1. 1. Tom Joyner, Al Sharpton, Johnson Rice and John Lewis attend the Ebony gala. (Photo: Ray Tamarra)

2. 2. Desiree Rogers and Tom Joyner attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

3. 3. Amy DuBois Barnett attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

4. 4. Desiree Rogers and Al Sharpton attend the Ebony Power 100 ala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

5. 5. Gabby Sidibe attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

6. 6. George Lucas (left) and Al Sharpton (right) attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

7. 7. Amy DuBois Barnett and guest attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

8. 8. June Ambrose attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

9. 9. Amy DuBois Barnett and guest attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

10. 10. Fela! Broadway perform at the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

11. 11. Linda Johnson Rice attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

12. 12. Desiree Rogers (left) and Linda Johnson Rice (right) attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

13. 13. Linda Johnson Rice and John Lewis attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

14. 14. NeNe Leakes and Gabby Sidibe attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

15. 15. NeNe Leakes attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

16. 16. Phaedra Parks and June Ambrose attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Ray Tamarra)

17. 17. Sherri Shepherd and Quvenzhane Wallis attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Ray Tamarra)

18. 18. Susan Taylor attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Ray Tamarra)

19. 19. Susan Taylor attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

20. 20. The Roots attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

21. 21. The parents of Trayvon Martin attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

22. 22. Vivica A. Fox attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala in NY. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)

23. 23. 2012 Ebony Power 100 Gala in New York. (Photo: Terrence Jennings)