In a published article by americanprogress.org about healthy disparities by race and ethnicity, they list out a few disturbing facts about the leading causes of death among African Americans and more.
The leading causes of death among African Americans are heart disease, cancer, and accidents.
African Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancers combined compared with any other racial and ethnic group.
There are 11 infant deaths per 1,000 live births among Black Americans. This is almost twice the national average of 5.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
11.4 per 100,000 African American men and 2.8 per 100,000 of African American women die by suicide.
Read more at americanprogress.org