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

Michael Brown’s parents press for justice

Michael Brown’s parents press for justice

They say their lack of confidence in the justice system in Missouri began the day their son was shot.

Ferguson police chief apologizes to Brown’s parents

Ferguson police chief apologizes to Brown’s parents

The police chief in Ferguson, Mo., apologizes to the black teen’s parents, six weeks after his death.

Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

Ceremony marks anniversary of  Navy Yard shooting

Navy officials read the names of the 12 people killed in the rampage and tolled a bell in their memory.

A good whuppin’? Adrian Peterson child abuse case raises old debate

A good whuppin’? Adrian Peterson child abuse case raises old debate

Spanking as a method of discipline has been debated for decades, especially in the African American community where the “switch” was both feared and revered.