The Ebony Power 150

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SINCE 1963, EBONY'S presentation of the "100+ Most Influential Black Americans" has been one of the most anticipated and most talked-about features in the magazine. It has been a Who's Who In Black America, highlighting those who have the capacity to influence a substantial segment of the Black population.

Over the years, the faces have changed, ideas have changed and the concept of influence itself has changed. And, today, the list is now changing with the times.

Now called "The EBONY Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America," we have expanded the annual compilation to reflect the power and the broad impact that African-Americans have on our society.

The list has also been reorganized to highlight those from politics, business, education, entertainment, public service and religion.

And this year, we are looking ahead to "The New Power," those from the next generation who will be running America in a few years. We also are reaching out to you online, asking for your favorites at www.ebonyjet.com.

So sit back and enjoy one of the most accurate collections of leadership, power and influence in Black America.

POLITICS & LAW

U.S. Rep. SANFORD BISHOP JR. (Ca.)

U.S. Rep. CORRINE BROWN (Fla.)

U.S. Rep. G.K. BUTTERFIELD (N.C.)

U.S. Rep. JULIA CARSON (Ind.)

DONNA CHRISTIAN.CHRISTENSEN Congressional Delegate (Virgin Islands)

U.S. Rep. WILLIAM CLAY JR. (Mo.)

U.S. Rep. YVETTE CLARKE (N.Y.)

U.S. Rep. EMANUEL CLEAVER II (Mo.)

U.S. Rep. JAMES E. CLYBURN (S.C.)

U.S. Rep. JOHN CONYERS JR. (Mich.)

U.S. Rep. ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS (Md.)

U.S. Rep. ARTUR DAVIS (Ala.)

U.S. Rep. DANNY K. DAVIS (Ill.)

U.S. Rep. KEITH ELLISON (Minn.)

U.S. Rep. CHAKA FATTAH (Pa.)

U.S. Rep. AL GREEN (Texas)

U.S. Rep. ALCEE HASTINGS (Fla.) ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON Congressional Delegate (Washington, D.C.)

U.S. Rep. JESSE L. JACKSON JR.(Ill.)

U.S. Rep. SHEILA JACKSON-LEE (Texas)

U.S. Rep. WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON (La.)

U.S. Rep. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON (Texas)

U.S. Rep. HANK JOHNSON (Go..)

U.S. Rep. STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES (Ohio)

U.S. Rep. CAROLYN CHEEKS KILPATRICK (Mich.)

U.S. Rep. BARBARA LEE (Calif.)

U.S. Rep. JOHN LEWIS (Ga.)

U.S. Rep. KENDRICK MEEK (Fla.)

U.S. Rep. GREGORY MEEKS (N.Y.)

U.S. Rep. JUANITA MILLENDER-McDONALD (Calif.)

U.S. Rep. GWEN MOORE (Wis.)

U.S. Sen. BARACK OBAMA (Ill.)

U.S. Rep. MAJOR R. OWENS (N.Y.)

U.S. Rep. DONALD M. PAYNE (N.J.)

U.S. Rep. CHARLES RANGEL (N.Y.)

U.S. Rep. BOBBY RUSH (Ill.)

U.S. Rep. DAVID SCOTT (Ga.)

U.S. Rep. ROBERT C. (BOBBY) SCOTT (Va.)

U.S. Rep. BENNIE G. THOMPSON (Miss.)

U.S. Rep. EDOLPHUS TOWNS (N.Y.)

U.S. Rep. MAXINE WATERS (Calif.)

U.S. Rep. DIANE E. WATSON (Calif.)

U.S. Rep. MELVIN L. WATT (N.C.)

U.S. Rep. ALBERT R. WYNN (Md.)

U.S. Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE

DEVAL PATRICK, Governor of Massachusetts

EMIL JONES, President, Illinois Senate

CORY BOOKER, Mayor of Newark, N.J.

ADRIAN FENTY, Mayor of Washington, D.C.

SHIRLEY FRANKLIN, Mayor of Atlanta

WILLIE W. HERENTON, Mayor of Memphis

KWAME KILPATRICK, Mayor of Detroit

C. RAY NAGIN, Mayor of New Orleans

L. DOUGLAS WILDER, Mayor of Richmond, Va.

KAMALA HARRIS, San Francisco District Attorney

BILLY MARTIN, defense lawyer, Washington, D.C.

TED WELLS, defense lawyer, New York City

DONNA BRAZILE, political strategist

MINYON MOORE, political advisor to Hillary Clinton

GREG MOORE, executive director, NAACP Voter Fund

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, N. …