DeNeen L. Brown

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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

  • Mar 30, 2015

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

  • Mar 29, 2015

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

  • Mar 27, 2015

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

  • Mar 27, 2015

D.C. Judge Janet Albert said she will hold an additional hearing on the fate of the three boys in May.

  • Mar 16, 2015

Applications for marriage licenses shot up by more than 5,000 in the last four years.

  • Feb 15, 2015

For the first time in decades, the courthouse opened on a weekend to perform weddings.

  • Feb 14, 2015

Quiet space for reflection built inside Building 197

  • Feb 3, 2015

About 400 people began trickling into the renovated building on Monday. Some were eager; others nervous.

  • Feb 2, 2015

Despite renovations, some workers remain haunted by the place where 12 people were killed.

  • Feb 1, 2015
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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.
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