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DeNeen Brown Wins 2014 Salute to Excellence Award for Magazine Story

Magazines – General Reporting

People’s Inaugural Ball changed lives
DeNeen L. Brown
The Washington Post

 January 17, 2013  
Somewhere in the crowd that night stood homeless people, wounded service members, flood survivors. If you looked into the ballroom, it would have been hard to distinguish the millionaires from the people who had only pennies in their pockets. They would dine on lobster and steak, nibble on white chocolate. They would shake hands with celebrities and dance until night moved into day. No one would know that a ripple of change was making its way through the crowd that night, and that the People’s Inaugural Ball, celebrating the first African American president in U.S. history, would transform lives one by one.