Nigell Moses, Verite

Nigell Moses, Verite

New Orleans native Nigell Moses graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She is a published contributing writer, with stories in The Louisiana Weekly and Data News Weekly.

Thaddeus Delay encourages students at Edna Karr High School before test time.

Black educators faced overwhelming challenges during pandemic

By: - April 22, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — For many Black educators in New Orleans, teaching during the height of the pandemic was overwhelming. Black teachers make up more than 50% of teachers in New Orleans. And although most teachers experienced an increased workload as they transitioned to virtual learning during the pandemic, according to a 2020 report from the […]

Water is held in an aerating pond at the Sewerage & Water Board plant in New Orleans.

High levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in southeast Louisiana drinking water spur concern

By: - January 25, 2023

NEW ORLEANS – The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans conducted a study last summer on the level of chemicals flowing in the Mississippi River, the central source of drinking water for many communities in southeast Louisiana. The results were not comforting. The researchers found high levels of PFAS, a group of synthetic, potentially harmful […]