Latest from Courtland Milloy

He stopped playing music to talk about his late wife. His loss struck a chord.

Nate Giles was working through his grief when he decided to tell listeners about her.
  • Jun 8, 2021

An essay contest asked D.C. students about challenges faced during the pandemic. There was loss, but also hope.

Covid and the country’s racial reckoning brought adult-size problems to the young.
  • Jun 1, 2021

Brookland Manor residents planned to watch a film on gentrification. Some said they got a firsthand look at how it works.

The apartment complex is being transformed into a mixed-income development, but some residents think there’s an effort to push them out.
  • May 25, 2021

Black people are the ones most impacted by the justice system. Shouldn’t they have a part in fixing it?

As D.C. debates whether to create its own parole board, an advocate pushes for more Black voices to be heard.
  • May 18, 2021

Alexis Hawkins got expelled from high school. Last week she got her law degree.

The D.C. resident said she grew up brawling over beefs, but now she wants to take her fight to the courtroom to help others like herself.
  • May 11, 2021

Buzzard Point residents have spent years fighting for a cleaner neighborhood. With newcomers, there’s hope there may be action.

As the area becomes more affluent, longtime residents are working to improve conditions and not get displaced.
  • May 4, 2021

Tony Lewis Jr. helps men freed from prison. He wants his father to be one of the men he helps.

A sentence reduction hearing is scheduled for Tony Lewis Sr., who has spent 32 years in prison on drug charges.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Project EDEN’s mission is to grow food — and community — in Southeast D.C.

Kwesi Osaze Billups is working to plant seeds in the District and other cities to combat scarcity and provide opportunities.
  • Apr 6, 2021

The Tuskegee Airmen got him recognition. But it was family and community that brought the reward.

Major Louis Anderson II was proud of his service in the war, but he didn’t believe his service ended there.
  • Mar 30, 2021

A civil rights veteran’s advice for the next generation: Move beyond the protests

One of the founders of the SNCC says activists need to protect voting rights and get elected to statewide offices where they can make an impact.
  • Mar 23, 2021