Ta-Nehisi Coates, born 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, is a senior editor for The Atlantic and blogs on its website. Ta-Nehisi has worked for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and TIME. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other publications. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. He attended Howard University and currently resides in Harlem with his partner and son.