Courtland Milloy

Washington, D.C.

Local columnist

Education: Attended Louisiana State University and Southern Illinois University

Courtland Milloy began writing for newspapers as a high school student in 1967. He learned the craft from his father, who taught journalism and graphic arts, and his mother, who taught typing and shorthand, both at Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, La. Milloy came to The Washington Post from the Miami Herald in 1975. He has covered crime and politics in the District during the Marion Barry administration and the transition of Prince George's County, Md., from a mostly rural white D.C. suburb to the wealthiest predominantly black county in the country. He has also written for Th
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Saying farewell to Karon Blake, ‘man of the house’ at age 13

Slain 13 year old eulogized as man of the house; its a curse not a compliment

January 24, 2023

Who’s responsible for D.C. violence? Ask the youths closest to it.

Adults ought to stop blaming children for violence and look at themselves.

January 17, 2023

New Thou Shalt Not Kill movement meets numbness of so many killings

Prompted in part by a brazen killing last month outside the Busboys and Poets in Southeast Washington, a group of D.C. community activists announces a new anti-violence campaign.

January 10, 2023

The District’s Consorts social club thrives on its 70th anniversary

At 99, Robert P. Stephens has seen the world change. Along the way, the Consorts club has provided friendship and camaraderie.

January 3, 2023

Down on 2023? We get it. But here are some things that might improve.

We can't promise everything, but seven writers offer some glimmer of hope that things might get a little better in the year ahead.

January 1, 2023

Wage war on fentanyl or decriminalize? We must find a way to combat it.

We need to keep thinking about dramatic interventions to this deadly problem

December 27, 2022

Doing the same thing about overdoses and expecting different results

With fentanyl fueling the worst drug epidemic in the nation’s history, it's past time to address the root causes of addiction — including racism.

December 20, 2022

Got milk? If you’re Black, Asian or Hispanic, make it lactose-free.

Efforts to enhance learning by taking cow's milk off the school lunch menu.

December 13, 2022

A gentle girl becomes a tough woman. But how much more killing can she take?

The toll of a mother's fight against gun violence in D.C.

December 6, 2022

The spirit of J. Edgar Hoover begins to stir in Prince George’s County

Prince George's County hit an obstacle in its quest to become home to the FBI's new headquarters. Is the thumb of J. Edgar Hoover weighing on the scales of justice?

November 29, 2022