eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 107
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  • ISBN-10: 1414489358
  • ISBN-13: 9781414489353
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 286 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 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: 1414489269 | ISBN-13: 9781414489261

Table of Contents

Acklin, Barbara Jean.
Enduring R&B songstress.
Ashley & JaQuavis.
Husband-and-wife collaborators on popular "street lit" novels.
Baldwin, Cynthia.
Penn State lawyer who gave key testimony in 2012 sex abuse scandal.
Banks, Azealia.
Hip-hop singer who became Internet music sensation in 2011.
Barber, Tiki.
New York Giants running back who became television commentator.
Bell, W. Kamau.
Stand-up comedian known for socially conscious political commentary.
Big Youth.
Reggae artist and deejay.
Bowe, Riddick.
Pro boxer who won heavyweight title twice in the 1990s.
Bracken, James and Vivian.
Husband-and-wife music producers.
Brady, St. Elmo
First African American to earn a doctorate in chemistry.
Brown, Mike.
Basketball coach who led Cleveland Cavaliers but fell short of NBA championship.
Cadillacs.
Pivotal R&B vocalists.
Clark, Wahida.
Author of Thug Love novels who began writing in prison.
Cleaver, Emanuel II.
First black mayor of Kansas City, MO, and elected to Congress in 2004.
Cole, Keisha.
Grammy-nominated R&B singer and reality television star.
Crennel, Romeo.
Defensive coach of Super Bowl-bound Giants and Patriots teams.
Cruz, Victor.
New York Giants wide receiver known for touchdown dance.
D’banj.
Nigerian Afro-pop star with U.K. hit "Oliver Twist".
Durant, Kevin.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward named Rookie of the Year in 2008.
Gibbons, Gary.
Respected director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Griffin, Robert III.
Young football phenomenon.
Hemingway, Anthony.
Director who made feature film debut in 2012 with Red Tails.
Horford, Al.
All-Star center and power forward for the Atlanta Hawks.
James, Sly.
Kansas City leader named one of five most innovative mayors in the United States.
Johnson, Edward Austin.
Former slave who became prominent lawyer and politician in North Carolina and New York.
Johnson-Powell, Gloria.
Physician and advocate for the study of health care diversity.
Key & Peele.
Comedy duo whose sketches tackle racial issues.
La Roca, Pete.
Renowned jazz percussionist.
Leakes, NeNe.
Outspoken star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Little Anthony & the Imperials.
Popular vocal group.
Marshall, William.
Actor known for role in 1972 blaxploitation film Blacula.
Mason, Charles Harrison.
Influential Pentecostal founder.
Mboya, Tom.
Kenyan political and labor activist assassinated in 1969.
Mutombo, Dikembe.
Congolese basketball star and philanthropist.
Omar, Samia Yusuf.
Promising Somali runner.
Omarion.
Rising hip-hop vocalist.
Osotimehin, Babatunde.
Champion of women's health and reproductive rights.
Patton, Charley.
Seminal blues guitarist.
The Penguins.
R&B vocal group remembered for 1964 hit "Earth Angel".
Phillips, Esther.
Exceptional blues singer.
Raines, Franklin.
Former Fannie Mae chief who resigned amid allegations of accounting fraud.
Raines, Tim.
Seven-time All-Star outfielder.
Robinson, Craig.
Oregon college basketball coach and brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.
Sesay, Isha.
Popular journalist and host of CNN's International Desk.
Shearer, Hugh.
Jamaican trade union activist and prime minister.
Shipp, Matthew.
Avant-garde jazz pianist.
Smith, Lovie.
Embattled former head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Smith, Willie.
Flamboyant jazz composer.
Spann, Otis.
Chicago blues master.
Stowers, Freddie.
First African American to receive Medal of Honor for service in World War I.
Tate, John.
Heavyweight boxing champion.
Ujiri, Masai.
First African native to become general manager of an NBA team.
Ward, William E.
Four-star army general demoted for abuse of government funds.
Washington, Kenny.
Prolific jazz drummer.
Washington, Kerry.
Award-winning stage and screen actress.