eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 109
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497601
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497600
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 301 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2013, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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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.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414496915 | ISBN-13: 9781414496917

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Allen, Larry.
Offensive lineman for Cowboys, 49ers inducted into Hall of Fame in 2013.
Altidore, Jozy.
Highest-scoring American soccer player in European leagues.
Antunes, Lúcio.
Cape Verdean soccer coach who took national team to Africa Cup of Nations.
A$AP Rocky.
New York rapper who had first Internet hit with "Purple Swag" in 2011.
Baraka, Sho.
Hip-hop artist who preaches Christian message.
Bass, Fontella.
R&B and gospel singer who had a hit with "Rescue Me."
Boulware, Harold R.
Civil rights attorney who argued for school desegregation.
Broner, Adrien.
Two-time world boxing champion.
Brown, Chris.
Young R&B singer shamed by domestic violence charges.
Brown, Lee P.
Police chief who became first black mayor of Houston.
Byrd, Donald.
Influential jazz trumpeter and music teacher.
Carter, Cris.
Hall of Fame wide receiver with more than 1,000 career receptions.
Chew, Robert F.
Baltimore actor known as "Proposition Joe" on The Wire.
The Contours.
Detroit R&B act that hit the charts with "Do You Love Me?"
Cortez, Jayne.
Innovative jazz poet and performance artist.
Crisp, Coco.
Major league outfielder for the Oakland A''s.
Crowdy, William Saunders.
Founder of Church of God and Saints of Christ and "Black Israelite" movement.
The Dells.
Long-standing and successful R&B vocal group.
DePreist, James.
First African-American conductor of a major American orchestra.
Dibaba, Tirunesh.
Long-distance runner who won gold at 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic Games.
The Dixie Cups.
Girl group remembered for 1964 hit "Chapel of Love."
Duthiers, Vladimir.
International correspondent who covered Haiti earthquake.
Future.
"Next big thing" on Atlanta rap scene.
Hartman, Johnny.
Jazz vocalist who sang romantic ballads.
Hill, Jemele.
Controversial ESPN columnist.
Hunter,Billy.
Longtime president of NBA players'' union ousted in 2013.
Hunter, Torii.
All-Star outfielder for Twins, Angels, Tigers.
Ibrahim, Fuad.
Ethiopian-born soccer prospect.
Kearney, Beverly.
Celebrated University of Texas women''s track coach
Kincaid,Jamaica. Acclaimed writer of vivid portraits
Lebo M. South
African musician and singer who composed for The Lion King.
Lewis, Ray.
Record-setting defensive linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.
Merriweather, Big Maceo.
Pioneering blues pianist.
Mtukudzi, Oliver.
Zimbabwean pop music icon.
Peterson, Adrian.
Star running back for the Minnesota Vikings.
Phillips, Charles E., Jr. Top technology executive and chief executive officer of Infor.
Professor Longhair. Icon of New Orleans piano music known for "Tipitina."
Rhyne, Melvin.Jazz organist who helped establish the Milwaukee jazz scene.
Roundfield, Danny. Unheralded NBA forward of the 1970s and 1980s.
Rowe-Adams, Jackie. Gun control activist who founded bereaved mothers'' network in Harlem.
Sapp, Warren. Hard-hitting Tampa Bay defensive tackle.
Simon, Joe. Grammy-winning R&B vocalist and evangelical preacher.
Sleet, Gregory M.
First African-American appointed to federal district court in Delaware.
Smith, Amanda Berry.
Christian evangelist who opened first orphanage for black children in Illinois.
Smith, Neil.
Star NFL defensive lineman and literacy advocate.
Swann, Bettye.
R&B icon known for her country-soul vocal stylings.
Sy, Omar.
Breakout star of hit French film The Intouchables.
Temple, Ed.
Legendary Tennessee State women''s track coach.
Waldron, Mal.
Revered jazz pianist who accompanied Billie Holiday.
Walker, Ray.
First American winemaker to produce coveted French Burgundy wine.
Wallis, Quvenzhané.
Oscar-nominated child actress who starred in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Weaver, Mike.
Heavyweight contender in the 1980s, 1990s.
Whitney, Marva.
Vocalist known as a force in funk music.
Wilson, John.
Respected artist who sculpted Martin Luther King Jr. for the U.S. Capitol.
Z-Ro.
Houston rapper who pens powerful yet bleak lyrics.