Personal Gone Writin' Ta-Nehisi Coates March 19, 2012 Link Copied Hey guys. This week will be a little slow as I'm (finally) off to write. Consider this you're early open thread. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a former national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, We Were Eight Years in Power, and The Water Dancer.