Ta-Nehisi Coates Biography

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Quick Facts Of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Celebrated Name Ta-Nehisi Coates
Age 43 Years
Nick Name Ta-Nehisi Coates
Birth Name Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates
Birth Date 1975-09-30
Gender Male
Profession Writer
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Baltimore, Maryland
Father William Paul Coates
Mother Cheryl Lynn
Nationality American
High School Woodlawn High School
University Howard University
Horoscope Libra
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Current Involvement National correspondent at "The Atlantic"
Awards Won 2014 George Polk Award for commentary, 2015 MacArthur Fellows Program, 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction
Marital Status Married
Spouse Kenyatta Matthews
Children 1: Samori Maceo-Paul Coates
Net Worth Will Update Soon
Salary Will Update Soon
Current City Paris
Best Known For Writings on the theme of racism and social injustice

Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates simply named as Ta-Nehisi Coates is a popular American author, journalist, comic book writer as well as educator. He is a multi-talented person. He is also a correspondent for "The Atlantic", where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans. He is also a writer of a "Black Panther" series for Marvel Comics. By profession, he is a Writer and Journalist.

Best Known For:

  • Coates is best known for his writings on the theme of racism and social injustice.

Early Life of Coates

42 years, Coates was born on 30th September 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He was born to William Paul Coates and Cheryl Lynn, his parents. His real name is Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates. His nationality is American. Since his childhood, he is very interested in books. He attended numerous school including William H. Lemmel Middle School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, before graduating from Woodlawn High School. He completed his education at Howard University. His birth sign is Libra.

Body Features of Coates

His information on height, weight has not been revealed yet. The hair color and the eye color of Coates is Black.

Career of Coates

  • Coates started his career in the field of Journalism as a reporter at "The Washington City Paper" and worked from 2000 to 2007 in many publications.
  • For "The Atlantic", his very first article was "This Is How We Lost to the White Man" and made him successful in his career.
  • Then, he became the senior editor in "The Atlantic" and wrote many articles about politics, history, music, culture and so on.
  • He wrote about race on the topic: "Fear of a Black President" in 2012, "The Case for Reparations" in 2014.
  • In the year 2008, he published "The Beautiful Struggle", "Between the World and Me" in 2015, "Black Panther" in 2016, "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy" in 2017 which explores the topic of the presidency of Barack Obama following the election of Donald Trump.
  • He was also the 2012–14 MLK visiting professor for writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • He also won Best Blog of 2011 by "Time Magazine" and the 2012 Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism from The Sidney Hillman Foundation.
  • In the year 2017, Cornel West published an editorial in "The Guardian" entitled "Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle". This article also includes part of Obama.
  • Presently, Coates is a national correspondent at "The Atlantic".

Awards of Coates

Coates has won 2014 George Polk Award for commentary, 2015 MacArthur Fellows Program, 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Affairs of Coates

Coates is a married man. He married Kenyatta Matthews. The couple is blessed with a single child named Samori Maceo-Paul Coates. The couple is living happily and there is no any sign of separation between them.

Net Worth of Coates

The net worth and salary of Coates is not revealed yet but there is no doubt that he is earning a lot. His book "Between World and Me" sold 1.5 Million copies worldwide earning estimated $30 Million. He is satisfied with his earning.

Did You Know?

  • In 2016, he was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Oregon State University.
  • Coates has worked for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and Time.
  • Coates wrote a comic series based on the Marvel superhero Black Panther.
  • Currently, he is living in Paris.
  • He dropped out of college without completing his degree, failing both American and British Literature.
  • He was a fan of the comic series Dungeons & Dragons.
  • In the year 2015, he wrote an award-winning biography "Between the World and Me".

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