‘The Preachers’ E. Dewey Smith, Jamal Bryant, John Gray, and Orrick Quick Honored For Talk Show at 2016 EBONY Power 100 Gala

(Right to left: Producer Aaron Long, Orrick Quick, Jamal Bryant, Casting Director Todd Doram, E. Dewey Smith, John Gray, Casting Director Quintin Strack)
(Right to left: Producer Aaron Long, Orrick Quick, Jamal Bryant, Casting Director Todd Doram, E. Dewey Smith, John Gray, Casting Director Quintin Strack)

On a night of beauty, talent, genius and culture, honorees joined EBONY in Los Angeles during a celebration of achievement, leadership and Blackness!


It was a star-studded night! The room was mixed with all nationalities with one common denominator in mind to celebrate the accomplishments of some of America’s best in the African American Community!

CEO of Joy105 Crystal Smith with her Hollywood bothers! Producer Aaron Long, Casting Directors Quintin Strack and Aaron Long
CEO of Joy105 Crystal Smith with her Hollywood bothers! Producer Aaron Long, Casting Directors Quintin Strack and Aaron Long

It was an honor to see 4 black preachers respected in a positive light! Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jamal Bryant, John Gray and Orrick Quick represented!

Special congratulations to the Host of The Preachers!
Special congratulations to the Host of ‘The Preachers’!
Actress and Legend Awardee Cicely Tyson (right) with Fashion-er Extraordinaire B. Michael
Actress and Legend Awardee Cicely Tyson (right) with Fashion-er Extraordinaire B. Michael

Ebony Magazine spared nothing in saluting these Power 100. The audience was graced with the presence of the living legend Cicely Tyson. There are just no words to describe the elegance and class of this woman!

Wendell Pierce
Wendell Pierce

Black brilliance, creativity, and genius filled a packed room at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles Thursday night during the 2016 EBONY Power 100 Gala. Hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer, the annual celebration honored remarkable individuals who have not only blazed a trail as power players in their respective fields spanning across community and corporate leadership, technology, innovation, media, philanthropy and the arts, but have been standout personalities representing the African-American community in general.

Actress LisaRaye McCoy
Actress LisaRaye McCoy

R&B super-group Earth, Wind & Fire and beloved award-winning actress Cicely Tyson were honored with EBONY Lifetime Achievement Awards at the event, while legendary songwriter, producer and performer Nile Rodgers was presented with the Icon Award. This in addition to Ava DuVernay, John Legend, Simone Biles and Nas gracing this year’s Power 100 issue covers as strong examples of 2016’s most valuable players. They were part of a list of dozens of examples of Black Excellence recognized each year by EBONY.

Power 100 Honoree Pastor John Gray and wife Aventer Gray
Power 100 Honoree Pastor John Gray and wife Aventer Gray
Queen Sugar actor Dondre Whitfield
Queen Sugar actor Dondre Whitfield
Music Producer Jimmy Jam (right) and Bella Harris
Music Producer Jimmy Jam (right) and Bella Harris
Ebony Power 100 Honoree Dr. E. Dewey Smith and wife Andrea Smith
Ebony Power 100 Honoree Dr. E. Dewey Smith and wife Andrea Smith
Cedric The Entertainer
Cedric The Entertainer
Music Executive Matthew Knowles (right) and wife Gina Knowles
Music Executive Matthew Knowles (right) and wife Gina Knowles
Model and actress Nicole Murphy
Model and actress Nicole Murphy
Musician Kelly Rowland
Musician Kelly Rowland
Ebony Power 100 Honoree and Kandi Burruss
Ebony Power 100 Honoree and Kandi Burruss
The Co-Hosts of 'The Preachers' with Tim Storey
The Co-Hosts of ‘The Preachers’ with Tim Storey
Mrs. Andrea Smith (wife of Ebony Power 100 Honoree Dr. E. Dewey Smith) with Skai Jackson
Mrs. Andrea Smith (wife of Ebony Power 100 Honoree Dr. E. Dewey Smith) with Skai Jackson
Ebony Power 100 Honoree Jamal Bryant and Musician Tweet
Ebony Power 100 Honoree Jamal Bryant and Musician Tweet
Actress Regina King
Actress Regina King

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SOURCE: Joy105 – Sebrina Bush

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