Latest from Courtland Milloy

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

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