N’DIGO Book Icons, Writers, and Photographers

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Icons, writers, and photographers

Great thanks to all involved in the making of the book N’DIGO Legacy: Black Luxe – 110 African American Icons Of Contemporary History!

To order the book, and for more information, visit www.nidgolegacy.com.

Below is a list of all the Black achievers profiled in the book, by category and story order, followed by the 43 N’DIGO writers and photographers who produced the work.

PROFILES BY CATEGORY

BUSINESS

Corporate Suite
Frank Clark
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
Desiree Rogers

Entrepreneurs
Tom Burrell
Gus Cage
Elzie Higginbottom
Leon Jackson
Marc Brooks & Marty King
Paul King
Cirilo McSween
Norma J. Williams

Financial Services
Jacoby Dickens
Chris Gardner
Mellody Hobson
Jim Reynolds
John Rogers
Roger Salter

CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPIONS

Rev. Willie Barrow
James Compton
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Mamie Till-Mobley
Rev. Al Sampson
Johnnie Lee Savory
Dorothy Tillman

COMEDY

Dick Gregory
Steve Harvey
Bernie Mac

EDUCATORS

Dr. Blondean Davis
Tim King
Karen Lewis
Michael Scott
Wayne Watson

FAMILY

Family Matters
Ed & Bettiann Gardner
Mrs. Jaqueline Jackson
The (Spencer) Leaks
The (Lester) McKeevers
The (Thomas) Rands

Power Couples
Chaz & Roger Ebert
Rev. Clay & Lutha Mae Evans
Earl & Isobel Neal
Quintin & Diane Primo

FASHION

Barbara Bates
Nick Cave
Quinton de Alexander

HISTORIANS

Lerone Bennett
Lonnie Bunch
Dr. Margaret Burroughs
Julieanna Richardson

INSTITUTION- AND NATION-BUILDING

Prince Asiel Ben Israel
Minister Louis Farrakhan
Haki & Safisha Madhubuti
Yvette & Kofi Moyo
Sister Claudette Muhammad
Lu & Jorja Palmer
Hannibal Afrik & Dr. Conrad Worrill

LEGAL EAGLES

Jim Montgomery & Johnnie Cochran
Justice Charles Freeman
Jewel Lafontant
Legal Dream Team

MEDIA

Media Barons
John H. Johnson
John Sengstacke
Melody Spann

Media Voices
Merri Dee
Marv Dyson
Stella Foster
Earl Jones
Robert & Karen Jordan
Tom Joyner
Herb Kent
Cliff Kelley
Warner Saunders

MUSIC

Jerry Butler
George Daniels
Jennifer Hudson
Quincy Jones
Frankie Knuckles
Ramsey Lewis

POLITICS

Chicago Pols
Ald. William Beavers
Chuck Bowen
Mayor Harold Washington

Cook County Board Presidents
Toni Preckwinkle
John Stroger

Statewide Elected Officials
Attorney General Roland Burris
Senate President Emil Jones
State Senator Donne Trotter
Secretary of State Jesse White

Federal Government
Senator Carol Moseley-Braun
Congressman Danny Davis
Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett
Congressman Bobby Rush
President Barack Obama

RELIGION

Economic Ministries
Bishop Arthur Brazier
Rev. Johnnie Colemon
Dr. Leon Finney
Father Richard Tolliver
Pastor Bill Winston

Socially Active Ministries
Pastor Corey Brooks
Rev. James Meeks
Father Michael Pfleger
Bishop Horace Smith
Rev. Jeremiah Wright

