The inaugural â€œBest Blogger Aliveâ€ award goes to Ta-Nehisi Coates. Mostly due to this post here. Because, letâ€™s face it, Iâ€™m a huge nerd. Like seriously. I really want to learn how to play D&D, Iâ€™m in the process of creating a RPG-like point system for my workout schedulesd1, and I taught myself HTML because I was bored. Yet, the last time I checked I was very much a part of the African Diaspora.
Other stellar posts from BBA Coates include his take on Isaac Hayes, Punditry in America, and brilliant, brilliant posts on hip-hop culture. Also, the fact that we pretty much had the same path toward blogging. Though there is a good chance he was a better poet and MC. Because we all know heâ€™s a much, much better blogger.
sd1: Reference here, but I honestly am working on it. I’ll let y’all know when I get done, of course.
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