Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Ebony has released it’s Ebony Power 100 List, and The host of The Preachers, (E Dewey Smith, Jamal Bryant, John Gray, and Orrick Quick), and Christian movie exec, DeVon Franklin have made the list.
The Obama era has run its course. The president and first lady, who are now the archetype for all American power couples, will vacate the White House before this issue leaves newsstands. Their departure underscores the continued need to showcase real Black power and to push for more access for our peers. Power creates parity, which manifests sweeping changes for Black people across our nation, and the world. That won’t be an easy feat, but the president’s first inaugural address provides us guidance:
“Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those that prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk takers, the doers, the makers of things … who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”
Pastor E Dewy Smith said of the honor, “I am honored to be recognized as a leader in the Black community. Join me in the celebration of Ebony Power 100 on ebony.com”
The Ebony Power 100 Gala will be held next month in Hollywood.
Read more in the Dec.-Jan. 2016-17 issue of EBONY Magazine when it hits newsstands!