Ta-Nehisi Coates

Contributing Editor and Blogger for The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates appears in the following:

Ta-Nehisi Coates Previews a New Festival for his Apollo Residency

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Ta-Nehisi Coates joins to preview the inaugural [at] The Intersection festival of his Apollo Theater residency.


It's Time for Justice

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In 2008, Ta-Nehisi Coates passed on an opportunity to call-out Bill Cosby's predatory history.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Identity/Identité

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates curates third annual Festival Albertine, an exploration identity and the arts in the U.S. and France.  


Counting the Deplorables

Friday, September 16, 2016

When Clinton said last week that half of Trump's supporters are a "basket of deplorables" the press excoriated her gaffe. Is that the best 'political analysis' we can get?

Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Should Have Seen Dallas Coming

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the aftermath of recent police shootings and says Black Lives Matter has been successful in influencing a presidential commission and NYPD guidelines.

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David Remnick Interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates

Friday, October 23, 2015

The New Yorker's editor, David Remnick, speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates about James Baldwin's enduring influence on Coates' writing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Origins of Mass Incarceration

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1965 report, "The Negro Family," was used to establish mass incarceration. But Ta-Nehisi Coates says the report could've been used to help black men.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' Letters to His Son

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates' new memoir reads as a series of letters to his son about growing up black and male in America.

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The Right - and Wrong - Way to Talk about Poverty

Friday, May 15, 2015

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates says President Obama's 'fleeting references to past injustice will not do.'

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Confronting This Year's Uncomfortable Struggle with Race

Friday, December 19, 2014

From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, black and white America seemed very far apart in 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the year and where we go from here.

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Cosby Coverage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates about a 2008 magazine piece he wrote about Bill Cosby. 

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How to Create an Engaging Comments Section

Friday, May 31, 2013

Creating an interesting comment space can take a lot of time and energy. In an interview from December, 2011, Bob speaks to The Atlantic senior editor and blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates about his approach to internet comments and his own heavily moderated comment section.


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Race and the Election

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about the role race is playing in this year’s election. His latest article in the September issue of The Atlantic is called “Fear of a Black President.” We’ll look at how race is or is not playing a role in this year’s campaign

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Reporting Fatigue

Friday, March 23, 2012

Atlantic editor Ta-Nehisi Coates has also been covering the Trayvon Martin story since very early on. However, he tells Brooke that he hesitated for a couple weeks before he started writing about the story. Coates says he sees so many stories about young black men who are killed in questionable circumstances, and those stories are rarely covered by the media. 


Breton - The Commission

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Trayvon Martin

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic, discusses the killing of a Florida teenager, and what it says about race, fear, and gun laws in America.

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Sen. Harry Reid Sets Off Race Discussion with 2008 Remarks

Monday, January 11, 2010

In "Game Change," a book about the 2008 presidential campaign being released today, the authors report that Nevada Sen. Harry Reid's encouragement of Obama was unequivocal. He was wo...

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The Cosby Show, 25 Years Later

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This week marks 25 years since "The Cosby Show" first hit the airwaves. The show documented the rich and often hilarious family life of the Huxtables, an upper-middle-...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' take on the American dream

Friday, March 13, 2009

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' take on the American dream

Friday, March 13, 2009

In Post-World War II America, when the American Dream was in full bloom, African-Americans were systematically written out of the narrative. Key programs of FDR’s New Deal conscio...


On Fatherhood

Friday, December 26, 2008

Adam Gopnik, New Yorker staff writer, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, contributing editor to The Atlantic and author of The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, talk about fatherhood in the age of Obama.