Honoree Paulette Brown, president, American Bar Association
Georgia-Pacific joined EBONY
magazine to celebrate the achievements of African-American leaders from across the nation at the EBONY Power 100
gala. Held in November at the historic Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, the night paid tribute to some of the nation’s most influential African-Americans, including honorees Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Michael Strahan, Derek Jeter, LeBron James and many more.
“We’re so proud to support the 2014 EBONY Power 100 Awards and join in celebrating African-American achievement and innovation,” said Curley M. Dossman Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and chairman of 100 Black Men of America. “Our partnership with EBONY aligns well with GP’s support of diversity and innovation driven by entrepreneurship, and we congratulate all of the 2014 honorees.”
The Power 100 program recognizes excellence, service and commitment to the African-American community. The third annual event brought together more than 500 esteemed leaders from a wide range of industries: business, entertainment, media, medicine, religion, sports and more.
“EBONY was proud to honor the 100 most influential African-Americans in the country during 2014. Their achievements were noteworthy and the November 19th gala provided the ideal platform to engage others including our sponsor partners to celebrate each of them and their impact,” said Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, chief operating officer for EBONY.
For 2014, Georgia-Pacific sponsored the Power 100 “Innovator” category, which honored entertainer Kevin Hart, TV producer Shonda Rhimes, music producer/singer Pharrell Williams and NFL running back and wide receiver Kain Colter.
Considered one of entertainment’s most innovative pioneers, music legend Quincy Jones took home the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a composer, record producer, artist, conductor, film producer and entertainment executive. Some of music’s biggest names turned out to pay tribute to Jones, including Chaka Khan, LL Cool J, Patti Austin, James Ingram and jazz musician Terence Blanchard.
To learn more and see the complete list of Power 100 honorees, visit EBONY.com.