EBONY recently held it’s annual Power 100 Gala. For more than seven decades, EBONY has recognized #BlackExcellence, long before it became a trending hashtag. The biggest names in film, music, business and Black culture made this year’s list including Power issue cover star, Dwayne Johnson who was honored as an Entertainer of the Year, alongside fellow movers and shakers Dave Chappelle, Donald Glover, Janelle Monae, Jordan Peele, Mahershala Ali, Sterling K. Brown, Viola Davis, and the “brilliant minds of color making advances in technology and politics” including Uber’s Bozoma Saint John and congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Saint John was one of eight women honored in the Hilton-sponsored Women Up category, which recognized incredible women doing extraordinary work in their respective fields including sports, fashion, entertainment, business and technology. “Hilton proudly salutes these amazing women and celebrate their extraordinary journey in a male-dominated industry, while embodying strength, grace, and beauty in the face of adversity; all traits worthy of being honored and admired by all,” shares Andrea Richardson, Director of Multicultural and Diversity Marketing for Hilton.

Actor Mel Chude (Magic Mike XXL) catches up with talent on the red carpet where they share some very interesting, memorable moments at a Hilton Hotel.

Ebony Magazine’s EBONY Power 100 Gala was held at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2017.

Check out the gallery of stars below.

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

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EBONY Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Maya Darasaw)

 

 

 

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