DeNeen L. Brown
Staff Writer

DeNeen L. Brown is an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post.

Brown has covered night police, education, courts, politics and culture. She has written about the black middle class, poverty, the homeless, arts and gentrification. As a foreign correspondent, DeNeen Brown traveled throughout the Arctic to write about climate change and indigenous populations.

In 2006, DeNeen Brown won First Place in Narrative Features in the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors’ Excellence-in-Feature-Writing Contest. DeNeen Brown won the 1999 Award for Non-Deadline Writing by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Latest by DeNeen L. Brown

Turkey Creek, Miss., the community where nobody died in Katrina

Turkey Creek, Miss., the community where nobody died in Katrina

Ten years after Katrina hit, people in Turkey Creek, a historically black town in Mississippi, still call Dashawn Thompson “the Storm Walker.” When Katrina struck, Thompson and five other men risked themselves to rescue their neighbors.

On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, what was lost and gained from Katrina’s fury

On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, what was lost and gained from Katrina’s fury

Scars and recovery are everywhere along Highway 90, where whole towns were obliterated and 238 died.

ACLU files complaint against Pocomoke City for firing black police chief behind closed doors

ACLU files complaint against Pocomoke City for firing black police chief behind closed doors

Officials allegedly violated Maryland law when they met in closed sessions to fire Kelvin Sewell, the ACLU says.

Alleged strip search outside Maryland CVS violated man’s civil rights, lawsuit says

Alleged strip search outside Maryland CVS violated man’s civil rights, lawsuit says

A Laurel City police officer is accused in a federal lawsuit of exposing a man’s genitals during a traffic stop.