Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates - My President Was Black

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an eloquent voice in today's literary landscape. A well read journalist and author I peeped his latest memoir Between the World and Me earlier this year and was completely floored by the visual language and raw memory conveyed in the text. It was a great companion piece next to Jeff Chang's We Gon' Be Alright. In his recent essay(s) for The Atlantic he summarizes his thoughts on President Obama's two terms and how the climate and circumstances that gave rise to his presidency were also factors that created the mess we live in today. It's a cruel, cold world. We need clarity and intelligence like this to help lead us to solutions . You can read the piece here