Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about new film of his book ‘Between the World and Me’

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His writings on race, politics and growing up Black in America have made Ta-Nehisi Coates one of the leading voices of a generation. Now his book “Between the World and Me,” about growing up in Baltimore and his life after, has been adapted into a film debuting on HBO this weekend. TODAY’s Craig Melvin sits down with Coates, who says his words “take on a different level of meaning” when spoken by activists in the film.