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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder of Washington, D.C.,-based Babyscripts. In recent years, as high rates of maternal mortality in this country have alarmed researchers, one statistic has been especially concerning. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-American mothers in this country die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health.

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If you’re looking for Mayor Lee Leffingwell this week, you may have to head beyond the dais. Mayor Leffingwell is joining fellow municipal leaders in Washington D.C. beginning Jan. 17, attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors 81st Winter Meeting.

Leffingwell will be listening to featured speakers including Vice President Joe Biden and members of  President Barack Obama’s cabinet, discussing issues facing America's mayors today.