Ta-Nehisi Coates is an author and the National Correspondent for the Atlantic Magazine. He won the National Book award for his fictional work “Between the World and Me” and is known as one the best writers on the subject of race. In June 2014, Coates wrote a powerful piece entitled “The Case for Reparations”.
Ta- Nehisi Coates was born on September 30, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland. His father, William is a Vietnam veteran, a member of the revolutionary “Black Panther” Party and ran a publishing house. Coates mother was a school teacher. Coates studied journalism from the HOWARD University. He dropped out of college without completing his degree, failing both American and British Literature. As a child, he was a fan of the comic series Dungeons & Dragons.