Ebony has released its 29th annual Power 100 list and the honorees include some familiar faces who've gone above and beyond in their fields, including Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, LeBron James, Gabrielle Union and Shonda Rhimes. Music icon, magazine founder and entrepreneur Quincy Jones is set to receive the Ebony Achievement Award. The Power 100 list recognizes African-Americans who've changed the game in their industries and made a lasting impact across business, medicine, sports, entertainment, media, religion and more.
"The Ebony team is very excited to recognize the accomplishments of the honorees on this year's Power 100 list," said Mitzi Miller, editor-in-chief of Ebony. "From grassroots to the corporate boardrooms, all of the selected individuals have made a significant impact on both African-American and American cultures. They are truly an inspiration to keep striving."
In addition to including this year's Power 100 list, Ebony's December issue will discuss the topic of race relations in America with opinions on why it still matters and online videos of interviews with leaders like Melissa Harris-Perry, Dr. Cornel West and Rev. Al Sharpton.
"Normally, our December issue is dedicated to the biggest achievers of the year," Miller said. "However, throughout 2014, the issue of race has been an ongoing conversation. Ebony is taking it a step further and encouraging results-driven conversations on the issues."
A gala celebration for the honorees will take place in Los Angeles on November 19. For the entire list of honorees, click here.
Click here to enter the Beyond the Lights sweepstakes and win an all-expense paid trip to Black Girls Rock!
BET.com always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.
Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
(Photos from left: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET, Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Monica Schipper/Getty Images for G-Star)
TRENDING IN STYLE
For the past 10 years, Yusef has been dictating all of the beauty trends we emulate via his most famous client, none other than Rihanna. He started out his career as a performer, but he ended up behind the scenes. In Hairstory, he details his rise in the industry from aspiring singer to creative directing the hair for Fenty x Puma.