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ICYMI: Yara Shahidi’s Essay on Hollywood Inclusivity and Activism is a Must Read

The incredibly brilliant and exceptionally gorgeous Yara Shahidi penned a paramount essay for i-D that is not only timely, but also of universal importance. Though young, the Black-ish star is a giant among today’s activists who selflessly and unwearyingly uses her voice to educate others as she expands her own knowledge. In this latest piece,…

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Yara Shahidi Receives College Recommendation From Michelle Obama

We are rooting for Black-Ish star, Yara Shahidi, who recently underwent the gruelling college application process. However, after receiving a recommendation letter from Michelle Obama, she’s definitely well on her way. Yara has proven to be wise beyond her years. She bravely speaks out on the political climate and has shown that she is dedicated to empowering women—a trait…

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Beyoncé enlists Yara Shahidi, Selah Marley and More For New Ivy Park Campaign

Handpicked by the Queen Bey herself, Black-ish actress/activist Yara Shahidi and model Selah Marley usher in Black History month with some Black Girl Magic. As the stars of Beyoncé’s latest Ivy Park campaign, these young beauties dazzle and empower girls from all over the globe all at the same time. “Sports are usually only geared towards…

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Black-Ish Spin-Off Starring Yara Shahidi is in the Works

An official spinoff of the ABC hit show Black-ish starring Yara Shahidi is in the works. Black-ish creator and executive producer Kenya Barris is in collaboration with former executive producer Larry Wilmore to introduce the pilot episode on Black-ish in the spring. The spin-off will follow Zoey Johnson, Yara Shahidi’s character, on her journey through…

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Watch ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi Deliver A Profound Speech on Race & Representation

At just 16 years young, Black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi is proving that she is indeed both an actress and quite the “budding humanitarian and activist” with a speech that has been collecting noteworthy buzz from her time at the Points of Light Conference, where she received an award for philanthropy. In the speech, Shahidi used her…

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You Can Now Preorder Jenifer Lewis’ Memoir

Hollywood’s favorite mom and everyone’s favorite auntie in their head is about to have us torn between our TVs and her memoir. Jenifer Lewis‘ (most recently splitting our sides as Black-ish‘s Ruby Johnson) fittingly-titled book The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir is now available for preorder via Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It is widely…

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Chloe x Halle Set to Join the Cast of ‘Grown-ish’

#BlackGirlMagic is the gift that keeps on giving. The highly-anticipated Grown-ish starring the dazzling Yara Shahidi is set to add two of our favorite up and coming starlets to the cast. The Kenya Barris series is now home to the talented siblings, Chloe x Halle. According to Deadline, the sister-duo will play recurring roles as…

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is Here to Take a Slice of the American Pie

July 31 is #BlackWomensEqualPay Day: it represents the # of days into 2017 a black woman must work 2 earn same pay a white man made in 2016. pic.twitter.com/9yZnjsOR7o — Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) July 31, 2017 It’s no secret that Black women make significantly less than our white male counterparts and July 31 hails as…

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Tina and Richard Lawson Host Star-Studded Wearable Art Gala

Hosted by founders Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, the inaugural Wearable Art Gala brought together some of our most bright and beautiful celebs for such an amazing cause. Gathering at California’s African-American Museum in Los Angeles, the two among many enjoyed  a night full of art, music, dance and Mrs. Tina’s homemade Gumbo in celebration of the…

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Talented Duo Chloe X Halle to Star in Ivy Park’s Spring/Summer Campaign

My friend put me on to Chloe x Halle a few years ago, when YouTube covers were at its height. (People who put you on to new music are important, FYI.) I knew then, that it was only a matter of time before the rising starlets made it to the big leagues. A couple of covers and…

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These Black Actresses Dazzle The January Issue of Kode Magazine For #GenerationNoir

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black history month, Kode Magazine celebrated it’s 10th issue by debuting their #GenerationNoir which features six young, black actresses who ooze magic and who are dominating the game. The magazine’s own Ricky Bennick interviewed Disney star Zendaya Coleman, Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham; Empire’s Serayah, Blackish star Yara…

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Essence Magazine Introduces #BlackGirlMagic Class of ’16

Essence Magazine continues to honor Black women that have and will continue to be pioneers in their new Black History Month issue set to hit stands January 8th. Sprinkled with #BlackGirlMagic, the cover features fearless women who have captivated us throughout their various industries, including Chi-Raq’s “scene stealer” Teyonah Parris, Black-ish’s rising star Yara Shahidi and…

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