SCIENCES

Dr. Mae Jemison

SPORTS

Muhammad Ali
Michael Jordan
Lovie Smith

THEATER

Abena Joan Brown
Les Coney
Chuck Smith
Jackie Taylor
August Wilson

STORY ORDER IN BOOK

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Rev. Willie Barrow
3. Barbara Bates
4. Ald. William Beavers
5. Prince Asiel Ben Israel
6. Lerone Bennett
7. Chuck Bowen
8. Bishop Arthur Brazier
9. Carol Moseley Braun
10. Pastor Corey Brooks
11. Abena Joan Brown
12. Lonnie Bunch
13. Tom Burrell
14. Roland Burris
15. Dr. Margaret Burroughs
16. Jerry Butler
17. Gus Cage
18. Nick Cave
19. Frank Clark
20. Jim Montgomery/Johnnie Cochran
21. Rev. Johnnie Colemon
22. James Compton
23. Les Coney
24. George Daniels
25. Dr. Blondean Davis
26. Danny Davis
27. Quinton de Alexander
28. Merri Dee
29. Jacoby Dickens
30. Marv Dyson
31. Chaz Ebert
32. Rev. Clay Evans
33. Minister Louis Farrakhan
34. Dr. Leon Finney
35. Stella Foster
36. Justice Charles Freeman
37. Chris Gardner
38. Ed & Betiann Gardner
39. Dick Gregory
40. Steve Harvey
41. Elzie Higginbottom
42. Mellody Hobson
43. Jennifer Hudson
44. Jackie Jackson
45. Rev. Jesse Jackson
46. Leon Jackson
47. Valerie Jarrett
48. Dr. Mae Jemison
49. John H. Johnson
50. Earl Jones
51. Emil Jones
52. Quincy Jones
53. Michael Jordan
54. Robert & Karen Jordan
55. Tom Joyner
56. Cliff Kelley
57. Herb Kent
58. Marc Brooks & Marty King
59. Paul King
60. Tim King
61. Frankie Knuckles
62. Jewel Lafontant
63. The (Spencer) Leaks
64. Legal Dream Team
65. Karen Lewis
66. Ramsey Lewis
67. Bernie Mac
68. Haki & Safisha Madhubuti
69. The (Lester) McKeevers
70. Cheryl Pearson McNeil
71. Cirilo McSween
72. Rev. James Meeks
73. Mamie Till Mobley
74. Yvette & Kofi Moyo
75. Claudette Muhammad
76. Earl & Isobel Neal
77. Barack Obama
78. Lu & Jorja Palmer
79. Father Michael Pfleger
80. Toni Preckwinkle
81. Quintin & Diane Primo
82. The (Everett) Rands
83. Jim Reynolds
84. Julieanna Richardson
85. Desiree Rogers
86. John Rogers
87. Bobby Rush
88. Roger Salter
89. Rev. Al Sampson
90. Warner Saunders
91. Johnnie Lee Savory
92. Michael Scott
93. John Sengstacke
94. Chuck Smith
95. Bishop Horace Smith
96. Lovie Smith
97. Melody Spann
98. John Stroger
99. Jackie Taylor
100. Dorothy Tillman
101. Father Richard Tolliver
102. Donne Trotter
103. Harold Washington
104. Wayne Watson
105. Jesse White
106. Norma J. Williams
107. August Wilson
108. Pastor Bill Winston
109. Hannibal Afrik & Dr. Conrad Worrill
110. Rev. Jeremiah Wright

WRITERS

Veronica Anderson
Rod Atkins
Derrick Baker
Ingrid Bridges
Ronald Childs
Donna Gist Coleman
Paul Davis
Monica DeLeon
Bonnie DeShong
Kai EL’ Zabar
Tracey Robinson English
Hermene Hartman
Donna Hodge
Zondra Hughes
Ngina James
Iman Jefferson
Rae Jones
Barbara Kensey
Allison Keyes
D. Kevin McNeir
Sabrina Miller
Sergio Mims
James Muhammad
Simone Nathan
Sandra Jackson Opoku
Glenna Ousley
Ken Parish Perkins
Walter Perkins
Cheryl Jenkins Richardson
Keith Robbins
Mark Ruffin
Barbara Samuels
David Smallwood
Robert Starks
Chinta Strausberg
Rita Coburn Whack
Charles Whitaker
Jean Williams
Marcia Reed-Woodard
Alfred Woods
Conrad Worrill
Wanda Wright
Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michell Agins
John Beckett
Warren Browne
Ernest Collins
Chris Griffin
Michael Gunn
James Hollis
David Jenkins
Brent Jones
Paul Mainor
Darlene Martin
Jason McCoy
Reginald Payton
Victor Powell
Howard Simmons
Victor Skrebneski
Beverly Swanagan
Jason Thomas
Doyle Wicks
Jennifer Williams
Calvin Woods

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