Hamil R. Harris

Washington, D.C.

Hamil Harris is an award-winning journalist who started working with The Washington Post in 1992. He has written hundreds of stories about the people, government, faith and communities in the Washington area.
Latest from Hamil R. Harris

Rev. Tony Lee was a coach, pastor and sports announcer in the D.C. area. He died of covid-19.

Lee, a sports announcer for Howard University, was affectionately known as “Big Tony.”

March 31, 2021

‘Everybody wanted to be there.’ Remembering the Million Man March at 25.

Thousands of Black men gathered on the Mall in Washington for a day of celebration and promise.

October 15, 2020

Van Martel Brathwaite, who served in the D.C. government for decades, always put his daughter first

Brathwaite worked as an assistant general counsel for the District’s Department of Health.

July 2, 2020

D.C.-area mother and daughter die of covid-19 just days apart

Annie Mae Fuller was known for her sweet potato pies. Connie D. Madden worked as a teacher’s aide.

May 27, 2020

U.S. political climate results from ‘theological malpractice,’ D.C. pastor says

‘This will be only be solved when America and her churches are willing to confess to their ultimate loyalty to whiteness and to empire.’

August 25, 2017

A chat with the new pastor of a historic D.C. Baptist church

The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church has named the Rev. Darryl Roberts as its new pastor.

April 21, 2017

Obama spiritual adviser offers biblical word for Trump

Joshua DuBois offers Zechariah 7:9-10: “Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy.”

December 2, 2016