EBONY Power 100 2018

Community Crusaders

  • Cheryl Action Jackson
    CEO/Founder, Minnie's Food Pantry
  • Dwayne Bryant
    President, Inner Vision International, Inc.
  • Karen Marshall
    Executive Director, Kids ReThink New Orleans Schools
  • Marley Dias
    Founder, #1000blackgirlbooks
  • Nicole Lee
    Executive Director, Urban Peace Movement
  • Shawn Hardnett
    CEO & Founder, Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys
  • Symone D. Sanders
    Strategist/Political Commentator
  • Tami Sawyer
    Commissioner, Shelby County, Tennessee
  • Tarana Burke
    Activist/Founder, #MeToo Movement


  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
    Democratic Nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District
  • Andrew Gillum
    Mayor of Tallahassee & Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor
  • Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock
    CIO for United States Marine Corps
  • Bryan Stevenson
    Founder/Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
  • Lauren Simmons
    Equity Trader, Rosenblatt Securities
  • Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams
    60th Superintendent U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Odette Harris, M.D.
    Professor, Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Richard A. Robinson
    Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Rupert A. Byrdsong
    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
  • Stacey Abrams
    Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia
  • Stacey D. Stewart
    President, March of Dimes
  • Stephen Benjamin
    Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina

Entertainment & Arts

  • Black Panther
  • Pose
  • Power
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Barack & Michelle Obama
    Authors/Media Producers
  • Barry Jenkins
    Director, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Caleb McLaughlin
    Actor, Stranger Things
  • Cardi B
  • Coach K & Pee
  • Drake
  • Fredricka Whitfield
    Anchor, CNN
  • Kortney Ryan Ziegler
    Head of Research & Design at ZaMLABS & Filmmaker
  • Mike Colter
    Actor, Netflix Luke Cage
  • Ricky Whittle
    Actor, American Gods
  • Shonda Rhimes
    Writer, Executive Producer and Creator of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice
  • Susan Kelechi Watson
    Actress, NBC/This is Us
  • Travis Scott
  • Yara Shahidi
    Actress, ABC/black-ish
  • Zo├ź Kravitz
    Actress, HBO/Big Little Lies


  • Alianna Hines, Dominic Hines, Skyler M. Hines, Shaun Hines, Amari Thomas, Zamir Thomas
    Junior Flip Kids
  • Henri Pierre Jacques, Jarrid Tingle, Brandon Bryant, John Henry
    Founders, Harlem Capital
  • Jade Colin
    Franchise Owner, McDonald's
  • Jessica O. Matthews
    Founder/CEO, Uncharted Power
  • Jewel Burks Solomon
    Co-founder and CEO of Partpic
  • Malissa "Mali" Hunter
    COO/Partner, Tree Sound Studios and CEO, The Retnuh Agency
  • Maya Penn
    CEO, animator, filmmaker, global activist, philanthropist, author
  • Melissa Harville-Lebron
    Founder and CEO W.M. Stone Enterprises, Inc., E2 Northeast Motorsports, Inc. & Coutrá Music Group, Inc.
  • Moziah Bridges
    Founder and Creative Director, Mo's Bows Handmade Bow Ties
  • Ryan Wilson, TK Petersen
    Co-founders, The Gathering Spot


  • Jason C. Mayden
    CEO/Co-founder, Super Heroic
  • Rodney Williams
    CCO, Executive Chair & Founder of LISNR
  • Shavone Charles
    Founder, Magic in Her Melanin and Head of Global Music & Youth Culture Communications, Instagram
  • Valeisha Butterfield Jones
    Global Head of Women & Black Community Engagement, Google
  • Virgil Abloh
    Men's Artistic Director, Louis Vuitton


  • Antonio Brown
    Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steeler
  • Christine Simmons
    President/COO, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, Jr.
    Richard Petty Motorsports
  • James Harden
    Guard, Houston Rockets
  • Luther Campbell
    Founder, Liberty City Warriors, Record Industry pioneer, Television Producer, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur, Luke Holdings
  • Steph Curry
    Guard, Golden State Warriors
  • Thaddeus Bullard aka WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil
    Professional Wrestler, WWE
  • Todd Gurley II
    Running Back, Los Angeles Rams
  • Troy Mullins
    Professional Golfer
  • Venus Williams
    Tennis Champion

Power Players

  • Alejandro Clabiorne
    CEO, Latin America at PHD
  • Candace McCullom
    VP, Integrated Marketing Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Carlos Fleming
    Partner and Head of the Sports Talent Group at WME
  • Charles D. King
    Founder & CEO, MACRO
  • Greg Cunningham
    VP, Global Inclusion & Diversity, U.S. Bank
  • Indhira Arrington
    SVP, Head of Targeted Sourcing, Wells Fargo
  • Jarvis J. Hollingsworth
  • Ken Lawson
    President/CEO, Visit Florida
  • Kevin Liles
    CEO, 300 Entertainment
  • Kirk McDonald
    CMO, Xandr
  • Patrice A. Harris, MD
    President-elect, American Medical Association
  • Philip Polk
    VP Multicultural Strategy/Chief Diversity Officer, Hallmark
  • Quentin Messer
    President/CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance
  • Shawn Gee
    President of Live Nation Urban
  • Terence Carter
    Executive Vice President of Drama and Comedy Development, Twentieth Century Fox Television

Women Up

  • Carla Harris
    Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management/Senior Client Adviser, Morgan Stanley
  • Colleen Taylor
    EVP, Mastercard
  • Connie Orlando
    EVP/Head of Original Programming, BET
  • Danyale Price
    Chief Inclusion Officer, Paul, Weiss
  • Debbie-Ann White
    SVP, Public Relations & Promotions, Unique Vacations
  • Dorothy Bridges
    Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Outreach and Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Ethiopia Habtemariam
    President, Motown Records
  • Janiece Evans-Page
    Vice President, Global Philanthropy and Sustainability, Fossil Group
  • Karen Horne
    SVP, Programming Talent Development & Inclusion at NBC Entertainment & Universal Television
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms
    Mayor, Atlanta
  • Kiko Davis
    Trustee, Donald Davis Living Trust; Majority Stockholder, First Independence Bank
  • Latasha Gillespie
    Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Amazon Corporate
  • London Breed
    Mayor, San Francisco
  • Maxine Williams
    Global Chief Diversity Officer, Facebook
  • Mia Mottley
    Prime Minister, Barbados
  • Rosalind Brewer
    Group President/Chief Operating Officer, Starbucks
  • Tayari Jones
  • Thasunda Brown Duckett
    CEO Consumer Banking, JPMorgan Chase
  • Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i
    EVP Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment
  • Ukonwa Ojo
    SVP, CoverGirl, Coty