James McBride (born September 11, 1957) is an American writer and musician.
McBride's father, the late Rev. Andrew D. McBride (August 8, 1911 – April 5, 1957) who died of cancer at the age of 45, was African-American, and his mother, Ruchel Dwajra Zylska, later changed to Rachel Deborah Shilsky, and later changed again to Ruth McBride Jordan; April 1, 1921 – January 9, 2010) was a Jewish immigrant from Poland. James who was raised in Brooklyn's Red Hook housing projects, was the last child Ruth had from her first marriage, the last child of Rev. Andrew McBride, and the eighth of 12 children.
As a journalist, McBride worked on the staffs of many well-known publications, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, the Wilmington News Journal, and People magazine. Additionally, he has written pieces for Rolling Stone magazine, Us magazine, the Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Essence magazine, The New York Times, and others. McBride is a charter member of the Clint Harding Network, a group of well-known journalists, writers, and musicians who periodically have appeared live on a Missouri radio program for the last two decades...
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