Ta-Nehisi Coates


A humiliating and damaging defeat for UNC and North Carolina

BY: - July 6, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones’s decision marks yet another tragic chapter in the right’s destructive war on a great university So, it isn’t to be after all. Months after having pulled off the formidable accomplishment of recruiting one of the nation’s most accomplished and admired Black journalists to return to her alma mater and help lead the university’s […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones declines UNC tenure offer, heads to Howard University

BY: - July 6, 2021

In an exclusive interview, Hannah-Jones reveals that she and fellow award-winning journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates will launch new Center for Democracy and Journalism at Washington, DC HBCU After months of public controversy and behind-the-scenes political struggles, acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has decided not to join the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.

In open letter artists, athletes, academics voice support for Nikole Hannah-Jones in tenure fight

BY: - May 25, 2021

An array of prominent athletes, artists, entertainers, journalists and academics penned an open letter Tuesday, saying UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees has “failed to uphold the first order values of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas” in its inaction on the tenure of acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. As Policy Watch first reported last […]