Ta-Nehisi Coates is awesome

Last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates (that’s him in the center) came to Hartford to accept the Stowe Prize for Writing for Social Justice. Because I was on the search committee, I got to get right up close to him, his wife Kenyatta (black and white dress), and their 14-year old son (directly to her right), who …

Today I shall meet Ta-Nehisi Coates

Coates is that rare writer who combines a deep knowledge of his subject with an incredible gift to tell a story. Today, he is being awarded the Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice. He was the unanimous choice of the Board of Trustee’s committee to choose this years honoree. I know because I …

So where will we be when Baltimore “calms down?”

Back to “business as usual?” Back to an unquiet calm that’s waiting for the next indecent shooting, the next wrong traffic stop, the next harassment? (For the broader view, read this by the great Ta-Nehisi Coates, of The Atlantic, and this year’s Stowe Prize winner. He writes, of his watching his native city: Now, tonight, …