Ebony Magazine hosted the star-studded EBONY Power 100 gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on November 4 to celebrate the honorees on its annual EBONY Power 100 list. The list salutes the achievements of influential African-Americans in the country and, this year, honored the legendary founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Power 100 List honoree/entertainer Nick Cannon, emceed the event which also honored President Obama (Power Broker of the Year), actress Kerry Washington, NBA superstar/entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, actor Michael B. Jordan, film director Lee Daniels, chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Roblé Ali and activists Harry Belafonte and Marian Wright Edelman among others.
The Motown-themed evening, presented by Nationwide Insurance, included a special performance and tribute by The Jacksons and American rock/jazz pianist ELEW with a menu designed by James Beard Award-winning chef/author Marcus Samuelsson (owner of Red Rooster Harlem in NYC). Hot, local DJ KISS played throughout the evening and at the after-party along with Cannon.
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