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

Justice Department scrutinizes firing of black police chief in Pocomoke City, Md.

Justice Department scrutinizes firing of black police chief in Pocomoke City, Md.

The small town has been roiled by allegations of racism and abuse of power by city officials.

History of lynchings on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

History of lynchings on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

After a black police chief in Pocomoke City, Md., was fired for refusing to dismiss two black officers who claimed they were working in a racially charged hostile environment, attention has once again turned to the long history of racial tensions in the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Racial turmoil in Md.’s ‘Friendliest Town’ after black police chief is fired

Racial turmoil in Md.’s ‘Friendliest Town’ after black police chief is fired

Supporters say he was sacked for refusing to dismiss two black officers who complained of racism.

At Md. camp, disabled kids master
a rite of passage: Riding a bike

At Md. camp, disabled kids master <br>a rite of passage: Riding a bike

Specialized bicycles and trained volunteers help dozens of children reach pedal empowerment.