Jamil Smith

870 days ago

Vinson Cunningham profiles the editor of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me," and examines how he is making the world more open to honest writing about race.

How Chris Jackson Is Building a Black Literary Movement


On an unnervingly balmy November day, the scene at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn was restless and expectant. Ta-Nehisi Coates was scheduled to appear on campus for a discussion about his best-selling book, ‘‘Between the World and Me.