All joking aside, you can follow if you want. I can't really see myself saying much. I think I'll just ask a bunch of questions. Lately I've been trying to figure out what people in the mid-19th century used for portable light at night. Torches? Lanterns? If so, what kind?
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.
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.