eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 97
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472730
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472737
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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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.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414471777 | ISBN-13: 9781414471778

Table of Contents

Abdullah, Kazem.
Gifted conductor.
Allen, Byron.
Comedian and excutive of an independent TV production company.
Ashford and Simpson.
Prolific husband-and-wife songwriting and performing duo.
Barnes, Katreese.
Emmy Award-winning musical director.
Bennett, Richard.
Jamaican-born U.S. Marine turned construction contractor.
Blige, Mary J.
Grammy-winning vocalist known as the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul".
Bozella, Dewey.
Inspirational speaker and boxing coach.
Buery Jr., Richard.
Distinguished community activist and nonprofit leader.
Cano, Robinson.
Promising power hitter for the Yankees.
Carlos, John.
Olympian runner and political activist.
Cole, J.
Highly-anticipated rap artist debuting on Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.
Dent, Richard.
Pro Football Hall-of-Fame defensive end.
Douglas, Donya.
Leading aerospace engineer for NASA.
Elie, Lolis Eric.
New Orleans-based journalist and television writer on HBO's Treme.
Ellis, Hortense.
Jamaican singer who made her mark in the male-dominated ska and reggae genres.
Ellis, Trey.
Influential novelist and screenwriter praised for seminal essay "The New Black Aesthetic".
Fisher, Derek.
Respected president of the National Basketball Players Association.
Foster, Frank.
Highly regarded bandleader of Count Basie Orchestra.
Foye, Kwan.
Prolific author of top-selling urban lit novels.
Franklin, Kirk.
Gospel singer and songwriter who put Christian music on the pop charts.
Frazier, Kenneth.
First African-American CEO of a major pharmaceutical company.
Gates, William.
Prominent basketball pioneer.
Harden, Monique.
Tireless civil, environmental, and human rights advocate.
Harper, Hill.
Award-winning CSI: NY actor and successful self-help author.
Harris, Franco.
Hall-of-fame running back and businessman.
Johnson, Conrad O.
Beloved bandleader of the Kashmere Senior High School Band of Houston, TX.
Johnson, Norma H.
Renowned former chief federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Johnson, Syl.
Longtime R&B singer.
Jordan, Michael B.
Young actor known for emotional roles in The Wire and Friday Night Lights.
Kane, Evander.
Rising professional hockey player.
Lewis, Carl.
Celebrated Olympian in track and field.
Lucas, Bill.
Pioneering executive for the Atlanta Braves.
Maathai, Wangari.
Nobel Peace Prize–winning activist.
Marcille, Eva.
"Top Model" and actress starring in reality series on Oxygen.
Martin, Michel.
Public radio host and acclaimed journalist.
Naughton, Naturi.
Versatile former 3LW singer who transitioned to acting career.
Parker, Vernon.
Former mayor of Paradise Valley, AZ.
Pereira, Aristides.
First president of the Republic of Cape Verde.
Price, Lisa.
Family-oriented founder of the hot-selling Carol's Daughter cosmetics line.
Rhymefest.
Grammy-winning rapper and Chicago City Council contender.
Riley, Amber.
Powerhouse singer and Glee actress.
Rolle, Janet.
Innovative television marketing executive charged with rebranding CNN Worldwide.
Schiavocampo, Mara.
Award-winning correspondent.
Secada, Jon.
Cuban-born Grammy-winning singer and songwriter.
Sharpe, Shannon.
Outspoken football star and sports analyst.
Sharpton, Al.
Minister, media figure, and relentless advocate for social justice.
Solange.
Talented singer, model, and younger sister of Beyoncé.
Steele, Claude.
Eminent administrator, educator, and researcher.
Taylor, Regina.
Triple-threat actress, playwright, and director who starred in TV's I'll Fly Away.
Threadgill, Henry.
Experimental jazz musician and composer.
Trombone Shorty.
Contemporary jazz sensation from New Orleans.
Watkins, Craig.
Dallas County district attorney dedicated to reversing wrongful convictions.
Wesley, Rutina.
Classically trained actress in the popular HBO series True Blood.
Williams, Michael Kenneth.
Movie and television actor known for roles in HBO's The Wire and Boardwalk Empire
Wright, Beverly.
Crusading environmental activist.