Theara Coleman

Staff writer

Theara Coleman is a Staff Writer for The Week. A New York native, she previously served as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Honeysuckle Magazine, where she covered racial politics and cannabis industry news. Theara graduated from Howard University and New York University, receiving her BA and MA in English Literature, respectively. She has a background in education as a former High School English teacher. She brings her passion for reading, writing, and all things nerdy to her work as a journalist.

Vendor apologizes for insensitive school lunch on 1st day of Black History Month
Aramark logo on a truck
'inexcusably insensitive'

Vendor apologizes for insensitive school lunch on 1st day of Black History Month

Putin promised not to kill Zelensky, says former Israeli prime minister
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
he gave his word

Putin promised not to kill Zelensky, says former Israeli prime minister

Renters' rights, explained
illustrated scale balancing for rent sign and two people in front of a door
Briefing

Renters' rights, explained

Why did Hong Kong criminalize CBD?
cannabidiol products in Hong Kong
Briefing

Why did Hong Kong criminalize CBD?

Why are grad schools boycotting the U.S. News & World Report rankings?
University mascots.
Briefing

Why are grad schools boycotting the U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Yale honors Black girl who had the police called on her for spraying lanternflies
Spotted lanterflies
black girl magic

Yale honors Black girl who had the police called on her for spraying lanternflies

Japanese restaurants fight back against viral 'sushi terrorism' trend
Photo of Kura Sushi, a Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain
save the sushi

Japanese restaurants fight back against viral 'sushi terrorism' trend

Report: U.S. outspends other countries on health care but has worse health outcomes
Stethoscope on medical billing statement on table
high-cost health care

Report: U.S. outspends other countries on health care but has worse health outcomes

NYC migrants refuse to leave midtown hotel, citing inhumane conditions at new Brooklyn shelter
Protest sign in front of migrants camping out in front of the Watson Hotel in NYC
major downgrade

NYC migrants refuse to leave midtown hotel, citing inhumane conditions at new Brooklyn shelter

Federal working group proposes new 'Middle Eastern or North African' category for next census
A hand holding, Census 2020, letter and forms, in front of computer displaying website
invisible community

Federal working group proposes new 'Middle Eastern or North African' category for next census

New York City breaks 50-year record for snowless winter
An MTA bus drives through Chinatown in New York City
NYC is a beach town

New York City breaks 50-year record for snowless winter

The Hogwarts Legacy boycott controversy, explained
Hogwarts Legacy logo photo
Briefing

The Hogwarts Legacy boycott controversy, explained

3 Florida nursing schools sold 7,600 fake diplomas, DOJ says
nurse checking pulse in hospital
exam scam

3 Florida nursing schools sold 7,600 fake diplomas, DOJ says

What are the 'Murdaugh murders'?
Alex Murdaugh mugshot in greyscale
Briefing

What are the 'Murdaugh murders'?

5 fired Memphis police officers face murder charges in Tyre Nichols' death
 Activists hold photos of Tyre Nichols as attorney Ben Crump speaks on a monitor
'heinous, reckless and inhumane'

5 fired Memphis police officers face murder charges in Tyre Nichols' death

DOJ says over a quarter of Lousiana's state inmates held beyond their release date
Louisiana State Penitentiary bus
Speed Reads

DOJ says over a quarter of Lousiana's state inmates held beyond their release date

4 proposed solutions to the U.S. border crisis
A border fence near Campo, California
Briefing

4 proposed solutions to the U.S. border crisis

Egypt's mummified 'golden boy' digitally unwrapped 2,300 years after burial
entrance to the Egyptian Museum
history unveiled

Egypt's mummified 'golden boy' digitally unwrapped 2,300 years after burial

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing, UK government admits
Britain's Minister of State for Immigration Robert Jenrick
Where are they?

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing, UK government admits

ChatGPT passed a Wharton MBA exam, and academics are taking note
The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
'remarkably good'

ChatGPT passed a Wharton MBA exam, and academics are taking note

Democrat Ruben Gallego announces run for Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
2024 elections

Democrat Ruben Gallego announces run for Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat

Is ChatGPT a threat to English class?
A composition book.
Opinion

Is ChatGPT a threat to English class?

7 book-to-screen adaptations to watch in 2023
A book.
Briefing

7 book-to-screen adaptations to watch in 2023

Why are people angry about the new monument honoring MLK and Coretta Scott King's love story?
 Embrace, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial sculpture at Boston Common
A ‘masturbatory metal homage’

Why are people angry about the new monument honoring MLK and Coretta Scott King's love story?

Is AI coming for your job?
A robot.
Briefing

Is AI coming for your job?

What is Blue Monday?
Blue monday.
Briefing

What is Blue Monday?

The history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King.
Briefing

The history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Swedish company discovers largest rare earth deposit in Europe
Iron mine of Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB
Home grown

Swedish company discovers largest rare earth deposit in Europe

The future of fine dining
A chef in a pot.
Briefing

The future of fine dining

Pentagon ends its COVID vaccine mandate
 A soldier receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Army Preventative Medical Services  in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
nixed

Pentagon ends its COVID vaccine mandate

Korean solar company to invest $2.5 billion in new facility in Georgia
Scott Moskowitz, Head of Market intelligence and Public Affairs at Qcells, stands for a photograph on the assembly floor at the Qcells solar panel manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia.
'the largest solar investment in US history'

Korean solar company to invest $2.5 billion in new facility in Georgia

Pentagon plans to train Ukrainians on Patriot missile system at U.S. army base
US Patriot Missile system at the Border town of Rzeszow close to the Ukrainian border, in Rzeszow Subcarpathian Voivodeship Poland
a class in democracy

Pentagon plans to train Ukrainians on Patriot missile system at U.S. army base

A.I. powered 'robot lawyer' will appear in a U.S. court for the first time
A robot hand with the letter AI and a lady justice statue on the wooden table with law books. 3d illustration.
But, is it legal?

A.I. powered 'robot lawyer' will appear in a U.S. court for the first time

New childhood obesity treatment guidelines include surgery, drugs
Scale photo
early treatment

New childhood obesity treatment guidelines include surgery, drugs

The story behind Bruce's Beach
Bruce's Beach.
Briefing

The story behind Bruce's Beach

What's changed since Jan. 6, 2021?
A calendar.
Briefing

What's changed since Jan. 6, 2021?