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

‘Marshall’: Hollywood focuses on a footnote in Thurgood Marshall’s towering legal career

The eloquent future Supreme Court justice was not allowed to speak during the sensational 1941 trial of a black chauffeur accused of raping and kidnapping a white woman.

She said her boss raped her in a bank vault. Her sexual harassment case would make legal history.

In 1986, Mechelle Vinson, a former bank teller, won a landmark sexual harassment case at the U.S. Supreme Court that helped redefine the workplace for women.

Who killed Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first black female prosecutor?

The brutal 1965 murder remains unsolved as the city unfurled a huge banner in her honor Monday.

Civil rights crusader Fannie Lou Hamer defied men — and presidents — who tried to silence her

On the centennial of her birth, the founder of the Mississippi Freedom Party remains one of the most compelling figures of the civil rights movement.