Ta-Nehisi Coates

Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving The Atlantic

Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving The Atlantic

The Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates has resigned from The Atlantic, the magazine that provided him with a national platform during his emergence during the past decade as a leading American intellectual.

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s editor, sent out a memo to the staff at 3 p.m. Friday saying that while Coates will no longer be the magazine’s national correspondent after next month, his relationship with the publication will continue.

“It should go without saying — but I will say it anyway —that Ta-Nehisi will forever be a member of The Atlantic family and he will of course continue to mentor and coach many of our up-and-coming young journalists,” Goldberg wrote in the...

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