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Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi Got Michelle Obama To Write Her College Recommendation Letter

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.13.2017 | Black Voices

Yara Shahidi admits that her college application process has been a bit “surreal,” thanks to Michelle Obama. During an interview W magazine publi...

Tracee Ellis Ross Praises 17-Year-Old Yara Shahidi In Heartfelt Letter

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.06.2017 | Black Voices

The love that Tracee Ellis Ross shares with her TV daughter and “Black-ish” co-star Yara Shahidi is endearing. Which is why Ross was the perfect p...

The Essence Women In Hollywood Event Was Full Of Black Girl Magic

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.24.2017 | Black Voices

Essence magazine held its 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday night, where four black women were honored for thei...

12 Black Kids Who Rocked The World in 2016

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.16.2016 | Black Voices

2016 has been a terrible year, but the actions of young people have made it just a little bit brighter. This year, kids impacted how we look at busine...

John Lewis, Yara Shahidi Praise The Power Of Young Black Activists

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices

Congressman John Lewis earned national recognition as a black, teenage activist who has long inspired many in his fight for civil rights, including 16...

Yara Shahidi Delivers Powerful Speech On Combatting Hollywood Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

“Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi isn’t one to keep her views on race to herself. The 16-year-old actress has consistently used her voice to speak o...

This Convo Between Yara Shahidi And Her Mom Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that "Black-ish" star Yara Shahidi gets it from her mama, Keri Shahidi. Not only are they both actresses, but they're both authentica...

Why Being 'Woke' In Hollywood Is So Important To Yara Shahidi

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices

Yara Shahidi's self-awareness has helped her black girl magic shine brighter than ever in 2016. The 16-year-old actress has landed Essence magazine's ...

'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi On Being A Positive Role Model For Teens

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Black Voices

It's typical for actress Yara Shahidi to feel panicked before she addresses a large crowd. Not this time. To the 16-year-old's surprise, she felt exci...

See Why All The Stars Are Dyeing Their Hair Purple

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.19.2016 | Style

The purple hair trend is still going strong. After finding tons of inspiration on Pinterest, now we have even more encouragement to color our locks pu...

'Black-Ish' Star Yara Shahidi On Why TV Needs Better Representations Of Minority Families

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.06.2017 | Black Voices

For a 15-year-old, actress Yara Shahidi has some pretty mature views on diversity in entertainment. Shahidi stars as eldest daughter Zoey on ABC's "Bl...