racial disparities

Lloyd "Lucky" Hall (at far right) died of Covid-19 in March 2020 at age 69. He leaves behind a wife and a family of children and grandchildren. (Photo courtesy Sirrea Whittaker)

Sirrea Whittaker describes her dad as the life of the party, an outspoken Black man with a love for his Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a sprawling network of friends.

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus isn’t satisfied with the response to last week’s incidents in the House that culminated with lawmakers having to be physically separated from each other.

Indiana recently announced infant mortality rates are the lowest ever. Some counties like St. Joseph County say it’s too early to note exact changes at the local level, which are evaluated every five years. However, health officials in St. Joe County say focusing on a mother’s access to health care has been key to those results. 

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus say Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announced steps on addressing racial inequity are a start – but still far from what’s necessary to fix the state’s pervasive problems.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he wants to be a “barrier buster” to help reduce racial inequality in the Hoosier State.

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