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TA-NEHISI COATES & NEOLIBERALS…">CORNEL WEST, TA-NEHISI COATES & NEOLIBERALS…

December 19th, 2017

[Update @ 1600 on 20 December: In what may be one of the most surprising internet events, Ta-Nehisi Coates, in response to the events surrounding Cornel West’s interview with The Guardian tweeted today: Writing in Ta-Nehisi Coates quits Twitter after public row with Cornel West for The Guardian, Jamiles Lartey has the details, but Damn!] […]

TA-NEHISI COATES’ EVOLUTION…">OBAMA, TRUMP & TA-NEHISI COATES’ EVOLUTION…

October 9th, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates is tired. Really, really tired, and the mantles dropped on his shoulders by the likes of Toni Morrison, The New York Times and the MacArthur Foundation are not making his life easier. The man just wants to write, damn it! After publishing yet another insightful essay in The Atlantic and a third book […]

TA-NEHISI COATES THIS EVENING…">I’M LISTENING TO TA-NEHISI COATES THIS EVENING…

October 3rd, 2017

TIMEMARK 7:25—Great writing is necessarily a selfish act. You have something inside you that you are trying to express, or a question that you are trying to answer and you hope that the answer you produce resonates with a wider audience. TIMEMARK 45:10—Joshua Johnson: What gives you the most hope? Ta-Nehisi Coats: I get this […]

TA-NEHISI COATES ON BEN CARSON…">TA-NEHISI COATES ON BEN CARSON…

September 22nd, 2015

Yesterday presidential candidate Ben Carson was asked if he could ever support a Muslim president. Carson, channeling a significant portion of the American electorate, said that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” This proclamation is presently receiving the rebuke that it deserves, though it could stand for […]

TA-NEHISI COATES ON COMFORTABLE HISTORY…">TA-NEHISI COATES ON COMFORTABLE HISTORY

March 1st, 2015

In cross-reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Case For Reparations in the June issue of The Atlantic with the online version, I found this sidebar/precursor dating from 22 January 2012:Crowd-Sourcing American History in which Coates writes, in part: I’ve been thinking about that some in my posts on Ron Paul, Howard Zinn and the issue of compensated […]

TEAMCOATES OR #TEAMHUMANITY…?">#TEAMWEST, #TEAMCOATES OR #TEAMHUMANITY…?

December 21st, 2017

I suppose I’m one of those white guy liberals progressives smitten with Ta-Nehisi Coates. I’ve followed his career as a writer since his blog days. I subscribed to The Atlantic—where what I see as his most powerful piece today: The Case For Reparations—because I wanted to support a magazine that supported him. I don’t know […]

COATES: I WILL BE VOTING FOR SENATOR SANDERS…">COATES: I WILL BE VOTING FOR SENATOR SANDERS…

February 14th, 2016

I give Ta-Nehisi Coates major chops for not ducking the question and for so clearly articulating the stance, in a politics rendered dichotomous by so many, that we can support a candidate with whom we are not in 100 percent agreement. Coates goes on to explain his discomfort in Against Endorsements where he writes: Amy […]

TA-NEHISI ON AMERICAN PRISONS…">BERNIE AND TA-NEHISI ON AMERICAN PRISONS…

September 23rd, 2015

Yesterday I finished reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration (the paper version, The Atlantic is my sole magazine subscription these days) and then this morning I find Bernie Sanders’ We Must End For-Profit Prisons. Bernie: The United States is experiencing a major human tragedy. We have more people in […]

TA-NEHISI GOES THERE…">TA-NEHISI GOES THERE…

June 1st, 2009

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes: One argument, I guess, is that a moral prohibition against all murder guides the pro-life movement. Hence taking a life, to save a life is just as wrong. Of course we know that many pro-lifers don’t actually believe that, because that would require religious conservatives to be both pro-life and anti-death penalty. […]

