eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 98
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472749
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472744
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 294 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 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: 1414471785 | ISBN-13: 9781414471785

Table of Contents

Afewerki, Isaias.
President of Eritrea.
Alexander, Kwame.
Prolific poet and dedicated literacy advocate.
Alexander, Michelle.
Outspoken civil rights lawyer and professor.
Bell, Derrick.
Distinguished civil rights advocate and first black law professor to gain tenure at Harvard.
Bell, LeRoy.
Soulful vocalist and songwriter who won acclaim on TV's X Factor.
Benjamin, Steve.
Unifying politician who became the first black mayor of Columbia, SC.
Blackwell, Otis.
Seminal rock-and-roll songwriter.
Bonney,Tabi.
Washington, DC-based rap artist and video director.
Brooks, Avery.
Imposing actor known for television and theater roles.
Butler, Selena Sloan.
Influentional advocate who founded parent-teacher organizations.
Carter, Troy.
Trail-blazing music producer and manager.
Cepeda, Orlando.
Puerto Rican Hall-of-Fame baseball star of the 1960s.
Chaney, Don.
Star basketball player and coach.
Chiles, Nick.
Award-winning journalist and author of successful relationship books.
Common.
Iconic Chicago rapper who transitioned to acting and writing.
Cuffe, Paul.
Early advocate of the pan-African and black-nationalism movements.
DaCosta,Yaya.
Promising actor.
Dean, Fred.
Hall-of-Fame football player.
DuVernay, Ava.
Acclaimed independent filmmaker.
Earth, Wind & Fire.
Enduring pop music collective.
Edugyan, Esi.
Prize-winning Canadian novelist.
Fagan, Garth.
Celebrated modern dance innovator.
Felix, Allyson.
Olympian sprinter.
Frazer, Victor O.
Washington insider who represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in Congress.
Frazier, Joe.
Heavyweight boxing great who died in 2011.
Griffin, Blake
Talented NBA All-Star playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Hazzard, Walt.
Respected basketball player and coach.
Heavy D.
Good-natured rapper, producer, and actor.
Hector, Jamie.
Intense actor and community activist.
Holmes, T. J.
Charismatic television journalist.
Jenkins, Kris.
Former All-Pro defense lineman.
Jeune,Vitolio.
Haitian dancer who earned recognition on So You Think You Can Dance.
Johnson, Syleena.
Soulful R&B singer featured on Kanye West's "All Falls Down".
Jones, Andruw.
Skilled Major League Baseball hitter and center fielder.
Leon, Kenny.
Renowned Broadway stage director.
Malema, Julius.
Controversial president of the African National Congress Youth League.
Miguel.
Rising singer-songwriter with a genre-blending sound.
The O'Jays.
Defining voices of Philadelphia soul.
Perry, Steve.
Passionate educator championing underprivileged students.
Plinton Jr., James O.
Tuskegee flight instructor who became the first black executive for a major U.S. airline.
Public Enemy.
Politically and socially influential and acclaimed rap group.
Revels, Hiram Rhoades.
First African-American senator and member of Congress.
Richards-Ross, Sanya.
Record-breaking track and field star.
Rolle, Myron.
Talented scholar, athlete, and philanthropist.
Romeo.
Precocious child star turned grown-up rapper and entrepreneur.
Roy, Brandon.
Former Portland Trail Blazers guard.
Shuttlesworth, Fred.
Pivotal civil rights figure who cofounded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Stewart Jr., James.
Prolific motorcycle racer.
Stewart, Tricky.
Chart-topping record producer who crafted hits with Beyoncé, Rihanna, and many others.
Stone, Jesse.
Pioneering rock-and-roll songwriter.
Tillman, Deborah.
Inspiring child-care specialist starring in America's Supernanny.
Tricky.
Genre-blending English musician known as a founder of "trip-hop".
Waldon Jr., Alton R.
First African American to represent Queens, NY, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Walker, Tristan.
Forward-thinking tech entrepreneur.
Wilson, Nancy.
Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B singer.