(born November 8, 1967) is an American author of Jewish and African American descent. His memoir Ace of Spades recounts growing up in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland as a biracial child who could pass for white. He has also written numerous articles for magazines and online publications on politics and racial identity.
is an American professional blackjack player and writer. He has competed in the World Series of Blackjack and is the winner of the first season of the CBS elimination blackjack tournament series Ultimate Blackjack Tour. He writes articles on blackjack and tournament strategy for All In magazine and his articles have been published at Get21 in the ‘Learn from the Pros’ section.
:For the U.S. HEW secretary, see F. David Mathews; for the candidate in the Australian Capital Territory general election, 2012, see David Mathews (Political Candidate); for a similar name, see David Matthews
David John "Dave" Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. He performs mainly with acoustic guitar and favors rhythm rather than solos in his playing. During the period from to 2010, his band, the Dave Matthews Band, sold more tickets and earned more than any other act in North America.
Forrest David Mathews (born December 6, 1935) served as the 11th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from to 1977, during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. He is one of only two surviving secretaries of the now defunct Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (the other is his successor, Joseph A. Califano, Jr.). While at HEW, he worked on restoring public confidence in government and reforming the regulatory system. At his swearing in as secretary of HEW, Gerald Ford said, “Mathews brings to this new mission the strength of youth, a sense of purpose, the skills of a scholar, and the trusted record of a successful leader and administrator. That is an impressive inventory by any standard.”