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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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