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Racism Increases Premature Births in America

Racism Increases Premature Births in America — the Data Is Now in to Prove that Point

We have important new information about the impact of racism on the preterm birth rates in our country. We now know that African American mothers who feel stress about the impact of racism on their children are more than twice as likely to give birth prematurely. We also now know that for infant mortality outcomes, the level of infant mortality goes down for our white...

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What do we do about Chicago

So What Do We Need to Do About Chicago?

There are some key numbers that need to be known and understood in order for us to understand what needs to happen now in that troubled city. Forty-one people were shot in seven hours in Chicago last week. Eighty-five people were shot that week. More than 3,000 people were shot last year. More than 600 of those shooting victims died. More than 80 percent of...

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We Owe it to Ourselves to Tell the Truth to Each Other

We owe it to ourselves as a country and as a nation to tell the truth to one another. We owe it to ourselves as a country to make telling the truth our personal commitment and our mutual agreement and understanding, and our basic and foundational approach to sharing information and to communicating directly with one another. Telling the truth can help us survive as...

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We Need to Help Every Family Help Every Child Exercise Their Brain

The science of brain development for children is increasingly clear — and we have failed miserably in sharing that very clear and important science about the powerful impact of development activities in the first weeks, months, and years of life for each child in useful and effective ways with far too many families and parents in America. More than half of our births this year...

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Personal Accountability Is The Key To Enlightened Behaviors

We are all heavily influenced by our instinctive behaviors. All four InterGroup books explain that process in some detail. We have instincts to be maternal, paternal, territorial, hierarchical, and tribal that all influence our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, interpersonal and intergroup interactions, and cultural realities in every setting. The usual pattern for the world we live in is that we have a basic instinct that guides...

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