eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 116
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497679
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497679
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 308 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains 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. 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

  • Please check table of contents for the entries in this volume.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects and Name.

What's New

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414496982 | ISBN-13: 9781414496986

Table of Contents

Kyle Abraham.
Dancer and choreographer who combines traditional and urban styles.
Kokomo Arnold.
Blues singer and guitarist imitated by Elvis Presley.
Dez Bryant.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver who overcame off-the-field adversity.
The Chambers Brothers.
Pioneers of rock-influenced soul music.
Morris Chestnut.
Versatile actor known for his romantic comedy roles.
The Crusaders.
Musical group that combined jazz, pop, and R&B.
Eric Davis.
Star outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1980s.
Dazz Band.
R&B group remembered for their 1982 hit "Let It Whip".
Brenda DoHarris.
Guyanese author and scholar of postcolonial literature.
Dr. Dre.
Rapper and hip-hop mogul.
Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Oscar-nominated actor who starred in 12 Years a Slave.
Idris Elba.
British actor who portrayed Nelson Mandela in 2013 biopic.
Tony Elumelu.
Nigerian banker and entrepreneur.
Samuel Fosso.
African photographer known for striking self-portraits.
Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield.
Accomplished 19th-century opera singer.
James Harden.
Prolific scorer for the Houston Rockets of the NBA.
E. Lynn Harris.
Best-selling author who wrote of gay life.
Naomie Harris.
British actress who starred in Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr.
First black chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court.
Mark Henry.
Olympic weightlifter turned WWE professional wrestler.
Sam Hurd.
NFL wide receiver indicted on federal drug charges.
T. D. Jakes.
Television preacher who heads Dallas megachurch.
Juicy J.
Former Three 6 Mafia rapper who went solo.
John P. Kee.
Gospel singer who incorporated urban influences.
Kwame Kilpatrick.
Disgraced former mayor of Detroit.
John Legend.
Grammy-winning R&B crooner.
Tsidii Le Loka.
Lesotho-born singer known for her role on Broadway in The Lion King.
Dexter Manley.
Redskins defensive end banned from the NFL for failing drug tests.
Brandon Marshall.
NFL receiver who advocated for mental health issues .
Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Playwright who penned the Brother/Sister Plays trilogy.
Andrew McCutchen.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder named National League MVP in 2013.
Jack McDuff.
Jazz organist noted for his skill on the Hammond B3 organ.
Tiya Miles.
Historian who brought to light Native American slave ownership.
Tangi Miller.
Television actress turned film producer.
Freddie Mitchell.
Former Philadelphia Eagles receiver whose antics ended his career.
Kermit Moore.
Classical music composer, cellist, and conductor.
Junior Parker.
Famed blues and R&B vocalist and harmonica player.
Brandon Phillips.
Second baseman who thrived with the Cincinnati Reds.
Teddy Riley.
R&B producer and architect of "new jack swing"
Johnny Shines.
Bluesman known for his skill on the slide guitar.
Wilmeth Sidat-Singh.
College basketball player benched because of his race in 1937.
Buster Smith.
Jazz saxophonist who mentored Charlie Parker.
James H. Stith.
Renowned physicist and professor at West Point.
Eddie Taylor.
Hall of Fame blues guitarist.
Jean Terrell.
Singer who replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes.
Joe Tex.
Vocalist who promoted Southern soul.
Wanz.
Singer who appeared on the 2013 hit rap song "Thrift Shop".
Butch Warren.
Bassist who worked closely with world-renowned jazz musicians.
Carrie Mae Weems.
Photographer whose images explore race, gender, and class.
Frank Wess.
Jazz saxophonist and flutist with the Count Basie Orchestr.
Russell Westbrook.
Fashionable All-Star guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Camilla Williams.
Black soprano who paved the way for Marion Anderson.
Darrent Williams.
Promising NFL player killed in 2007 car accident.
Reggie Wilson.
Choreographer who draws inspiration from African cultural traditions.
Jimmy Yancey.
Pianist credited as an originator of boogie-woogie music.