Stories by D. Watkins

D. Watkins is an editor-at-large for Salon. He is a professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is the author of The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir. subscribe to D. Watkins's feed

Posted on: Aug 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Confederate statues? Remove 'em. Thomas Jefferson? Take his down, too.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2017, Source: Salon

The comedian spent decades demonizing the poor before his alleged crimes came to light.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2017, Source: Salon

A Las Vegas police officer has been charged in Brown's death.

Posted on: May 2, 2017, Source: Salon

Another innocent black boy shot and killed by a police officer. Will history repeat itself?

Posted on: Apr 16, 2017, Source: Salon

The daughters of our so-called village deserve better than to be exposed to the sexism and abuse of Bill O'Reillys of the world.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2017, Source: Salon

What if Trump's sons and daughters — and their spouses — were as likely to be deployed as kids in my family are?

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017, Source: Salon

This whole administration needs a crash course on treating people with respect and dignity.

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.