eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 106
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481985
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481982
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 302 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2013, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 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.
  • CONTEMPORARY BLACK BIOGRAPHY includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects, and Name.

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    ISBN-10: 1414480733 | ISBN-13: 9781414480732

Table of Contents

Adoboli, Kweku.
UBS stock trader who committed biggest-ever British trading fraud in 2012.
Alexander, Lincoln.
First black elected to Canadian Parliament.
Blanco, Mykki.
Transgender poet, performance artist, and alt-hip-hop singer.
Bond, Julian.
Civil rights advocate and former NAACP chair.
Brimmer, Andrew.
First African American appointed to the Federal Reserve Board.
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins.
Founder of North Carolina''s Palmer Memorial Institute in 1902.
Callier, Terry.
Enduring folk and jazz recording artist.
Cheeks, Maurice.
Four-time NBA All-Star for the Philadelphia 76ers who later turned to coaching.
Chi-Lites.
Versatile R&B vocalist group known for the hits "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her."
Cole, Ashley.
Champion English footballer and "most capped" soccer player in history.
Coleman,George.
Jazz saxophonist known for his collaboration with Miles Davis in the 1960s.
Daniels, Mel.
Professional basketball player noted for his years with the American Basketball Association.
Davids, Edgar.
Dutch soccer player nicknamed "The Pitbull."
Dollar, Creflo.
Minister and televangelist who preaches "prosperity gospel."
The Dramatics.
Detroit soul singing group remembered for hits in the 1970s.
Ervin, Booker.
Hard bop saxophonist and trombonist who partnered with Charles Mingus in the 1950s and 1960s.
Francois, Terry A..
First African American appointed to San Francisco''s Board of Supervisors in 1964.
Gaines, Patrice.
Veteran news reporter who overcame criminal past.
Greaves, R. B.
Soul singer known for the hit single "Take a Letter Maria."
Haysbert, Dennis.
Respected actor notable for his television portrayal of the first black president.
Hunter, Ivory Joe.
R&B pianist whose hit ballads include "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "I Need You So."
Ivey, Phil.
Eight-time World Series of Poker champion.
Johnson, Ken.
Pioneering British jazz bandleader and dancer.
Johnson, Tommy.
Delta blues guitarist remembered for "Canned Heat Blues."
Markham, Pigmeat.
Comedian famous for his "Here Comes the Judge" routine.
Masekela, Hugh.
South African jazz trumpeter, composer, and world music pioneer.
Masekela, Sal.
Television commentator known as "the voice of action sports."
McCullough, DeAndre.
Troubled subject of a gritty Baltimore inner-city chronicle.
McGhee, Heather C.
Public policy advocate outspoken on economic issues affecting Millennials.
Ming, Mel.
Sesame Workshop president and CEO.
Owens, Terrell.
NFL wide receiver remembered for stellar play and outrageous touchdown celebrations.
Pettiford, Oscar.
Musician credited with Introducing bass solo and cello to jazz.
Primas, Randy.
First African-American mayor of Camden, New Jersey.
Pruitt, Wendell O.
Daring and distinquished Tuskegee Airman.
Reed, Natina.
Member of hip-hop group Blaque who appeared in the film Bring it On.
Roaf, Andrée Layton.
First African-American woman on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Roaf, Willie.
Hall-of-Fame offensive lineman for the Saints and the Chiefs.
Robinson, Ida B..
Groundbreaking religious founder and preacher.
Rogers, Rodney Ray.
Retired pro basketball player and subsequent champion of spinal cord injury patients.
Rudolph, Maya.
Comedic actress known for Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids.
Dread Scott.
Activist and controversial contemporary artist.
Seymour, William J..
Founder of multiracial Apostolic Faith Mission in Los Angeles.
Sims, Danny.
Music producer, publisher, and promoter who signed Bob Marley.
Steward, Emanuel.
Boxing trainer credited for leading Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, and Evander Holyfield to titles.
Stoudemire, Amar''e.
Superstar forward-center for the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.
Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Dynamic all-female a capella vocal group.
Talley, André Leon.
Flamboyant trendsetter and editor-at-large for Vogue.
Tate, Grady.
Drummer and vocalist blending jazz, soul, and pop.
Villard-Appolon, Malya.
Rape survivor who founded an organization to aid victims of sexual assault in Haiti.
Walker, Chet.
NBA All-Star later turning to film and television production.
Walker, LeRoy T.
Track and field coach who became the first African American to head the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Ware, David S.
Iconoclastic saxophonist responsible for leading a resurgence of free jazz.
Whitmore, George.
Man whose wrongful arrest in 1964 led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Miranda rights.
Wilson, Frank.
Influential Motown producer involved with the Supremes and the Temptations.
Winfrey, Oprah.
Talk show host, media and publishing executive, actress, philanthropist, and cultural icon.