eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 108
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497598
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497594
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 293 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414496907 | ISBN-13: 9781414496900

Table of Contents

Abiola-Costello, Hafsat.
Nigerian activist advocating for democracy and women's rights in Africa.
Ackerman, Arlene.
Controversial public schools superintendent.
Andrews, Inez.
American vocalist dubbed the "High Priestess of Gospel".
Batiste, Jonathan.
Jazz pianist named to "30 Under 30" list of most influential artists.
Blanton, Jimmy.
Influential jazz bassist.
Budden, Joe.
Rapper and member of hip-hop collective Slaughterhouse.
Carter, Herbert E.
Esteemed Tuskegee Airman and educator.
Charles, John.
Trailblazing British soccer player.
Chenault, Kenneth.
Chairman and chief executive officer of American Express.
Chitalu, Godfrey.
Unsung hero of Zambian soccer.
Coke, Christopher.
Incarcerated Jamaican drug kingpin.
Cousins, DeMarcus.
Sacramento Kings center who earned suspensions for on-court behavior.
Curson, Ted.
Skilled jazz trumpeter popular in New York and Europe.
Dickerson, Eric.
Record-setting NFL running back.
Dumpson, James R.
Public servant hailed by the New York Times as "a defender of the poor".
Ellis, Aunjanue.
Film actress with roles in Ray and The Help.
Eubanks, Kevin.
Jazz guitarist and former leader of Jay Leno's Tonight Show band.
Ferguson, Vernice D.
Chief nursing officer for the Veterans Administration.
The Flamingos.
Doo-wop group that charted with "I Only Have Eyes for You".
Fletcher, Buddy.
Prominent executive in the financial arena.
Guyot, Lawrence.
Attorney, community leader, and 1960's Deep South civil rights activist.
Jackson Jr., Jesse
Rising star of the Democratic Party who resigned from Congress in 2013.
Jackson, Sandi.
High-powered Democratic political consultant and strategist.
Jefferson, Margo.
Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic and educator.
Johnson, Calvin.
NFL wide receiver nicknamed "Megatron".
Johnson, Chad.
Flamboyant football personality.
Johnson, Le' Andria.
Season 3 winner of Sunday Best
Jones, Jr., Theodore T.
State supreme court and appeals court justice from New York.
Jordan, Deloris.
Philanthropist, children's author, and mother of basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Kinch, Soweto.
Award-winning British alto saxophonist and rap artist.
Lecra.
Christian hip-hop artist who achieved crossover success.
Martin, Duane.
Multitalented actor and entrepreneur.
McCracklin, Jimmy.
Singer, songwriter, and pianist known for his West Coast blues and R&B.
MC Lyte.
Pioneering female rapper who led the way for women in hip-hop.
The Moonglows.
R&B vocal group best known for the 1954 hit "Sincerely".
Parlan, Horace.
Inventive American jazz pianist.
Perez, Pascual.
Eccentric and troubled Major League Baseball pitcher.
Ralph, Sheryl Lee.
Stage and screen actress with roles in Dreamgirls and Moesha.
Rock, Tony.
Popular American comedian and television actor.
Rose, Jalen.
Fab Five basketball player.
Rucker, Darius.
Hootie & the Blowfish front man turned country music singer.
Sheffield, Gary.
All-Star pro baseball player who hit over 500 home runs in his career.
Snowden, Gail.
Veteran banker and community development leader.
Stickney, Phyllis Yvonne.
Versatile comedienne and actress.
Suggs, Terrell.
Baltimore Ravens end named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
Suttles, Mule.
Negro League baseball great.
Swizz Beatz.
Prolific hip-hop producer who won Grammy Award with Jay-Z in 2011.
Tate, Buddy.
World-renowned jazz saxophonist.
T-Boz.
TLC singer who brought attention to sickle-cell anemia.
Terrence J.
Actor turned host of E! News.
Thompson, Don.
President and chief executive officer of McDonald's.
The Trammps.
Philly soul group known for the hit "Disco Inferno".
Vanzant, Iyanla.
Self-help guru and author of best-selling books on healing and self-empowerment.
Via, Dennis.
Career army officer promoted to four-star general in 2012.
Woodard, Alfre.
Four-time Emmy Award-winning actress.