President-elect Barack Obama waves to the crowd after his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008.
For the second year in a row, President Obama is included on Ebony Magazine's "Power 150" list of influential African-Americans.
The list, in its 46th year, celebrates black trailblazers in fields such as business, science, technology, education and politics.
What constitutes a trailblazer? According to bossip.com:
In the past year, did the individual transcend his or her position and exhibit widespread national influence?
In the past year, did the individual affect in a decisive and positive way the lives, thinking and actions of large segments of the African-American population, either by his or her position in a key group, or by his or her personal reach and influence?
The list is part of what Ebony executives call the magazine's "reinvigorated voice," which will cover a "wider variety of viewpoints and perspectives with a distinctive point of view," the Chicago Sun-Times explained.
The move is part of a "multi-phase reorganization" that hopes to keep the company from going under, NBC Chicago reported earlier this year.
The company is seeking out buyers and investors, and earlier this summer, mortgaged its Michigan Avenue headquarters.