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D. Watkins

D. Watkins is a columnist for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, 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. He is a college professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins has been the recipient of numerous awards including Ford's Men of Courage and a BME Fellowship. Watkins is from and lives in East Baltimore. He is the author of The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.


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The Cook Up

The Cook Up

by D. Watkins

As one of the smartest kids on his block in East Baltimore, D. Watkins was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. But when his brother Devin is shot--only days after D. receives notice that he's been accepted into ...

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