eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 117
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024260
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024266
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 306 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 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.

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: 1573024163 | ISBN-13: 9781573024167

Table of Contents

The Aces.
Band that helped define Chicago blues in the 1950s.
Chris Aire.
Nigerian jeweler known as the "King of Bling".
Tony Allen.
Legendary drummer who created Afrobeat.
Joyce Beatty.
Ohio legislator elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.
Big Maybelle.
Powerful blues and R&B singer of the 1950s and 1960s.
François Bozizé.
Deposed leader of the Central African Republic.
John Brim.
Blues guitarist known for his 1969 hit "Ice Cream Man".
Jerry Brown.
NFL prospect killed in drunk-driving accident.
James Carr.
Southern soul singer who struggled with mental illness.
Chic.
Disco group famous for their 1978 hit "Le Freak".
Michel Djotodia.
First Muslim leader of the Central African Republic.
Sherman H. Dudley.
Vaudeville actor who created the first network of black theaters.
Mabel Fairbanks.
African-American figure skater denied the chance to compete.
Willie E. Gary.
Lawyer who won multimillion-dollar lawsuits.
Meagan Good.
Actress known for her roles in drama, horror, and comedy films.
Frank Gore.
Pro Bowl running back for the San Francisco 49ers.
Bernie Hamilton.
Character actor who appeared on Starsky & Hutch in the 1970s.
Chico Hamilton.
Renowned jazz drummer and bandleader.
Jagged Edge.
R&B quartet that preached wholesome message.
Leela James.
Neo-soul singer inspired by Etta James.
Jacoby Jones.
Wide receiver on championship Baltimore Ravens team.
R. Kelly.
R&B singer dogged by child pornography allegations.
Killer Mike.
Atlanta rapper who got his start with Outkast.
Yusef Lateef.
Jazz instrumentalist who explored world music.
J. B. Lenoir.
Controversial bluesman who sang about civil rights, Vietnam War.
Damian Lillard.
Portland Trail Blazers guard named Rookie of the Year in 2013.
Lil Mama.
Rapper and actress who starred in the 2013 film CrazySexyCool.
Cleavon Little.
Actor in the 1974 film Blazing Saddles.
Lord Infamous.
Rapper and cofounder of Three 3 Mafia.
Lord Invader.
Trinidadian calypso vocalist.
Riek Machar.
Rebel leader ousted from South Sudan government.
Nelson Mandela.
Long-imprisoned anti-apartheid activist who became president of South Africa.
Starling Marte.
Promising young outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mark May.
Member of the Washington Redskins' "Hogs" offense.
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre.
Saxophonist who helped develop free jazz.
Gregory W. Meeks.
Longtime New York State congressman.
Little Brother Montgomery.
Blues pianist and singer who cofounded FM Records.
Mantan Moreland.
Vaudeville and film actor who appeared in Charlie Chan movies.
Matt Murphy.
Blues guitarist who appeared in The Blues Brothers.
Ozzie Newsome.
First African-American general manager in the NFL.
Isaac Oboth.
Self-taught Ugandan videographer.
Major Owens.
New York congressman who advocated for education.
Walter Page.
Jazz bassist who led the Blue Devils.
Arthur Prysock.
Versatile jazz and R&B vocalist who toured with Buddy Johnson.
Cyril Ramaphosa.
Adviser to Nelson Mandela and leader in the African National Congress.
Tabu Ley Rochereau.
Congolese singer and bandleader.
ScHoolboy Q.
L.A. rapper praised for his realistic, emotional lyrics.
David Scott.
Democratic congressman from Georgia.
A. Knighton Stanley.
Minister and civil rights leader.
Dave Stewart.
Major league pitcher who became baseball coach, agent.
Christiane Taubira.
Maverick French politician.
Tyga.
Compton rapper who debuted on MTV Video Awards.
Karen Washington.
Advocate for urban community gardens.
Carl Weathers.
Athlete-turned-actor who played Apollo Creed in the Rocky films.
Michael Jai White.
Actor and martial arts expert.