The 2018 EBONY Power 100 gala took place last night, Nov. 30, at the beautiful Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The list, which the storied brand introduced to the masses in 1971, was created to celebrate the achievements of influential Black leaders within a variety of fields. The STOP author Dwayne Bryant was honored with an award during the star-studded affair sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, United Airlines, Lexus, Motown and Tanqueray.
Host Chris Tucker hilariously kept the energy up all night as EBONY recognized 100 honorees from eight categories: Community Crusaders, Disruptors, Entertainment & Arts, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, MVPs, Power Players and the coveted Women Up category.
Former BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee was honored as the inaugural recipient of the EBONY Power 100 Chairman’s Award. Motown Records received the EBONY Icon Award. Motown’s JAMESDAVIS blessed the stage while guests enjoyed dinner and signature cocktails from Tanqueray.