DeNeen L. Brown

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Her 2009 comments come to mind as we think about acknowledging the contributions made by slaves.

  • Jul 18, 2014

This is what it feels like inside the Washington’s largest shelter, where more than 460 children live, and where 8-year-old Relisha Rudd lived before a shelter janitor took her away from the shelter. Relisha has been missing since March.

  • Jul 15, 2014

The disappearance of 8-year-old girl was part of a pattern of problems at the blighted former hospital.

  • Jul 12, 2014

The former Prince George’s County executive was weakened by cancer but proud of his accomplishments.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Wanda Pratt tells young players at Hoop Dreams tournament to never give up on their dreams.

  • Jun 29, 2014

Living in the Deep South taught him resilience, the politician says. His mother taught him courage.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Lorton prison inmate art may be lost with redevelopment plans

  • Jun 22, 2014

The first lady challenged graduates of a D.C. college program to reach back and help their communities.

  • Jun 20, 2014

The students have all enrolled in or completed college with the help of the D.C. College Access Program.

  • Jun 19, 2014

Officials cut the ribbon on the 560-mile land and water route that traces historic sites related to the War of 1812.

  • Jun 19, 2014

L.Y. Marlow, founder of a domestic violence prevention program, recently released a new novel, “Life Apart,” the story of a love affair between a white sailor and the sister of a black sailor who saved his life at Pearl Harbor.

  • Jun 17, 2014

Edward “Chip” Zawislak was recognized for helping Jennifer Bennett.

  • Jun 12, 2014

The story of PopSmoothe, an aspiring D.C. hip hop artist, is a painful tale of the cost of carelessness and inexperience with firearms, police and prosecutors say. According to experts, accidental shootings in the United States are still rare.

  • Jun 4, 2014

PopSmoothe, 23, planned to make it big. But in a sudden second, he was gone, fatally shot by his own rifle.

  • Jun 3, 2014

County officials hope untold stories of slave resistance could draw more tourists to Prince George’s.

  • Jun 3, 2014

Maya Angelou explained why it was imporant for her to keep the story of the Civil Rights Movement alive

  • May 28, 2014

The disparity may be linked to African Americans’ heavier use of menthol cigarettes, an American Lung Association report found in 2010.

  • May 28, 2014

Former Pr. George’s executive launches fight to save blacks from lung cancer disparities.

  • May 24, 2014

The quality of life in Prince George’s County is improving, according to a report released last week by the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable.

  • May 19, 2014

Go On Girl! Book Club, one of the country’s leading literary groups dedicated to reading works by authors in the African Diaspora, is celebrating its 22nd annual author awards dinner June 22 in Baltimore.

  • May 12, 2014
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About DeNeen

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.