eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 115
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497660
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497662
  • DDC: 920.009296
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 297 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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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.

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  • 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: 1414496974 | ISBN-13: 9781414496979

Table of Contents

Marcia Anderson.
Highest-ranking African-American woman in the U.S. Army.
Kofi Awoonor.
Ghanaian poet killed in 2013 shopping mall terrorist attack in Kenya.
Zelmo Beaty.
All-Star center in two basketball leagues.
Gael Bigirimana.
Up-and-coming Burundian soccer player.
Blitz the Ambassador.
Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist.
Arthur M. Brazier.
Pastor and community organizer on Chicago''s South Side.
Aja Brown.
Youngest-ever mayor of Compton, California.
Paul Bryant.
Jazz organist and pianist.
Cedric the Entertainer.
Charismatic comedian known for film and television roles.
Ndugu Chancler.
Accomplished drummer and producer.
Dave Chappelle.
Irreverent comedian who addresses racial issues.
Ciara.
Grammy-winning pop singer and model.
Stanley Clarke.
Jazz, rock, and pop bassist.
Tom Colbert.
First African American appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Ertharin Cousin.
Executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme.
Antonio Cromartie.
Defensive back for the New York Jets.
Andrae Crouch.
Grammy-winning gospel singer and pastor
Arthur Crudup.
Blues musician admired by Elvis Presley.
Cow Cow Davenport.
Influential pianist who played blues and boogie-woogie.
Ben Davis.
First black golf pro in Michigan.
Lois M. DeBerry.
Longtime state legislator in Tennessee.
Aretha Franklin.
Music icon known as the "Queen of Soul".
Curtis Fuller.
Important jazz trombonist.
Red Garland.
Self-taught jazz pianist who collaborated with Miles Davis.
Geto Boys.
Controversial Houston-based rap group.
L. C. Greenwood.
Anchor of the Pittsburgh Steelers'' "Steel Curtain" defense in the 1970s.
Jrue Holiday.
Young center for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Loleatta Holloway.
Disco singer whose hit "Love Sensation" has been widely sampled.
Big Walter Horton.
Chicago blues harmonica player and vocalist.
Bobby Hutcherson.
Leading jazz vibraphonist.
Mo Ibrahim.
Sudanese billionaire who established foundation to promote African development.
Phillip Jackson.
Activist who founded Black Star Project and Million Father March.
Wilson Kipsang.
Kenyan marathoner who set new world record in 2013.
Julius Lester.
Award-winning author of books for young adults.
Jamal Lewis.
Baltimore Ravens running back whose off-the-field conduct made headlines.
Evelyn Gibson Lowery.
Activist who fought for civil rights alongside husband.
William Lynch Jr..
Democratic political strategist.
Gloria Lynne.
Jazz and R&B vocalist who blended the genres.
Master P.
Rapper, producer, and entrepreneur.
Pumeza Matshikiza.
Rising South African opera star.
Niecy Nash.
Actress and comedian known for roles on Reno 911! and Clean House.
Kadir Nelson.
Author and illustrator of award-winning children’s books.
Solomon Northup.
Freed slave who penned influential account of his experiences.
Ken Norton.
Boxer famous for defeating Muhammad Ali.
Paul Oliver.
NFL player whose suicide reignited concussion concerns.
Maxine Powell.
Style maven for Motown Records.
Don Robey.
Pioneering R&B producer and founder of Peacock Records.
Romanthony.
House music producer who appeared on 2000 hit "One More Time".
Ashton Springer Jr.
First major African-American producer on Broadway.
Sage Steele.
Host of ESPN''s SportsCenter and NBA Countdown.
Sevyn Streeter.
Singer and songwriter who made solo debut in 2013.
A Taste of Honey.
Disco group known for their 1978 hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie".
Tavares.
R&B group heard on the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever.
Tinie Tempah.
British rapper who debuted in 2010 with the album Disc-Overy.
Ora Mae Washington.
Exceptional athlete who won championships in tennis and basketball.