Showing 5 results for:

Yara Shahidi

by Topic

All results

It's Official: Yara Shahidi Is Now A Harvard University Graduate

Yara Shahidi has crossed the finish line. According to People, the Grown-ish and Black-ish star has officially graduated from Harvard University. While we are excited for her, it was also hard for Shahidi to contain her excitement, even creating a series of posts leading up to the big day on Instagram. “Celebrating ALL week! T MINUS DAY AWAY FROM GRADUATION,” she said in one post.  

Samantha Dorisca

May 27, 2022

These Celebrities Went Back To School To Earn Their Degree After They Became Famous

When Megan Thee Stallion announced she was going back to school, fans of the Hip-Hop superstar were shocked at the announcement. After all, what would be the need for her to go back to school when her career on the charts was in full swing? But, as AfroTech previously reported, that’s exactly what she’s doing. She’s attending Texas Southern University as of this writing and plans to finish her degree in healthcare administration. Additionally, she’s making it easier for other Black women to go to school to pursue their dreams: in addition to making a huge donation toward a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University (LIU), she’s opening up her own healthcare facility for recent graduates to work at, as well. “Come and get your experience over here,” Megan told Glamour. “Generations taking care of generations, making people feel like they are still at home, still with their families.” But Megan Thee...

Yara Shahidi Partners With Dell To Inspire The Next Generation Of Changemakers Through Tech

Yara Shahidi is one of the leading voices of today’s generation, and her latest partnership is further affirmation of her influence. Today, Dell Technologies announced a multi-year partnership with the actress, entrepreneur and advocate to “inspire Gen-Z to use technology to drive their passions,” according to a press release provided to AfroTech. Shahidi will be working alongside Dell XPS to highlight how the brand’s laptops are a force for storytellers, visionaries and creatives like herself to bring their imagination to life. “ Technology has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I t’s something that touches nearly every aspect of our lives and has the power to make meaningful impact,” said Shahidi in a press release. “My work with Dell XPS is incredibly special to me because we are mobilizing my generation to use technology to make space for their unique stories and voices . ” Shahidi is the definition of a changemaker. And with her avid social activism and Dell...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 6, 2021

Yara Shahidi Dipped The Emmys Early To Make Class At Harvard University

Yara Shahidi has the amount of discipline that we all should aspire to have! When it comes to work-life balance, the 21-year-old actress has life totally figured out as she admits to dipping out on Sunday’s Emmys early to attend classes at Harvard University. “I do fly out tonight to make it to class in time,” shared the “Grown-ish” actress in an interview with ET. “The lovely people at The Academy really helped me out because I was like, ‘Guys, I have a hard out to make this flight.” That’s right, Shahidi put in a special request to present earlier in the ceremony in order to make her flight in time. She presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to Brett Goldstein for “Ted Lasso” during the ceremony, which was hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Yara (يارا) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) