Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Paul Coates was a black nationalist, a publisher, a Vietnam Vet, and a man who had seven children by four women. He raised them in West Baltimore during the 1980s crack epidemic. We talk with one of his sons, Ta-Nehisi Coates, about his memoir which describes how his extremely caring father pushed him to succeed. TA-NEHISI COATES is author of “The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and An Unlikely Road to Manhood.” He is a former staff writer at the Village Voice and Time.
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