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EBONY magazine pays homage to the top 100 African-Americans doing big things in the past year. Come inside to see Jesse Williams, Harry Belafonte and Zendaya cover the new issue and more.

EBONY magazine celebrates its 70th anniversary with a dynamic cover for the December/January issue. The powerful cover urges its readers to “Stand For Something” starring legendary actor/social activist Harry Belafonte standing between socially conscious YBF celebs, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams and Disney starlet Zendaya, symbolizing a passing of the baton of Black power and pride to generations of entertainers to come.

Inside, the magazine pays homage to the outstanding achievements of African-American influencers with the unveiling of the 2015 Power 100 List.

Some making the list, include NBA player and literacy advocate Russell Westbrook, the casts of “Empire” and “Power,” singer/activist Janelle Monae, actresses Regina King, Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, hair-care entrepreneur Miko Branch, minister at the front lines in Ferguson, Rev. Traci Blackmon and many more. These achievers have had noteworthy accomplishments over the past year, representing a variety of fields, including politics, business, education, media, religion, music and more.

EBONY’s editor-in-chief Kierna Mayo had this to say about the passionate cover and issue:

“It is truly an honor to celebrate the tremendous talents and accomplishments of the honorees on this year’s Power 100 list. From the #BlackLivesMatter movement to technology disruptors to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, all of the selected individuals have made an undeniable impact. They represent outstanding examples of greatness, and provide hope and inspiration for the next generation.”

To honor those who made the Power 100 list, EBONY will be hosting it’s Power 100, 70th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, December 2nd at The Beverly Hilton in L.A. The soiree will feature a ’70s inspired theme as a celebration of Black pride and it will be hosted by TV personality Arsenio Hall. Nice!

Check out the full Power 100 List here.

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