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Ebony Magazine names Dwayne Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, more to its annual 2017 Power 100 List

EBONY magazine has announced its annual EBONY Power 100 list, which honors the heroes and leaders of the African-American community whose work continues to inspire, influence and impact the next generation.

The 2017 EBONY Power 100 list recognizes the most influential and inspiring African-Americans in a variety of categories including sports, technology and community activism. For over 30 years, the EBONY Power 100 list has been curated by EBONY editors and staff on the basis of each honoree’s work, accomplishments and reach.

“EBONY’s Power 100 list highlights African-Americans who exemplify brilliance in the fields of entertainment, arts, business, and others,” says Linda Johnson Rice, CEO of EBONY Media Operations. “In addition to recognizing the EBONY Power 100 honorees, this is the inaugural year of the John H. Johnson Award, named after my father, the founder of EBONY magazine. 

Recipients of this award include businessman, investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Dia Simms, president of Combs Enterprises, and Bozoma Saint John, the chief brand officer of Uber, Gregory Jones, the chief diversity officer at United Airlines, Oprah Winfrey,  EBONY’s Entertainers of the Year include Dwayne Johnson, who is featured on the cover of EBONY’s December 2017/January 2018 EBONY Power 100 issue, and Dave Chappelle. 

See the complete EBONY Power 100 list at http://www.ebony.com/power100/list.

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