18 Facts About TaNehisi Coates

1. TaNehisi Coates is married to Kenya Matthews, whom he met at the Harvard University.

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2. TaNehisi Coates started his career as a reporter for the Washington City Paper.

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3. TaNehisi Coates purchased a brownstone in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in 2016.

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4. TaNehisi Coates met his wife when they were both students at Howard University.

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5. TaNehisi Coates is working on a novel about an African American from Chicago who moves to Paris.

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6. TaNehisi Coates sees parallels between that earlier period and the Obama presidency.

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7. TaNehisi 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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8. TaNehisi 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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9. In 2008, TaNehisi Coates published The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir about coming of age in West Baltimore and its effect on him.

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10. TaNehisi Coates left his position as a national correspondent for The Atlantic in July 2018 after a decade with the magazine.

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11. TaNehisi 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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12. TaNehisi 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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13. TaNehisi Coates became a senior editor at The Atlantic, for which he wrote feature articles as well as maintaining his blog.

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14. TaNehisi Coates is the only child in his family without a college degree.

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15. TaNehisi Coates left after five years to start a career in journalism.

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16. TaNehisi Coates said he lived with his father the whole time.

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17. TaNehisi Coates is the writer of a Black Panther series for Marvel Comics drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.

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18. TaNehisi 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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