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Ta-Nehisi Coates
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    (September 30, 1975- )
    Born in Baltimore, Maryland
    National correspondent for The Atlantic magazine
    Author of 'The Beautiful Struggle,' 'Between the World and Me,' 'The Case for Reparations,' and 'We Were Eight Years in Power'
    Contributor for The Washington Post, The Village Voice, O Magazine, The New York Times, and Time Magazine
    He has been repeatedly criticized by Cornel West.
    His writings almost exclusively fixates on the topic of race in America.
    He came to national attention with the piece titled 'Fear of a Black President' (he would later write a piece arguing that Donald Trump is the first 'white President').
    He was critical of family members of the Charleston church shooting for publicly 'forgiving' shooter Dylann Roof.
    He publicly accused Kanye West of aligning with 'slaveholders' to secure 'white freedom' in an essay ('I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye').
    During an interview with New York Magazine, he claims to have explained the events of 9/11 to his young son as follows: 'You must always remember, that the sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regressions all land, with great violence, upon the body.'
    He is a Dungeons and Dragons fan.
    He attested to experiencing physical abuse at the hands of his father.
    He was praised by Toni Morrison, who compared him to James Baldwin.
    'Between the World and Me' won the National Book Award in 2015.
    He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Biography for 'Between the World and Me.'
    He's penned several 'Black Panther' and 'Captain America' comic books.
    His name is derived from an Ancient Egyptian name for the Nubia region.
    He said: 'Voting is the least you can do to be an informed citizen. It's very, very important that you think of voting as the beginning of a larger process of engagement.'

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