Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Company

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787679255
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Cumulative Nationality Index 179
Cumulative Occupation Index 191
Cumulative Subject Index 209
Cumulative Name Index 255
Adams, Paul: South African cricket player 1
Atkins, Juan: Electronic music pioneer 3
Banks, Tyra: Lovely model and actress 7
Bearden, Romare: Celebrated artist 10
Bell, James A: Hard-working executive 15
Blair, Jayson: Controversial journalist 18
Branham III, George: Professional bowling champ 21
Brown, Patrick "Sleepy": Hot rap singer and producer 24
Cannon, Reuben: Admired casting agent 27
Chante, Keshia: Sensational singer 31
Chappelle, Dave: Edgy and talented comic 33
Chisholm, Shirley: Incomparable congresswoman 36
Cornish, Sam: Black Arts Movement poet 39
Cose, Ellis: Hard-working journalist and author 42
Croom, Sylvester: College football coach 46
D'Aguiar, Fred: Accomplished writer and educator 50
Davis, James E: Politician taken by violence 53
Davis, Ossie: Legendary film and theater actor 55
Dee, Ruby: Celebrated actress of stage and screen 60
Dent, Thomas C.: Writer and civil rights activist 65
Faison, Donald: Notable young actor 68
Fargas, Antonio: Stylish actor 71
Flowers, Sylester: Pharmacist and businessman 74
Gilbert, Christopher: Jazzy, intellectual poet 78
Grooms, Henry R: Tenacious engineer 81
Hazel, Darryl: Top automotive executive 84
Hogan, Beverly Wade: Highly respected college president 87
Hoyte, Lenon: Museum curator 90
Khan, Chaka: Dynamic R&B vocalist 93
Kidjo, Angelique: International music star 97
Kong, B. Waine: CEO, Association of Black Cardiologists 100
Kunjufu, Jawanza: Writer and educator 104
Lawson, Jennifer: Television executive 107
Love, Laura: Folk-funk singer and songwriter 110
Lucy, William: Labor union leader 113
Makeba, Miriam: South African singer and activist 117
Morrison, Sam: Library director with a vision 120
Rhames, Ving: Multitalented actor 123
Riley, Rochelle: Journalist and author 126
Robinson, Aminah: Inspiring artist 129
Schuyler, Philippa: Gifted pianist and writer 132
Staples, Mavis: Beloved gospel and soul singer 135
Stoney, Michael: Trend-setting clothing designer 138
Thompson, Cynthia Bramlett: Motivated executive and leader 141
Tinsley, Boyd: Popular violinist 144
Tisdale, Wayman: Basketball player and musician 147
Walker, John T.: Episcopalian bishop 150
Walker, Rebecca: Writer and activist 153
Washington, James Melvin: Minister and historian 156
Washington, Kenny: Pioneering football player 159
Watson, Carlos: CNN political analyst 162
Welburn, Edward T.: Automotive designer 165
Westbrook, Kelvin R.: Influential executive 168
White, Reggie: Esteemed football player and minister 170
Williams, David R.: Prominent sociologist 174
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