Karli Winfrey, Verite

Karli Winfrey, Verite

Karli Winfrey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Loyola University. With a background in the New Orleans hospitality industry, Winfrey has first-hand experience with grassroots communities and is a contributing writer for The Advocate.

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New Orleans plans to erase $130 million in residents’ medical debt

By: - January 2, 2023

The New Orleans City Council, following the footsteps of other local governments in Cook County, Illinois, and Toledo, Ohio, passed a last-minute line item in early December to the city’s 2023 budget: a $1.3 million expenditure that is earmarked to be used to erase more than $100 million in medical debt for city residents. The […]

Unite Here Local 23 hospitality workers union at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, from left, Wanonieca Arnold, Louis Williams, Brandon Carter and Latrice Marshall, hold up of a petition delivered to Sodexo USA, demanding workplace changes.

Convention center employees threaten strike over working conditions

By: - November 23, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – Sodexo food service employees from five major convention centers across the country have announced demands for improving working conditions and threatened that failure to meet the demands could result in strikes. Food service workers at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center have partnered with Unite Here Local 23 in New Orleans to […]

Jas Robinson's feet are shown near a fault in the floor of her New Orleans home

‘Healthy Homes’ ordinance falls short for New Orleans tenants, advocates say

By: - November 10, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – Jas Robinson walked through the kitchen of her Tulane-Gravier apartment on a warm October afternoon. Her large calico cat, Badu, weaved between her legs, dodging the soft spots in the linoleum that buckle even at the weight of a feline. Every day, as Robinson, 30, a caterer, moves between the stove and […]