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“Time is ticking as we continue to deal with the global pandemic, climate change, racial unrest and an economy clearly not working for everyone. Our babies, the future of our country, simply can’t wait until adults get it right. We must take action steps now to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our Black babies,” Iheoma Iruka, research professor in the department of public policy and fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, writes in this op-ed on a newly released report on Black parents and their babies.