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Courtland Milloy

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Courtland Milloy
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Courtland Milloy is an American columnist and former reporter for The Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1975 after working at the Miami Herald.[1] He is one of the journalists interviewed in the documentary film The Newspaperman. Milloy is known for covering the Washington D.C. area's African American community and highlighting issues in less affluent areas of Washington, D.C.[2] He is a critic of gentrification and urban cyclists. Milloy hosted the BET show For Black Men Only in 1992.

A former critic of Twitter, he later began tweeting.[3] Milloy has been critical of cyclists and has drawn their protests with his columns.[4][5]

He was a critic of the Washington Redskins team name[6] and has written on issues including panhandling, recovery from drug addiction, reparations, and traffic fines. He was critical of the film Precious.

On Dec. 19, 2023, Milloy published his farewell column.[7]


  1. ^ "Courtland Milloy". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Smith, Rend (November 26, 2010). "What's Tweeting Courtland Milloy?". Washington City Paper. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Rend (August 2, 2011). "Courtland Milloy, Myopic Little Twit". Washington City Paper. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Posts tagged Courtland Milloy". Greater Greater Washington. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Cohen, Matt (July 10, 2014). "Cyclists Protest Courtland Milloy's Column Outside WaPo Headquarters". DCist. Archived from the original on September 22, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Redskins' woes beyond the name". The Washington Times.
  7. ^ "As I step away, I remember the strivers and survivors of our city". The Washington Post.