The 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Honor — and Surprise — 24 Fellows
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The 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Honor — and Surprise — 24 Fellows

(The Washington Post) – It’s fair to say that both Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lin-Manuel Miranda…

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Think Out Loud: The Emerging Black Digital Intelligentsia
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Think Out Loud: The Emerging Black Digital Intelligentsia

(New Republic) – Twenty years ago, less than two years after I’d received my doctorate…

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Dutch Newspaper Uses N-Word in Headline of Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book
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Dutch Newspaper Uses N-Word in Headline of Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book

(The Washington Post) – On July 31, the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad published a review of several…

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Book Review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Book Review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK – What is immediately essential for…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Visceral’ Take on Being Black in America
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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Visceral’ Take on Being Black in America

Jennifer Schuessler, THE NEW YORK TIMES BALTIMORE (The New York Times) — “Between the World…

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Cornel West Delivers Blistering Takedown of Ta-Nehisi Coates—Michael Eric Dyson Responds
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Cornel West Delivers Blistering Takedown of Ta-Nehisi Coates—Michael Eric Dyson Responds

(Observer) – Cornel West took to his Facebook page on Thursday afternoon to deliver a blistering…

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What This Cruel War Was Over
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What This Cruel War Was Over

  (The Atlantic) – This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag…

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Obama Defends ‘Respectability Politics’ Speeches Criticized by Black Progressives
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Obama Defends ‘Respectability Politics’ Speeches Criticized by Black Progressives

  (Slate) – President Obama appeared on a Georgetown-sponsored public policy panel Tuesday and, in…

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White Male Temper Tantrums: What the ‘Political Correctness’ Debate Completely Misses
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White Male Temper Tantrums: What the ‘Political Correctness’ Debate Completely Misses

  (Salon) – After losing the Great Race Debate of 2014 to Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jonathan…

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With Atlantic Article on Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates Sees Payoff for Years of Struggle
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With Atlantic Article on Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates Sees Payoff for Years of Struggle

  (The Washington Post) – He paid to get here. Paid with the skull-rattling pain…

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