Lonnae O'Neal Parker

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Even as the slur has taken on nuance and complexity, it has never lost its original, hateful meaning.

  • Nov 18, 2014

Fall exhibitions with unique twists feature hubcaps, the Virgin Mary, and African photography and paintings.

  • Oct 4, 2014

Pieces by African American artists will be showcased at the National Museum of African Art.

  • Sep 15, 2014

A reporter returns to her old South Side neighborhood to search for answers, and hope, in a summer of gunfire.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Rep. Darrell Issa, a National Capital Planning Commission member, backs changes to Frank Gehry plan

  • Sep 4, 2014

For his role in “Get on Up,” Boseman didn’t just study the musical legend, he inhabited his funky soul. Heeyyy!

  • Jul 30, 2014

She is preparing an exhibition about the relationship between mainstream and self-taught artists.

  • Jul 10, 2014

As preservationists work to limit the number of events on the space, one of the older events gets to stay.

  • Jun 25, 2014

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, has helped fund renovations for Smithsonian building.

  • Jun 23, 2014

After multiple moves in 40 years, the alternative arts program will settle in a new development near the 9:30 Club.

  • Jun 23, 2014
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Lonnae O’Neal Parker is a reporter on the Metropolitan staff who has been working with the investigative unit this year on its D.C. schools project. Lonnae previously worked nine years for The Post’s Style section, writing primarily about popular culture and race.

In 2000, she was a winner of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism award for distinguished work in the coverage of race and ethnicity in America. That same year, her feature “White Girl” was made the subject of a special broadcast of ABC’s “Nightline.” Lonnae was a contributor to the Post’s award-winning 2006 “Being a Black Man” series which has been published as a book. She is the author of I’m Every Woman, Remixed Stories of Marriage, Motherhood and Work.

Lonnae holds a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University; she attended graduate school at Howard University, where she studied sociology.
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