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

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.

The Loving Legacy

Mildred and Richard Loving changed Virginia and the country when they wed in 1958.

‘I don’t scare easily’: A 94-year-old judge’s refusal to bow to racism, death threats

‘I don’t scare easily’: A 94-year-old judge’s refusal to bow to racism, death threats

Damon Keith is still crusading for justice as a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.

Heroism amid bigotry: He was the last Tuskegee Airman to earn his wings and fly

Heroism amid bigotry: He was the last Tuskegee Airman to earn his wings and fly

Carl Johnson, now 90, was too late for World War II. And the aviator almost didn’t make it through the legendary training program for black pilots.