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WASHINGTON POST'S MILLOY TO SPEAK AT UK

By Selena Stevens

 

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As a court and police reporter in Prince George's County, Md., Milloy was recognized for his outstanding coverage of police brutality. He reported on the effects of independence among former British colonies when he was assigned to the Caribbean as a foreign correspondent.

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Feb. 14, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) The University of Kentucky’s African-American Studies and Research Program and the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center will present Courtland Milloy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Memorial Hall. Admission is free.

Milloy, a Washington Post staff writer and columnist, has been covering a wide range of issues affecting Washington since he joined the paper in 1975. He also is the commentator for Black Entertainment Television Network News (BET). He is a frequent guest commentator on BET’s "Lead Story," the popular public affairs program, that highlights national and international issues of importance to African Americans.

Milloy has had an illustrious career since joining The Washington Post. As a court and police reporter in Prince George’s County, he was recognized for his outstanding coverage of police brutality. He reported on the effects of independence among former British colonies when he was assigned to the Caribbean as a foreign correspondent.

Writing for the “Style” section of the Post, Milloy has profiled such luminaries as champion boxer Muhammad Ali, master painter Jacob Lawrence and reggae superstar Bob Marley. Since 1983, his column, which appears on Wednesday and Sunday in the Metro section, has been a must-read for people who want to know the heartbeat of the nation’s capital city.

For more information, contact the Office of African-American Student Affairs, 557 Patterson Office Tower, 257-5641, or the African-American Studies and Research Program, 102 Breckinridge Hall, 257-3593.


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