Thursday, November 8, 2012

EBONY Celebrates Inaugural Power 100 Gala

Philanthropist and Black Girls Rock Founder Beverly Bond, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson among honorees

NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, November 2, 2012, EBONY celebrated its first Power 100 Gala, spotlighting African-Americans who personify “power” in all its manifestations—strength, focus, commitment and determination—those who innovate, elevate and shape the world in new and different ways.

Held at the Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, the event featured special performances by a selection of the cast from Broadway’s hit musical “Fela,” The Black Monks of Mississippi, a collaboration of soul musicians and singers, the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir, classical violinist Brendon Elliott and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop/neo soul band The Roots.

EBONY Power 100 honorees in attendance included Rep. John Lewis, Founder of Black Girls Rock Beverly Bond, and Brenda A. and Larry D. Thompson.  Also in attendance were Linda Johnson Rice, Desiree Rogers, EBONY Editor in Chief Amy DuBois Barnett and JET Editor in Chief Mitzi Miller along with a host of celebrities, luminaries and community leaders.

EBONY Power 100 Gala sponsors included presenting sponsor Nationwide Insurance and sponsors Georgia-Pacific, Chevrolet, Loop Capital, Hennessy and United Airlines, the official airline partner of the EBONY Power 100.

The 2012 Power 100 list will appear in the December/January issue of EBONY on newsstands Friday, November 9.

Photo caption:  Rep. John Lewis, Beverly Bond and husband BAZAAR ROYALE.

Photo courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company

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