Khalil Gillon, Verite

Khalil Gillon, Verite

Khalil Gillon is a New Orleans native from Algiers. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and is a graduate of Louisiana State University in political journalism. Passionate about politics, Gillon ran a podcast called “The State of Today” that focused on current issues.

Rep. Mandie Landry speaks July 18, 2023, during the veto override session at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

What do progressives want for the future of Louisiana Democrats?

By: - November 10, 2023

Progressive politicians in Louisiana say that the Democrats’ big loss in the state’s gubernatorial primary last month shows that the party’s push to bring back the moderate rural and suburban voters it has lost to the GOP in the past few decades is misguided. They believe there needs to be a more aggressive push for […]

Emelda Harness works the polls at Eleanor McMain Secondary School on October 14, 2023.

After 50-plus years of Election Days, it still doesn’t get old for one poll worker

By: - October 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — Emelda Harness, 73, doesn’t usually wake up before the sun rises, but Saturday morning was different. Harness, a retired grandmother and lifelong New Orleans resident who completes puzzle books in her free time, got out of bed at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 14 and ate her breakfast. Then, she made her way […]