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Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates makes his case

It's a crisp January evening on the campus of Loyola University Maryland in North Baltimore, and on this holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a near-capacity crowd awaits the appearance o... read more

Ta-Nehisi Coates' case against American exceptionalism

There's something about the critical response to Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me — or more precisely, something about the critical response to the critical response to it — that makes me wa... read more

Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates's long cover story in the June issue of The Atlantic is about reparations for slavery. Indeed, the piece is titled 'The Case For Reparations ... for a "Congressional study of slavery" ... read more

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BONNER: Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations

The author of this article was on the other cable network very seldom seen in the stores around Lufkin, MSNBC, where he explained very eloquently the many aspects of his study ... a few of the finding... read more


Review: ‘Moynihan’ Is a Conventional, Entertaining Political Documentary

Has a politician who wrote 18 books, who cut a conspicuous figure at 6-foot-5 in a bow tie and who was known for his colorful phrasemaking ... and tying that case for investment to history,” the write... read more

Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates earns Polk Award for commentary

Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates has won a prestigious journalism award for his ground-breaking and exhaustively researched essay on the obstacles that African-Americans have faced in building wealth ... read more

Cornel West’s Reckless Criticism of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Photo illustration ... West’s importance to contemporary black thought is what makes his recent Guardian broadside against Coates so disheartening. Not only is it a c... read more

With Powerful Essay, Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Prompts National Conversation on Reparations

In a devastating front-page story in The Atlantic titled “The Case ... Ta-Nehisi Coates makes one of the most powerful, logical cases for reparations owed to African-Americans that has ever been put t... read more

Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates a finalist for 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates appeared ... Social Justice for “The Case for Reparations,” his June 2014 cover story in The Atlantic. That piece also won a George Polk Award for commentary. Baltimore-born wr... read more

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ stunted view of America

And Ta-Nehisi gave us “Between the World and Me.” The new book by Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the form of a letter to his son ... has famously made the case for, it’s hard to imagine them bei... read more

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Essay on Reparations Is A Heartbreaker

A few weeks ago, in the middle of a rhetorical battle he was already very clearly winning, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates ... words—makes it difficult to absorb all at once, but the length is plainly ... read more

We Made Ta-Nehisi Coates Into a Symbol

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks ... interest in Coates, and he in turn has an interest in it. Coates’ fame began with a provocative essay on federal housing discrimination, “The Case for Reparations.” But it ... read more



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