EBONY® Magazine unveiled its annual EBONY Power 100 list, which salutes the remarkable achievements of African-Americans. Among the game changers honored this year are President Barack Obama, actress Kerry Washington, NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson, actor Michael B. Jordan, entertainer Nick Cannon, film director Lee Daniels, chef Marcus Samuelsson and activists Harry Belafonte and Marian Wright Edelman.
Berry Gordy, founder of the famed Motown record label, music impresario and legendary songwriter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala celebration will take place in New York City on November 4, 2013, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.
The EBONY editorial team selected the 100 most influential African Americans in the country. These achievers have made noteworthy accomplishments over the past year. Our list of outstanding leaders highlights individuals from many disciplines, including business, medicine, sports, media, religion, the creative arts and more. These game-changers have positively impacted our society in profound and lasting ways.
By being named to the EBONY Power 100, these leaders are honored and recognized for changing the course of history and making an enduring and lasting impact in their communities and across the globe.
“The EBONY Power 100 speaks volumes about the diversity of our accomplishments and the power of our collective influence across virtually every spectrum of society,” Amy DuBois Barnett, editor-in-chief of EBONY, says in a statement to press. “We are thrilled to honor these exceptionally talented people who have inspired and enthralled us, and who have helped to shape our lives.”
The 2013 Power 100 list will appear in the December/January issue of EBONY on newsstands the week of November 4.