Cultural influencers like Jay-Z, business leaders such as Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and religious powerhouses like Bishop T.D. Jakes, each wield their own version of power. And they, like all the people listed below, have exhibited considerable business, creative or civic prowess in the last 365 days.

Yet, only one of them can be named EBONY's Power Broker of the Year. And that’s where you, the reader, comes in. Vote for 1 of the influencers below and tweet us @ebonymag to tell us about it.