In the December/January issue hitting newsstands the week of November 4, EBONY reveals our annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. The 2013 Power 100 includes a broad-range listing of game-changers including spiritualist Iyanla Vanzant, chef Marcus Samuelsson, fashion guru André Leon Talley, actresses Kerry Washington and Condola Rashad, filmmaker Lee Daniels and director-producer Shonda Rimes.

“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,” says EBONY editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett. “We are thrilled to honor these exceptionally talented people who have inspired and enthralled us, and who have helped to shape our lives.”

In celebration, the second annual EBONY Power 100 Gala will be held at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on November 4. The invitation-only event will honor Motown Records founder Berry Gordy with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Community Crusaders

The Young Leaders

The Thinkers

The Powerbrokers

The Dream Keepers

The Social Media Influencers

The Health and Science Trailblazers

The Emerging Leaders

The Firsts

The Faithful Few

The Cultural Influencers

The Innovators

The Champions

The Powerbroker of the Year