Latest from Courtland Milloy

A Commerce nominee’s formerly enslaved ancestors ran a taxi service where the department is now headquartered

Don Graves Jr. has been nominated to be deputy secretary of the agency. He would work where the family seeds of commerce began.
  • Feb 23, 2021

The vaccine is coming. Not knowing when makes the waiting harder.

A shortage of doses, unequal distribution and the spread of variants have many people on edge.
  • Feb 16, 2021

For one teacher, it was a life well-lived. Covid cut it short.

Evelyn Duckenfield was 81 when she died of the disease.
  • Feb 2, 2021

One mother’s #BlackMaternalHealth was made better by having a Black doctor

Folashade Butler turned to Twitter after the birth of her twins to praise her physician.
  • Jan 26, 2021

Trump sowed divisions until the bitter end. It may have been his biggest success.

He did not “make America great again.”
  • Jan 19, 2021

The riot at the Capitol shouldn’t have been a surprise. We were all warned.

Black people’s concerns about festering racism are often dismissed.
  • Jan 12, 2021

To survive the pandemic, exercise, eat healthy — just like a basketball star

Professional athletes like Kevin Durant have a lot of support. But what about the rest of us?
  • Jan 5, 2021

It’s time to help make peace. That starts with education.

Pacifist Colman McCarthy urges his students and others to make at least one small move to make a difference.
  • Dec 22, 2020

Rosenwald schools provided an educational path for Black students. A new road map is needed for today.

Academic gains for Black students are at risk of being reversed amid the pandemic.
  • Dec 15, 2020

Vincent Reed devoted his life to students. Renaming Wilson High is the best way to honor his legacy.

He served as the school’s first Black principal and later led the entire district, promoting equality all the while.
  • Dec 8, 2020