group that will join the effort.
Sacramento County has launched an education campaign to try to stem the number of African American children dying in their sleep. Renée Walker lost two children to sleep-related deaths before turning to a nonprofit for support.
African American children are dying in Sacramento County at more than twice the rate of white children and about three times the rate of Latino and Asian youths. More than a third of black child deaths occur in the womb or the first weeks of life.
Local organizations join together to help reduce the number of black child deaths in Sacramento.