D. Watkins

D. Watkins is an Editor at Large for Salon. He is also a professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoirs “The Beast Side: Living  (and Dying) While Black in America” and "The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir." His latest book, "We Speak For Ourselves: A Word From Forgotten Black America," is out now.

Father and children
Why I'm not raising my child in my old neighborhood — the one I said I'd never leave D. Watkins
Ava Duvernay
Ava DuVernay isn't waiting on reparations or shiny campaign promises D. Watkins
baby shoes
I used to stare down the barrels of guns. Now I'm going to be a dad, and that's scarier D. Watkins
APTOPIX Dallas Officer Mistaken Apartment
This time white tears didn't work: Why Amber Guyger's guilty verdict surprised me D. Watkins
Fox and Friends
In times of crisis, "Fox & Friends" turns to unimpeachable pancakes D. Watkins
Jharrel Jerome; Asante Blackk; Netflix; When They See Us
The radical power of Jharrel Jerome's "When They See Us" Emmy win D. Watkins
Wu-Tang: An American Saga
"Wu-Tang: An American Saga" is more than '90s nostalgia D. Watkins
Joe Biden
The Joe Biden wokeness paradox: Can black voters support him and also hold him accountable? D. Watkins
Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman's lenient recommended sentence offers a clear lesson in systemic racism D. Watkins
Meghan McCain
Conversations about gun violence on "The View" reveal that Meghan McCain needs a lesson in empathy D. Watkins
NYC cops skate on probation after admitting sexual assault: "F**k the justice system" D. Watkins
Dave Chappelle; Sticks & Stones; Netflix;
In "Sticks & Stones," Dave Chappelle refuses to change for critics D. Watkins
Stephanie Grisham;
The strange saga of Stephanie Grisham: MAGA is a reward program for mediocre white people D. Watkins
Brian Banks
Brian Banks, the man behind the movie, on his wrongful conviction and the fight to clear his name D. Watkins
Protestors; Eric Garner; Daniel Pantaleo
Firing NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner's death is not justice D. Watkins