eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 105
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481977
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481975
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 282 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 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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Table of Contents

Chainz 2. Southern hip-hop vocalist.
Paulos, Abune.
Leader of Ethiopian Orthodox Church during country''s transition to democracy.
Als, Hilton.
Respected longtime writer for the New Yorker.
Batiste, Lionel.
New Orleans bandleader who epitomized the city''s vibrant musical heritage.
Beyoncé.
Pop singer, actress, and megastar.
Billy Ward and the Dominoes.
R&B vocal group that scored early rock hit with "Sixty Minute Man" in 1995.
Brimm, Charles E.
Beloved doctor, educator, and healthcare advocate for the poor.
Chandler, Gene.
Chicago soul singer who penned "Duke of Earl" and other hits.
Clark, Shar?n.
Critically acclaimed Washington, D.C., jazz singer.
Davis, Carl.
Chicago record producer and impresario, responsible for many 1950s-70s hits.
Desalegn, Hailemariam.
Ethiopian prime minister who kept country together during turbulent transition.
Dlamini-Zuma, Nkosazana.
Important female politician in post-apartheid South Africa.
Dokes, Michael. Troubled and talented world champion boxer.
Ellis, Nelsan.
Film and television actor best known for his role in True Blood.
Fox, John R.
World War II "Buffalo Soldier" posthumously recognized for heroism.
Freeman Jr., Al.
Actor best known for roles in Malcolm X and One Life to Live.
Gant, Richard.
Hardworking actor known for roles in Rocky V and Deadwood.
Garang, John.
Leader of 21-year rebellion against Sudanese government.
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Influential Philly soul band of the 1970s.
Hayden, Lewis.
Former slave who helped lead abolitionist movement in Boston.
Hilliard, David.
Former Black Panther leader and friend to Huey P. Newton.
Hopkins, Bernard.
One of the greatest middleweight boxers of all time.
James, LeBron.
Basketball megastar.
Jarreau, Al.
Grammy Award winning singer of pop, jazz, and R&B.
Johnson, Judy.
Negro League player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Johnson, Mat.
Author whose satirical fiction and graphic novels explore race and identity.
Kaufman, Bob.
Beat Generation poet known as "black American Rimbaud."
Keyes, Alan.
Conservative political activist, radio, and television commentator and politician.
Lamar, Kendrick.
Rapper who made major-label debut in 2012 with good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Lancaster, Byard.
Saxophonist who played a diversity of musical styles.
Lewis-Hall, Freda. Psychiatrist and top pharmaceutical executive at Pfizer.
Lighty, Chris.
Music industry executive who took hip-hop into mainstream culture.
Little, Booker.
Talented jazz trumpeter died tragically young.
Mack, Iris.
Mathematician and financial analyst who warned of looming financial crisis.
Martin, Trayvon.
Florida teen shot by neighborhood watch patrolman in 2012.
Matthews, Ameena.
Community activist, antiviolence advocate, and breakout documentary star.
Memphis Slim.
Pianist who popularized blues music in Paris.
Mickens, Ronald Elbert.
Physicist, mathematician, educator, author, and chronicler of African-American achievements in science and tech. Middleton, Reggie.
Financial blogger who predicted global financial crisis.
Mohamud, Hassan Sheikh.
Somali civic activist and scholar who became president.
Moore, Davey.
Featherweight boxing champion whose death sparked debate on regulation of the sport.
Moussambani, Eric.
African swimmer and Olympic hero.
Savón, Félix.
Cuban heavyweight boxing legend.
Shaw, Marlena.
Sassy singer of diverse musical styles.
Sidner, Sara.
Unflappable CNN correspondent.
Song, Alex.
Cameroonian soccer player who joined powerful Barcelona club in 2012.
Stephens, Sloane.
Up-and-comer on women''s pro tennis circuit.
The Spaniels.
Vocal harmony group who had a hit with "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" in 1954.
Ward, Willa.
Philadelphia-based gospel singer.
Watt, Mel.
North Carolina Congressional representative and minority rights defender. Webb, Chick. Drummer and bandleader of the swing era.
Wek, Alek.
Sudanese industry-altering supermodel.
Wells, Willie. Power-hitting shortstop of the Negro Leagues.
Williams, Billy Dee.
Actor, writer, painter, and sex symbol.
Yumkella, Kandeh.
UN leader on sustainable development and energy policy.