D. Watkins is Editor at Large for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He holds a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. Watkins is a college lecturer at the University of Baltimore and Arts and Social Justice Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the Dambach Award for Service to the Literary Arts, BMe Genius Grant, and the Maryland Library Association William Wilson Maryland Author Award. Watkins was also a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and Books for A Better Life. He has lectured at countless universities, and events, around the world. Watkins has been featured as a guest and commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press, CNN’s The Erin Burnett Show, Democracy Now and NPR’s Monday Morning, among other shows. Watkins is from and lives in Baltimore. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir and We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. His forthcoming memoir Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised co-written with Carmelo Anthony is releasing in the fall.Read more Read less
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