Latest from Courtland Milloy

Two sisters recall civil rights activism, and ponder preparing the next generation

Dorie and Joyce Ladner have witnessed the nation’s racial struggles. They want young people to understand what lies ahead.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Support for troops in Afghanistan kept criticism muted. The cost of our quiet was too high.

Americans tried to honor the warriors, not the war, and we all paid the price.
  • Sep 14, 2021

She has devoted her life to helping Haiti. She doesn’t plan to stop now.

Judy Fisher, founder of the nonprofit profit known as MOM, has devoted her time and resources to helping the island nation.
  • Aug 31, 2021

At 80, one woman is using her life story to teach people how to fight for justice

Jean Evansmore grew up poor in West Virginia. Now she’s working to organize the poor to stand up for their rights.
  • Aug 24, 2021

Football’s Darrell Green was called the ‘Ageless Wonder.’ Now he wants to be a model for senior health.

The retired cornerback is promoting the benefits of healthy eating, and talking about the garden from where he plants, picks and then eats.
  • Aug 17, 2021

Inching toward equity in arts funding, thanks to a racial reckoning

The D.C. arts commission is reaching consensus after a bitter and lengthy debate.
  • Aug 10, 2021

Bob Moses saw math as the path to equality. School systems should build upon his work.

The civil rights activist knew that to achieve education equity would take more than a lifetime. Still, it was his life’s work.
  • Jul 27, 2021

A 6-year-old’s death leaves a neighborhood grieving but not surprised

For residents of Ward 8, coming together to stop the violence is hard when so many are struggling with so much.
  • Jul 20, 2021

Two young women died of opioid overdoses weeks apart. Their mothers are speaking out.

Jayla McBroom was 17 when she died. Cairo Pondexter was 20.
  • Jul 6, 2021

His food truck was stolen; his mother told him to pray. Strangers heard his plea.

James Turner poured his savings into the service van. Then someone stole and trashed it just as he was hoping to launch.
  • Jun 15, 2021