Ta-Nehisi Coates

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NEW YORK (AP) — A stage production of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” his prize winning book about racism and police violence, is being adapted by HBO for a special this fall. HBO announced Thursday that the program will feature readings from “Between the World and Me” and will be directed by Apollo […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate’s longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced Tuesday that the event will take place November 21 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Other guests will […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ novel “The Water Dancer” as her next book club pick. Winfrey announced her choice Monday, telling The Associated Press that his narrative about a slave had a power and complexity that reminded of her of the late Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.” Coates’ novel comes out this […]

Democrats seem to be trolling voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election with talks of reparations for Black Americans and student loan forgiveness. There are a number of celebrities who have spoken out in favor of reparations, but when TMZ caught up with former NBA star Charles Barkley, he wasn’t sure a bill — specifically H.R. 40 — which calls for […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. The witnesses at the House Judiciary subcommittee included actor and activist Danny Glover, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and […]

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A debut novel about a displaced Palestinian family and a book of essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama’s presidency have been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The judges named Hala Alyan’s Salt Houses and Ta-Nehisi  Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power as its […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater audience cheered and cheered for Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the readers of “Between the World and Me.” A capacity crowd at the famed New York City venue was on hand Monday night for a stage recital of Coates’ prize-winning book, one met throughout with applause and calls of approval. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates has had enough. The influential author and journalist has deleted his widely followed Twitter account, writing “peace, y’all. I’m out.” Coates had had a contentious exchange with Cornel West, author of “Race Matters.” West had recently called Coates’ views on race simplistic and defeatist. He contended that Coates was […]

Last week, Black Twitter nearly exploded when Cornel West slammed  Ta-Nehisi Coates in an article for The Guardian. The Harvard professor wrote, “Coates’ allegiance to Obama has produced an impoverished understanding of Black history.” West is referring to Coates’ book We Were Eight Years in Power, calling Coates the “neoliberal face of the Black freedom […]

NEW YORK (AP) — On publication day for his new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates had personal and political thoughts to share. The award-winning author and journalist spoke before hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at the New School in Manhattan, discussing his rise from obscurity to fame over the past few years and the country’s transition […]

NEW YORK (AP) — On publication day for his new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates had personal and political thoughts to share. The award-winning author and journalist spoke before hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at the New School in Manhattan, discussing his rise from obscurity to fame over the past few years and the country’s transition […]