BASEBALL, HOTDOGS, APPLE PIE & PRES. TRUMP…

January 28th, 2018

So, this morning I began to transcribe my notes from Cornel West’s Race Matters (matters of race, not race is important). Written in 1993, the book remains relevant and possibly prophetic in 2018. I came to the book because of West’s dustup with Ta-Nehisi Coates. I probably won’t finish the transcription until tomorrow, but I […]

WRITING PERFECTION IS A WALK, NEVER AN END…

January 12th, 2018

Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down for an interview with Dennis Young at Deadspin. Coates nailed the interview on the first question. Dennis Young: Right at the beginning of your book, you talk about the Cosby article and how it was in some ways a “failure.” And daily blogging is great because you can fail all the […]

THE ISLE OF MISFIT BLOG POSTS…

December 23rd, 2017

I have dozens of blog posts languishing in my draft file and I’ve finally decided to move them all into this file: The Isle of Misfit Posts… The files are listed in FIFO order with the date associated with their creation. —050908— CHAIQUIM 25-30… —101222— WHAT DOES JOURNALISM COST…? http://www.bravenewfoundation.org/holidaywish/?akid=1387.87839.8W3PHS&rd=1&t=1 https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/t/11146/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=4622 The Price of Covering […]

HOW WE MISSED THE BANNER’S FEARSOME POWER…

December 22nd, 2017

In light of recent events surrounding Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West, I’ve pulled this piece from my Isle Of Misfit Blog Posts . I originally wrote this on 22 October. I’m uncertain how much of America missed the rise of Donald John Trump. His nomination seemed a lock to me in August 2015 and his […]

START CONSTRUCTION OF THE B ARK IMMEDIATELY…

December 22nd, 2017

No less a luminary than Douglas Adams saw the dark path the world now travels decades ago when he described our true, galactic ancestors, The Golgafrinchans. What did they know? André Spicer, writing in a Guardian long read—From inboxing to thought showers: how business bullshit took over—explains: In early 1984, executives at the telephone company […]

IS TRUMP CHANNELING BARNEY STINSON…?

October 20th, 2017

Today, in talking with one of my students I shared a personal idea about President Donald John Trump for which I have absolutely no evidence. My thought, not unique to me [see update below], I know, is that Trump’s whole reason for becoming president was so that he could get even with President Barack Hussein […]

TRUMP’S IDEOLOGY IS WHITE SUPREMACY…

September 14th, 2017

So, if I had read this story yesterday, I might have read a paragraph or two and moved on. Today, however, I’ve read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest (see below) and I have to view the story through a different lens. I’ve said before, and I still believe my thoughts to be true and honest, that the […]

WE LABOR IN THE DARK…

September 10th, 2017

I finished Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance yesterday and for the first time in many years, perhaps decades, I truly came across a new, for me, way to look at planning and goal setting. For most of my life I have relied on the wisdom of Charles Hobbs as recorded in […]

AN EXIT INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA…

January 24th, 2017

The president’s thoughts in this video come from a series of interviews—‘The Filter…Is Powerful’: Obama on Race, Media, and What It Took to Win; ‘Better Is Good’: Obama on Reparations, Civil Rights, and the Art of the Possible; ‘It’s What We Do More Than What We Say’: Obama on Race, Identity, and the Way Forward; […]

ANNDDD… I’M BACK…

November 25th, 2016

As promised, I’m back from a mini-retreat from the news, but over the course of the last 16 days a lot of news was published and guess what? My world didn’t collapse. So I’ve decided to ease my way back in over the balance of 2016 and decide, probably somewhere short of my previous deep […]

WE MUST STOP CENSORING THE USE OF NIGGER

September 28th, 2016

When I was seven or eight, one of my aunts gave me a globe of the world for Christmas. I immediately sat down and started running my finger over the surface, reading the strange country names. When I got to West Africa I found Nigeria and Niger. I proclaimed to the room, Look! There’s a […]

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