Ebony magazine is celebrating its 75th anniversary by honoring the 100 most powerful African Americans.
Travis Scott, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Jada Pinkett Smith are among the stars who will be honored at a special ceremony on October 23 in Los Angeles.
Smith, her daughter Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, will receive the Entertainer of the Year Award. MC Lyte will be presented with the Trailblazer Award, and 18-year-old actress Storm Reid from the films 12 Years a Slave and A Wrinkle in Time will be presented with the Rising Star Award.
In the Music Impact category, the honorees are: Scott, Beatz, Timbaland, Anderson .Paak, Big Freedia, Erica Campbell, Derrick “D- Nice” Jones, Lil Baby, Questlove and Rapsody, plus executives Joi Brown and Jeanine McLean-Williams.
Andra Day, Regé-Jean Page, Anthony Mackie, Tessa Thompson, John David Washington, MJ Rodriquez and Tony Award-winning director Liesl Tommy were recognized in the Entertainment Powerhouse category.
The NextGen list includes Chloe x Halle, Nia DaCosta and Amanda Gorman.
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