Shifting Society: Ta-Nehisi Coates

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An early interest in books and writing essays as punishment worked oddly in Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ favor. As national correspondent at The Atlantic, he writes about culture, politics and social issues. His work can also be found in The VillageVoice, Washington City Paper, O Magazine and other notable publications.

The Baltimore, Maryland native is the son of a stay at home dad who ran the Black Classic Press, a small publishing house specializing in African-American studies.

After matriculating through a number of area schools, Coates graduated from Baltimore’s Woodlawn High and graduated from Howard University.

The accomplished speaker and author penned his first novel Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood in 2008. The unique tales of growing up as the son of a former Black Panther coupled with the impact the high crime rate in Baltimore had on him…

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