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Wallace 'Gator' Bradley, social and political activist, is amongst an assembly
of distinguished African Americans to be included in the April 2011 updated
edition of the AFRICAN AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY (AANB), edited
by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.
The AFRICAN AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY a joint project of the
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at
Harvard University and Oxford University Press, was published in an eight
volume print edition in January 2008.
Covering a broader range of African American lives than ever before, the
African American National Biography presents history through a mosaic of the
lives of [over] 4,100 individuals, some known throughout the world and others
all but forgotten, illuminating the abiding influence of African Americans on the
life of this nation through the immediacy of personal experience.
The African American National Biography includes not only great and famous
African Americans, but a selection that will be representative of the scope of
African American experience. (W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and
African American Research, 2010)
Dr. West told Gator that " It would be an honor to write the preface or the
forward for his (Gator's) bio; researched and composed by Dr. Safiya D.
Hoskins, Bradley's personal biographer and a contributor to the AANB
The biography for Bradley was researched and composed by Dr. SaFiya D.
Hoskins; his personal biographer and a contributor to the AFRICAN-
AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHYsince 2008 having written over 50
entries. Hoskins has a doctorate in Urban Higher Education/Educational
Leadership, an M.A. in Communication & Culture/Organizational
Communication and a B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations with a minor
in African American Studies. She is the host of Beauty, Brains & the
Bottom Line, a weekly news/talk program on Radio One's flagship station,
WOL in Washington, DC.
Additionally, she is the continuing education columnist for the
Washington, DC Examiner and a contributor to Harvard University's
African American National Biography on Oxford University Press.
Dr. Hoskins presented her research on Faculty Perceptions of Racial
Climate at Historically Black Colleges & Universities to an international
audience at the Association for the Study of Higher Education and will
present at the 2011 American Association for Blacks in Higher Education
conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
She authored a novel, An Infrequent Pairing, and wrote poetry for the
anthology, Alternatives to Surrender. Dr. Hoskins was the guest of Chef Emeril
LaGasse on the Discovery Channel Network's television show, Emeril Green, in
her own full episode, Vexing Vegetarian; she was a panelist on the District
Entertainment political talk show, Point of View with Vic Christian, and she
was featured in the commercial Smilin' Faces, a gospel production.
Dr. Hoskins has worked extensively in radio and the recording industry,
including Clear Channel Communications and Def Jam Recordings,
Inc.; she has been a university professor and a college administrator.
Dr. Hoskins resides in Washington, DC.