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This is a one-man show. Sometimes I forget to put in links, misspell a word or whatever. I've said this before but it bears repeating--if you see an error send an e-mail, please. There is a big-ass "EMAIL TA-NEHISI" button off to your right. Please use it. Correcting in comments doesn't help because sometimes, I don't see the comments until hours, or days, later.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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