16 Facts About Ta-Nehisi Coates

1. Ta-Nehisi Coates purchased a brownstone in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in 2016.

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2. Ta-Nehisi Coates met his wife when they were both students at Howard University.

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3. Ta-Nehisi Coates is working on a novel about an African American from Chicago who moves to Paris.

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4. Ta-Nehisi Coates sees parallels between that earlier period and the Obama presidency.

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5. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a spinoff of Black Panther titled Black Panther and the Crew which ran for six issues before it was canceled.

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6. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the writer of the comic book series about the Black Panther drawn by Brian Stelfreeze and published by Marvel Comics.

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7. In 2008, Ta-Nehisi Coates published The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir about coming of age in West Baltimore and its effect on him.

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8. Ta-Nehisi Coates left his position as a national correspondent for The Atlantic in July 2018 after a decade with the magazine.

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9. Ta-Nehisi Coates has worked as a guest columnist for The New York Times, having turned down an offer from them to become a regular columnist.

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10. Ta-Nehisi Coates had read Rutgers University professor Beryl Satter's book, Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America, a history of redlining that included a discussion of the grassroots organization, the Contract Buyers League, of which Clyde Ross was one of the leaders.

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11. Ta-Nehisi Coates became a senior editor at The Atlantic, for which he wrote feature articles as well as maintaining his blog.

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12. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the only child in his family without a college degree.

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13. Ta-Nehisi Coates left after five years to start a career in journalism.

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14. Ta-Nehisi Coates said he lived with his father the whole time.

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15. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the writer of a Black Panther series for Marvel Comics drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.

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16. Ta-Nehisi Coates gained a wide readership during his time as national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he wrote about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans and white supremacy.

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