Stories by D. Watkins

D. Watkins is the author of The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America. He has been published in Salon, New York Times, the Guardian and other publications, and he is a frequent contributor to NPR and CNN.  subscribe to D. Watkins's feed

Posted on: Mar 23, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump's fights with celebs like Colin Kaepernick and Snoop Dogg aren't just unpresidential; they're unproductive.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2017, Source: Salon

With the AHCA, the Republicans have put a price tag on the lives of America's working class: $300 billion.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2017, Source: Salon

Know what to look for before your rent goes up.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2017, Source: Salon

The days of touting our "exceptionalism" to the rest of the world are emphatically over.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2017, Source: Salon

Rest assured, it has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of insurance premiums.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2016, Source: Salon

America has elected a dim-witted demagogue. We're in for a long, bumpy ride.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2016, Source: Salon

The A-list #AllLivesMatter crew has no light to shed on the black experience in America.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Thanks to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter we're all stars living documented lives—and it has to stop.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016, Source: Salon

The racial double standard that Obama has faced is real, but so are the challenges African-Americans face daily.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2016, Source: Salon

Donald Trump is the kind of guy who loves the hunt, not four years serving the people of the U.S.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: Salon

To poor black communities, the heroin epidemic is nothing new — and only the 1 percent have been winning this war

Posted on: Nov 26, 2016, Source: Salon

Yesterday was for gratitude. Today is for airing our grievances so they don't spill into the rest of the holiday.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2016, Source: Salon

Donald Trump's not bringing back those imaginary factory jobs, so I hope racism keeps you warm at night.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: Salon

I met with grieving kids, went to a high-energy protest and (like the rest of us) blamed Trump for my own weakness.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2016, Source: Salon

It's an ugly election, and both candidates are uninspiring. But the millennials I meet are looking to the future.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2016, Source: Salon

His "vindication" is beside the point. The problem is rape culture, and Parker's past is part of his film's message.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2016, Source: Salon

Black people and Latinos are "living in hell," Trump says. Time to tell Donald what our lives are really like.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Cops dehumanize African Americans in order to administer an oppressive system—and that makes it easy to kill us.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2016, Source: Hot Books

Tired of the repeated story of police violence against black victims, D. Watkins is working to change the story.