D. Watkins is an educator, community activist, and critically acclaimed author. His most recent book, “The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir,” chronicles his life’s journey. From the streets of East Baltimore and the fast money and danger that come with the drug trade, to receiving two Master’s degrees and being an advocate for changing communities through reading and literacy, Watkins’ experience and credentials give him a unique perspective and ability to articulate the realities of life for the voiceless masses who reside in the most forgotten and unloved neighborhoods of the United States.
Listen as we speak with Watkins about his experiences in Baltimore, how he made it out of the street life, his perspectives on race and education, and of course his musical tastes.
Keep up with D Watkins at d-watkins.com.
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