2011 The Root 100

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor for the Atlantic. 

  • Influence: 72.7
  • Reach: 12.1
  • Substance: 6
  • Media Mentions: 118
  • Internet Mentions: 858000
  • Twitter Followers: 12854
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Editor's blog is named one of Time magazine's best blogs of the year.
  • Job: Senior editor, the Atlantic
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: tanehisi
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 36
  • Bio:

    With his writing voice having been shaped partly by his father, a former Black Panther and Vietnam veteran, Ta-Nehisi Coates dropped out of Howard University to pursue journalism. Now, besides serving as senior editor for the Atlantic, Coates has authored a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, and runs a blog, Ta-Nehisi News, which was named one of Time magazine's Best Blogs of 2011. Coates is also working on a novel about an interracial family in pre-Civil War Virginia.    

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