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

Obama leaves White House without pardoning black nationalist Marcus Garvey

Obama leaves White House without pardoning black nationalist Marcus Garvey

Garvey’s son Julius had hoped the country’s first African American president would clear his famous father’s name. But it didn’t happen.

‘This is sacred land’: Nuns hope to save historical plantation from being sold

Just five members of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament still live at Virginia’s Belmead, where 15,000 black children were educated at two Catholic boarding schools.

He helped make legal history in Loving v. Virginia. At 80, he’s still fighting for justice.

He helped make legal history in Loving v. Virginia. At 80, he’s still fighting for justice.

Philip J. Hirschkop represented Mildred and Richard Loving in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriages.

Marcus Garvey’s son wants President Obama to pardon his famous father. Time is running out.

The black nationalist was convicted of mail fraud in 1923. His 83-year-old son, Julius, believes he deserves a posthumous pardon.