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In honor of Black History Month, this anthology features biographies of leading African-American personalities, including Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice along with new content specifically for the digital copy.
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The impact of the leadership demonstrated by Kamala Harris, Tyler Perry, Nelson Mandela, and Michelle Obama cannot be overstated. As the first woman to hold the office of Vice President of the United States, Kamala Devi Harris, lawyer, prosecutor, and former attorney general, has devoted herself to bettering her constituents' lives while focusing on social issues that help minorities women. Tyler Perry is known for wearing many different hats and wigs, such as actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and now comic book character. His inspiring life story has had dramatic highs and lows that have launched him to superstardom. Nelson Mandela of South Africa is one of the most important figures of the last century. He symbolizes the struggle against racial and political oppression and serves as a model for sustaining that struggle with grace and decency. From humble beginnings in Chicago, Michelle Obama rose to become an outspoken advocate, trailblazing First Lady, and international style icon. Their stories inspire generations and shape our culture. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the lives of those who made history.
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Jackie Robinson, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Russell Wilson have all held the title of "greatest player of all-time" in their respective sports. How did they get there? And what influence have they had on our culture? The first African-American to play major league baseball, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color line and played a role in the Civil Rights Movement. Now the holder of three NBA championships, four MVP awards, two Olympic gold medals, and much more, LeBron James' fame has afforded him the ability to use his numerous endorsements to start companies, participate in social activism, and donate to worthwhile causes. By far, Tiger Woods is the most famous golfer of all time who's TGR Foundation delivers unique and empowering educational opportunities that lead to personal and professional excellence. Expectations and the pressure following them could break lesser men. Fortunately for Seattle Seahawks fans, Russell Wilson manages to withstand success and defeat with grace and aplomb. Read their exciting stories in Celebration of Black History Month!
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Drake, Nicki Minaj, Prince, and Beyoncé changed what music means. He made a name for himself as an actor, portraying wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks Degrassi: The Next Generation, but when Aubrey Graham went by his middle name, Drake, he rocketed to stardom with a sound unlike any before him. From her humble beginnings in Jamaica to her childhood in Queens, New York, to her spotlight alongside high-profile personalities on the American Idol judge's panel, hip hop star Nicki Minaj came to conquer the music scene. She succeeded. So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry," "Purple Rain," "Batdance," and more, challenging even the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980s. She might not be a superhero, but judging by all the things she's done, you'd be hard-pressed not to think she is. She's amazing, fierce, and always striving to be the best. All the single ladies know that Beyoncé is one of the world's hottest musicians, if not the hottest. Explore the lives of those who made us stand up and take notice during Black History Month.
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