EBONY’s Power 100 List Revealed

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  • 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


    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


    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


    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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