Ta-Nehisi Coates was born on September 30, 1975, and from Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He is an award-winning American author, journalist, and comic book writer. Furthermore, Coates is the writer of a Captain America series illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu and as well as a Black Panther series for Marvel Comics drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Family
He is the son of William Paul “Paul” Coates (Father) who was a Vietnam War veteran, former Black Panther, publisher, and librarian. Ta-Nehisi’s mother name is Cheryl Lynn she was a teacher. He has six siblings, five boys and two girls from his father’s relationship with four women.
In fact, William Paul married his first spouse (Name Not Available) and this couple shares three children. Later, Ta-Nehisi’s mother shares two boys with William Paul and the other two women each had a child.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Career
Later, Ta-Nehisi attended Howard University but he discontinued the study to start a career in journalism. in 2014, he attended an intensive program in French at Middlebury College to prepare for a writing fellowship in Paris, France.
Ta-Nehisi got his start as a journalist for Philadelphia Weekly, The Village Voice and Time before breaking through with his first article for the Atlantic “This Is How We Lost to the White Man” which covered Bill Cosby and Conservatism.
Then, he worked for 10 years and mostly wrote about the issues faced by African Americans. Additionally, he published his first book “The Beautiful Struggle” which detailed his upbringing in Baltimore, Maryland including the influence of his father, a former black panther, and professor at Howard University.
Furthermore, Coate’s second book “Between the World and Me” was awarded the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the Kirkus prize for nonfiction in 2015. Additionally, he is also writing the script for Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler’s new movie “Wrong Answer”.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Age
How old is he? was born on September 30, 1975, and from Baltimore, Maryland, U.S and he is 44 years old as of 2019. Furthermore, his full birth name is Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates.
Recently, he criticized Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during his testimony and told to Congress that: “For a century after the Civil War black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror, a campaign that extended well into the lifetime of Majority leader McConnell”.
Later, added “We grant that Mr. McConnell was not alive for Appomattox but he was alive for the electrocution of George Stinney. He was alive for the blinding of Isaac Woodward. He was alive to witness kleptocracy in his native Alabama”.
In fact, he was asked to speak at the hearing because of his famous 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations”. However, he recently claimed that reparations are a matter of “making amends and direct redress” as well as “a question of citizenship.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates Wife
He married to Kenyatta Matthews at a private ceremony and only a few friends and family members were invited to the wedding. This couple shares a son named Samori Maceo-Paul Coates. Ta-Nehisi first met his wife when they were both students at Howard University.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is around $ 45 Million USD as of 2019. He stands 6 feet 3 Inches tall and weighs around 109 KG.