eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 111
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497628
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497624
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 306 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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P>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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  • See table of contents for new entries and updated entries.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subject, and Name.

What's New

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414496931 | ISBN-13: 9781414496931

Table of Contents

Baker, Delbert W.
Leader in Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Baker, Dusty.
Major league manager who became Cincinnati Reds skipper in 2008.
Becton, Julius W., Jr.
Trailblazing U.S. Army general and public servant.
Birdman.
Hip-hop mogul who founded Cash Money Records.
Bryant, Kobe.
15-time NBA All-Star for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Buckner, Milt.
Jazz organist known as the "St. Louis Fireball."
Carter, Jill P.
Maryland state legislator who championed progressive political causes.
Coleman, Ronald S.
Three-star general who led U.S. Marines in Iraq, Balkans, Haiti.
Copeland, Johnny.
Legendary Texas blues guitarist.
Copeland, Shemekia.
Powerhouse blues vocalist.
Culp, Curley.
Hall of Fame tackle for Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers.
Curry, Stephen.
Breakout star of Golden State Warriors.
DeLaine, Joseph A.
South Carolina civil rights activist who crusaded for school desegregation.
DJ Screw.
Houston DJ who pioneered chopped and screwed sound.
Ellis, Larry R.
Four-star U.S. Army general.
Felix Da Housecat.
Influential London-based DJ.
Finley, Ron.
Los Angeles fashion designer turned urban renegade gardener.
Flake, Floyd H.
Dynamic African Methodist Episcopal minister and community leader.
Harris, Damon.
Silky-voiced singer of the Temptations.
Harris, Major.
Delfonics singer who hit charts with "Love Won't Let Me Wait."
Holdsclaw, Chamique.
Women's basketball star who struggled with mental illness.
Hunter, Lindsey.
Veteran NBA player turned coach.
Kenyatta, Uhuru.
Kenyan president elected amid allegations of human rights violations.
Kuti, Femi.
Nigerian Afrobeat musician who continued famous father’s legacy.
Lord Kitchener.
Trinidadian musician who introduced calypso to international audience.
Magic Slim.
Iconic Chicago blues guitarist.
Massenburg, Kedar.
Self-made music executive and entrepreneur.
McShann, Jay.
Kansas City bandleader and blues pianist.
Midnight Star.
Pop-funk group of the 1980s.
Mighty Clouds of Joy.
Ensemble that popularized contemporary gospel music.
Mvula, Laura.
British singer named "one to watch" by BBC in 2012.
Myers, Lou.
Character actor remembered for role on "A Different World."
Odinga, Raila.
Kenyan opposition leader who lost presidential election in 2013.
Ogden, Jonathan.
Fearsome left tackle for Baltimore Ravens.
Omarosa.
Favorite reality television villain.
Reed, Joe L.
Leading Democratic political organizer in Alabama.
Robinson, Dave.
Packers lineman finally elected to Hall of Fame in 2013.
Rogers, Bobby.
Singer and songwriter with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Seymour, Teddy.
First black seaman to sail solo around the world.
Simus, Dumas M.
Haitian businessman denied presidential bid in 2005.
Simpson, Merton D.
Painter and internationally renowned dealer of African art.
Sizemore, Barbara A.
Esteemed Chicago educator and reformer.
Street, Richard.
Singer with the Temptations in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Swan Silvertones.
Gospel singing group known for 1959 hit "Oh Mary Don't You Weep."
Thigpen, Ed.
Jazz drummer who collaborated with Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald.
Tingling, Milton A.
New York City judge who struck down controversial "soda ban."
Vance, Jim.
Longtime Washington, DC, news anchor.
Waka Flocka Flame.
Atlanta rapper who debuted in 2010.
Warner, Malcolm-Jamal.
"Cosby Show" star who branched out into music, directing.
Webb-Christburg, Sheyann.
"Smallest freedom fighter" who became a civil rights activist at age eight.
Wharton, A. C., Jr.,
Tennessee lawyer elected mayor of Memphis.
Whitney, Davey L.
Hall of Fame Alcorn State basketball coach.
Williams, David W.
First African-American federal judge in the Western United States.
Woods, Renn.
Stage and screen actress known for role in "Roots."
Young, Andrew.
Georgia politician who served in Congress, presidential administrations.