EBONY Magazine has compiled a list of the 100 most powerful African-Americans.

The list includes a wide array of people from politicians, radio hosts, religious leaders, down to your favorite entertainers; EBONY has it covered.

Notable selections include President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Michelle Obama and our very own Tom Joyner.

The first annual EBONY Power 100 Gala will be held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall tonight in New York City. The Roots will be doing a special performance for the honorees.

Here's the complete list below (in no specific order):

First Lady Michelle Obama
Susan E. Rice, Ph.D
Don Thompson
Wesley Morris
Tananarive Due
Cornel West, Ph.D
LeBron James
President Barack Obama
T. J. Martin
Eric Holder
Mary Mary
Bishop T. D. Jakes
Jesse Williams
Tom Joyner
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Cee Lo Green
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D
Frederick D. Haynes III, Ph.D
Robin Roberts
Toni Morrison
Natasha Eubanks
Ava DuVernay
Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
Zane
Tracy K. Smith
Cynthia Hale, D. Min.
Bonita Stewart
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Django Unchained
Ashley and JaQuavis
Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III
Tyler Perry
Beverly Bond
Ronnie and Lamar Tyler
Amos Winbush III
Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
Maurice Marable
Misty Copeland
Trayvon Martin
Stephen DeBerry
Diann Valentine
James McLurkin, Ph.D
Karen Washington
Norris McDonald
James Andrews
Brenda A. and Larry D. Thompson
Marjorie Harvey
Janet Emerson Bashen
Don Thompson
Wesley Morris
Gabby Douglas
Nekesa Mumbi Moody
Kevin Hart
Cathy Hughes
MSNBC
Cam Newton
John W. Rogers Jr.
Vanessa Morrison Murchinson
Wendy Williams
Edward T. Welburn Jr.
Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey
Serena Williams
Shonda Rhimes
Mark Dean, Ph.D
Kevin Durant
Rihanna
Catherine Brewton
Karen Civil
Lorrie Bartlett
Ken Chenault
Ellen McClain
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
James Reynolds Jr.
Package Parsons
Pearlena Igbokwe
Trevor Edwards
Rodney Williams
John Lewis
Rosalind Brewer
Salaam Coleman Smith
Samuel L. Jackson
Anthony Hemingway
Theaster Gates
Michelle Alexander
Valentino D. Carlotti
Oprah Winfrey
Danny Glover
Rev. Fred Luter Jr.
Dr. Dre
NeNe Leakes
Anthony Davis
Lisa Jackson
Jesse E. Russell
June Ambrose
Jurnee Smollett
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Tavis Smiley
Debra Lee
Joan Smalls
Nina Shaw
Nicki Minaj
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

What do you think of the list? Did they get it right? Who is missing? Who shouldn't be included?

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12 thoughts on “EBONY’s Power 100 List Revealed

  1. J.A. Rogers – “Superman” to Man

    George G.M. James- Stolen Legacy

    Dr. Chancellor Williams.The Destruction of Black Civilization

    Na”im Akbar- Visions for Black Men

    Richard King, M.D.-African Origin of Biological Psychiatry

    Dr. Frances Cress Welsing -The Isis Papers

    These stars are missing

  2. t terry on said:

    Ne Ne Leakes is a bottom feeder. I’m not sure what Ebony Magazine is up to but I certainly will nt be purchasing this issue. How sad!

  3. shawman on said:

    I might of over looked it but …… No Condalisa Rice… former Sec. of State….. Being a Repulican shouldn’t exclude her from being in the top 25…. not to metion top 100… use your mind for something other than being exclusive vs. inclusive…

  4. bqfnbqfn on said:

    This is why I cancelled my subscription to Ebony a while aro and I’m glad I did. The editor is a Joke and most of the articles. This is where our people are. Still loss in the wilderness!

  5. Stacey Rogers on said:

    There are more than several that don’t belong on the 100 most powerful African Americans list but what about the ones that do belong on there like Jesse Jackson?

  6. africanwarrior on said:

    Tom Oh Tom
    Why are You trying over and over again trying to convince Black America that low class ghetto Blacks like NeNe , Rhianna belong to the Power 100 next to our Classy First Lady Michelle Obama.
    The Founder OF Ebony, Mr. Johnson must be rolling in his grave ,seeing that his adopted daughter has turned a once Great Ebony Magazine to a trash insignificant magazine that insults Black America , and makes us Blacks the laughing stock of the world.
    Again and Again Tom why can’t You understand the harm being done to our community exposing all the stereotypes about our people to the world.
    Only 5% of Black America behave badly like this NeNe ,Character.
    95% of us hardworking decent African Americans don’t talk or act like these clowns and lowest common denominators in our communities.
    No wonder our youths think it’s ok to call each other the N word, call their sisters Ho .
    No wonder we are fostering low self esteem to the point where our Young people want to impregnate/ and get Impregnated by whites in order to create Light skinned children . This is a chain of self hatred . We must uplift our communities , quit giving Bullets to our enemies. Self hatred is a tool to self destruction and low achievement. We must resist people within our communities who make $ Millions belitleling us. Boycot people who are enriching themselves by stripping our dignity and casting us into mental slavery.

  7. evett726 on said:

    This list is missing a whole lot of great women,
    below is just a few that come to mind.

    Iyanla Vanzant/ TV Show
    Miss Robbie/ Sweetie Pies
    Melissa Harris-Perry /Professor & TV Show
    Allyson Felix/Gold Medal 4×4 relay
    Sanya Richards-Ross/ Gold Medal 4×4 relay
    Dee Dee Trotter/ Gold Medal 4×4 relay
    Francena McCorory/ Gold Medal 4×4 relay
    Brittany Reese/ Gold Medal Long Jump

    Carmelita Jeter /Gold Medal 4×100 relay/World Record 40:82
    Tianna Madison/ Gold Medal 4×100 relay/World Record 40:82
    Allyson Felix/ Gold Medal 4×100 relay/World Record 40:82
    Bianca Knight/ Gold Medal 4×100 relay/World Record 40:82

  8. No Colin Powell, but Nene Leakes, a foul mouthed former stripper who’s claim to fame is being part of a stupid show about a bunch of clueless women putting each other down. Ebony magazine is such a joke.

  9. mspattymelt on said:

    @africanwarrior…..So much of your comment is SO VERY TRUE…..to put almost half of the women and men on that list with Mr and Ms Obama is a true INSULT!!!!!!! What the hell could half of those half naked, hood acting, little to no self respect women have that any black woman would want their daughters to be influenced by? I don t get that! AND what the hell do a pimping pastor or a woman degrading trash talking rapper have that I would want them to influence my boy child growing up in today s times? I just don t get it! But is what it has become in todays society they are the role models that have our communities of young women paying more money for weave than education and looking like they swung off a pole–while the young men walking around with half of their dirty azz out and repeating a whole 3 minute rap song and can t even read their ABC’s! WHAT KIND OF INFLUENCE OR MESSAGE THE ENTERTAINMENT B U S I N E S S IS SENDING OTHER THAN —–THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL THIS FOOLISHNESS IN TODAYS SOCIETY!!

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