With school underway, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force is looking to test 10,000 north Lafayette students and their parents for the coronavirus.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory, who waited days to express condolences to the family of the 31-year-old Black man killed in a spray of gunfire by Lafayette police officers on Aug. 21, will meet with the family Friday.
Their departures parallel sustained outrage at the mayor-president’s decision to shutter four recreation centers on Lafayette’s predominantly Black Northside.
African Americans account for 39% of coronavirus deaths in the state’s seven-parish health region but only 27% of the population.
It’s cliché to say that there is more that unites than divides the candidates. But reflecting on some of those points of unity is important.