With that said, at some point I'm going to have do some serious work on my own grammar. I don't take ignorance or carelessness as a virtue under any circumstances. And I've been hiding behind copy-editors for years.
This is not a cue for you to offer helpful hints. I'll be requesting soon enough. But not now. Let's just enjoy the video.
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.