Jonetta Rose Barras is a columnist and former reporter for the Washington Times, a former associate editor of the Washington City Paper, and a contributor to the New Republic. She frequently contributes to The Washington Post and American Enterprise Magazine as well.
A respected authority on black politics, Barras has provided commentary for NPR's "All Things Considered," CNN, C-Span, and CBS's "60 Minutes.". She is also a published poet.
Her books include Bridges: Reuniting Daughters & Daddies, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl?: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women, and The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in the New Age of Black Leaders.
Barras resides in Washington, D.C.