D. Watkins

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City Council Seeks to Address Trauma Crisis Among Baltimore Children

More than 56 percent of city children have experienced one or more major traumatic events.

News & Community

Coming Clean

Baltimore’s “squeegee kids” have been a source of hot debate and off-and-on concern for decades.

Arts District

Culture Club: D. Watkins, TT The Artist’s New Doc, and Pride at Creative Alliance

Our monthly roundup of openings, events, and news from the art world.

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: April 2019

The latest work from D. Watkins and Lia Purpura.

Arts & Culture

D. Watkins Talks New Book ‘We Speak for Ourselves’

The New York Times best-selling author is back with another fresh take of life in East Baltimore.

The Chatter

One-Hundred Black Men in Baltimore Offer Their “Take on America” Tonight

First episode in a new OZY Media Town Hall series focused on race in the U.S. airs this evening.

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: April 2017

The latest work from Kevin Sherry and Kondwani Fidel.

Arts District

My Favorite Books of 2016

Our year-end review of Baltimore's literary scene

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Sept. 23-25

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Arts District

Check Out The Lineup For This Year's Baltimore Book Festival

Literary festival celebrates its 21st year, and returns to the Inner Harbor in September.

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: May 2016

The latest from D. Watkins, Firmin DeBrabander, and Laura Lippman.

News & Community

What's Next?

An essay by D. Watkins on the importance of mentoring black youth and becoming a voice for the future.

Arts District

CityLit Festival Grows, Turns Focus On Social Justice

Event’s 13th year to feature poet Claudia Rankine and new locations.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: March 4-6

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Arts District

Best Books of 2015

Our year-end review of literature related to Baltimore.

Arts District

Baltimore Book Festival Kicks Off 20 Years This Weekend

Organizers have added 30 stands for booklovers in the Inner Harbor.

Arts District

D. Watkins launches new book at Wednesday appearance

Reading, book signing to occur at Union Baptist Church of Baltimore

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: September 2015

The latest from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Laura Amy Schlitz, and D. Watkins.

News & Community

D. Watkins and Clarence M. Mitchell IV

The East Baltimore writer sits down with the former state senator and host of WBAL’s The C4 Show to talk about police brutality, civilian review commissions, and how to ignite change.

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