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Ta-Nehisi Coates Blasts Bernie Sanders over Reparations Opposition

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Ta-Nehisi Coates at the University of Virginia during the MLK Celebration 2015. Photo by Montesbradley.

Baltimore-born, award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates doesn’t accept Sen. Bernie Sanders’s justification for opposing reparations for slavery. And he penned a fierce and well-reasoned rebuttal for The Atlantic.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award, Visits Hopkins

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

On Wednesday, Baltimorean genius Ta-Nehisi Coates won the National Book Award for Between the World and Me, his much-lauded meditation on race and violence in contemporary America. The very next day, he visited Baltimore to speak at Johns Hopkins.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award

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Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 2.27.58 PMTa-Nehisi Coates will be in town tonight for a talk at Johns Hopkins University. A day before the speech, Coates won a National Book Award.

Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates Launch His New Book in Baltimore

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nahesi Coates, one of America’s foremost intellects, just published a new book which takes the form of a letter to his young son.

Amid Unrest, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses Race at Hopkins

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2011 Aspen Ideas Festival - Day 5Ta-Nehisi Coates came home on Thursday to discuss issues of race in America. The Atlantic writer is a national authority on the topic, but the events that surrounded the talk undoubtedly hit close on a personal level, as Coates grew up in the West Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested.

Thank God Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Coming to Baltimore

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2011 Aspen Ideas Festival - Day 5

Writer, thinker, native Baltimorean, and all-around genius Ta-Nehisi Coates is speaking in Baltimore one week from today, and boy do we ever need to hear from him.

The Best Baltimore High School Graduation Speech That No One’s Given Yet

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2011 Aspen Ideas Festival - Day 5

I’m a big fan of Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Atlantic columnist/memoirist/all around sharp guy. Late last week, someone wrote in and asked him what he’d tell the graduating class at Poly, his alma mater, if he was invited back to give a speech. First, Coates points out that while at Poly he failed English, got suspended for assaulting a teacher, and was eventually asked to leave the school (twice!). “So, you see, it is highly unlikely that I would ever be invited back to Poly to address the students,” he writes. (In his stead, he nominates his older brother Malik, a Poly grad who now works for Dreamworks.) But then he goes on to sketch out the sort of speech he would give, if presented with the chance to speak to a class of Baltimore high school students — and it’s pretty rad.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Deconstructs the Right’s Fascination with Dr. Ben Carson

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I just came across this provocative opinion piece from Atlantic senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates in the New York Times. Coates gives his take on Dr. Ben Carson’s sudden celebrity within conservative circles. According to Coates it’s mostly due to his status as a bona fide conservative black man willing to call liberals “the most racist people there are” and to characterize the outrage at his recent comparison of gay marriage to bestiality and pedophilia as an attempt to keep him on the “plantation.”

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