Last night, Ebony Magazine held it's annual Power 100 Gala in Los Angeles, CA.
EBONY magazine (celebrating its 73rd Anniversary this year) unveiled its prestigious annual EBONY Power 100 List for 2018.
Honorees are recognized each year at the EBONY Power 100 Gala are heroes from the African-American community on this year’s list who shaped the news over the last 12 months in the world of sports, entertainment, politics and community activism.
Those included the #MeToo founder, Tarana Burke, Stacey Abrams, the first Black Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee (honored in The Disruptors category); Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee and the first Black candidate for governor of Florida (honored in Disruptors category); Keisha Lance Bottoms, the second Black female mayor of Atlanta (honored in the Women Up category); and London Breed, the first Black female LGBT mayor of San Francisco (also honored in the Women Up category).
Also Rosalind Brewer was recognized in the Women Up category as the first African-American woman to the hold the position as Group President and Chief Operating Officer at Starbucks. Stacey D. Stewart, President, March of Dimes, was recognized in the Disruptors category as the first African-American female president to lead the charitable organization. Barack and Michelle Obama lead the Entertainment & Arts category, with a focus on Mrs. Obama’s book tour for her new memoir, Becoming.
Here are some pics from the celebrity guests who attended. Cari Champion (above), Neyo, Eva Marcelle (ATL Housewives), Saweetie, Cynthia Bailey (Atlanta Housewives), Yolanda Adams, Chris Tucker, Adienne Baillion (The Real) and husband Israel Houghton, David Oyelowo, and Kat Graham.