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
Latest from Courtland Milloy

Recipe for healthy students: Add garden and cooking class to school

Kimball Elementary uses cooking classes and gardens to combat food desert in Southeast Washington.

May 17, 2022

In a play about abortion, you don’t have to talk. Just listen.

In a battle of the abortion billboards, a play finds a way to teach about women's bodies. freedom and abortion

May 10, 2022

In a season of rebirth, Veg Fest means new life

For decades, studies have shown the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables. Veg Fest is just one way for researchers and others to make the case in person.

April 19, 2022

The dangerous unselfishness of the Amazon labor union leaders

How two community college dropouts reignited the labor union movement in America

April 5, 2022

Senate hearings shouldn’t be a ‘Game of Thrones’ for Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Supreme Court nominee, who would be the first Black woman on the highest court, had to endure hours of unremitting and unfounded attacks on her integrity and dignity.

March 29, 2022

Children get taste buds tuned for lifetime of healthful eating

Kids at day care get taste buds tuned for a life of healthy eating

March 22, 2022

‘Surviving Deep Waters’: A Black TV reporter takes a long dive into D.C. news

Bruce Johnson, famous Black TV reporter in Washington, D.C., closes out a 45-year career with a memoir.

March 15, 2022

The making of a global citizen means teaching your kids about racism

How a Mother helped her two daughters fend off psychological assault and stay on the path to global citizenship

March 8, 2022

Advocating for her life in a battle against breast cancer

A well-to-do Black woman shows why beating breast cancer is so difficult if you’re poor.

February 22, 2022

Winning the war on decorum

It's not news that fights happen at school board meeting. The news is that they don't turn into wars, not yet anyway.

February 15, 2022