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Mission Bell Media publishes print and digital media for the library market with a focus on leadership. Publishing authoritative and empowering leadership content for libraries worldwide.

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MBM releases first reference title: African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 4, 2015) –Mission Bell Media (MBM), a start-up publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community with a focus on leadership and innovation, is pleased to announce that it has released its first reference title: African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide.

Exploring all the major interdisciplinary themes related to individual and group leadership in the African American communities and beyond, this authoritative, up-to-date, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such subjects as: Harlem Renaissance, Motown, Gender and Leadership, Black Business Network, NAACP, Civil Rights Leadership, Million Man March, Negro Baseball Leagues, and so much more, all organized in the helpful Reader's Guide under these general categories:

Academic Leadership

Artistic Leadership

Aspects of Leadership

Business Leadership

Leadership in Faith Communities

Political and Social Leadership

Scientific and Technological Leadership

Sports Leadership

African American Leadership includes many extras for researchers, including a Chronology and Resource Guide as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms. Because this reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of leadership in the African American communities, it belongs on the shelves of all public, academic and school libraries.

Editor Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows researches African American leadership, political attitudes and behavior, and American institutions, working with local, national, and international organizations on projects examining civic engagement and public policy, including the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.


Mission Bell Media (MBM) brings the leadership experience into context through digital and print media. Believing that leadership and innovation begins in the library, MBM publishes the best of thoughtfully curated, authoritative and inspirational leadership content for librarians, faculty and students, helping them learn from those who have already succeeded. Founded in 2013, Mission Bell Media is based in Santa Barbara, California.

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 African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

June 2015 / 560 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9907300-3-3 / $130 (print)

E-ISBN: 978-1-78539-255/e-book pricing on request at

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