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

D.C. mother pleads guilty to abuse of
9-year-old son with cerebral palsy

D.C. mother pleads guilty to abuse of <br>9-year-old son with cerebral palsy

Betty T. Threatt faces nine years for scalding, binding, starving and locking up the boy for days.

Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Court, police and other documents, along with family interviews, present a harrowing tale of alleged abuse.

All-black towns across America: Life was hard but full of promise

All-black towns across America: Life was hard but full of promise

Nicodemus, Kan., was advertised as “The Largest Colored Colony in America.”

Black towns, established by freed slaves after the Civil War, are dying out

Black towns, established by freed slaves after the Civil War, are dying out

Residents and researchers are racing to document communities before they disappear.