eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 86
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  • ISBN-10: 1414461836
  • ISBN-13: 9781414461830
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 299 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from two to four pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Sections cover portrait (as available); date and place of birth; educational background; address; career data; memberships; awards received; detailed prose essay; and complete source citations.

Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields.

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Contemporary Black Biography Series

Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 55 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields. Contemporary Black Biography includes four cumulative indexes. Nationality: While concentrating on U.S. figures, this title also covers important personalities from other countries. Find them listed by nationality here. Occupation: Editors focus on biographies not typically found in other sources — an eclectic blend of well-known and well-respected educators, physicians, politicians, activists, writers, clergy, military leaders, attorneys, as well as members of the more glamorous occupations such as athletes, fashion models and actors. Subjects: Events, places and organizations are cross-referenced to each entry. Use this index to identify key black individuals associated with such topics as the NAACP, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Motown Records, Medicine, the Olympics and hundreds of others. Name: As the only series devoted exclusively to black biography, Contemporary Black Biography's name index is the first place to look when you need information on contemporary black figures.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects, and Name.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414458517 | ISBN-13: 9781414458519

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Derrick Ashong.
Accidental YouTube political celebrity.
Clarence Avant.
Influential recording industry executive.
Grégory Baugé.
World champion indoor cyclist.
R. Dwayne Betts.
Inspirational author and prison rights advocate.
Toni Blackman.
International representative for hip-hop music and culture.
Ronald Blaylock.
Socially aware investment banker.
George Bloomer.
Evangelical mega-church founder.
Melba Joyce Boyd.
Poet, scholar, and expert in African-American literature.
Roslyn McCallister Brock.
Youngest person to chair NAACP board of directors.
Clifford Brown.
Esteemed jazz trumpeter.
Solomon Burke.
Flamboyant soul music legend.
Gary Coleman.
Beloved former child star.
Malaak Compton-Rock.
Nonprofit advocate for families and children.
Polow Da Don.
In-demand urban music producer.
Drake.
Canadian television star and chart-topping rapper.
Camille Dungy.
Acclaimed poet and editor.
Blind Boy Fuller.
Prominent blues guitarist of the 1930s.
Marla Gibbs.
Sassy sitcom actress.
Pam Grier.
Iconic film and television star.
Alvin D. Hall.
Financial wizard and educator.
Lena Horne.
Pioneering actress and singer.
Reginald Hudlin.
Famed writer, director, and television executive.
Leon Huff.
Award-winning songwriter and producer of the "Philly soul" sound.
Wyclef Jean.
Haitian-born hip-hop artist and humanitarian.
Hank Jones.
Elegant jazz pianist.
Sharon Jones.
Soulful old-school singer.
Jason Kidd.
Masterful NBA point guard.
Bakari Kitwana.
Cultural critic and chronicler of the hip-hop generation.
Spike Lee.
Controversial filmmaker.
Floyd Little.
Pro football great.
Angela McGlowan.
Conservative political activist and broadcaster.
Nicki Minaj.
Self-assured hip-hop artist.
Sugar Minott.
Sweet-singing dancehall reggae pioneer.
Janelle Monáe.
Popular singing phenomenon.
Wes Moore.
Reflective author of dual biography.
Toni Morrison.
Revered Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.
Sahr Ngaujah.
Dynamic Broadway musical star.
Ray J.
Shy, talented musician and actor.
Willis Reed Jr.
Indomitable Hall of Fame basketball player.
Kimberla Lawson Roby.
Determined popular novelist.
Angelia Sanders.
Behind-the-scenes force in the music industry.
Paula Young Shelton.
Children''s book author and educator.
Slim Thug.
"H-town" rap artist and producer.
Princella Smith.
Ambitious Republican political operative.
Jomo Sono.
South African soccer legend.
Sticky Fingaz.
Critically acclaimed rap musician and actor.
Susan L. Taylor.
Inspirational Essence editor and activist.
Helen Ukpabio.
Nigerian "child witch" hunter.
Hayma Washington.
"Amazing" reality television producer.
Pauletta Pearson Washington.
Philanthropist wife of actor Denzel Washington.
Joe Watkins.
Pennsylvania Republican politician and minister.
Josh White.
Depression-era folk singer and civil rights activist.
Billy Williams.
Hall of Fame outfielder for the Chicago Cubs.
Michael L. Williams.
First African American elected to statewide office in Texas.
Rhonda Y. Williams.
Urban affairs expert and scholar.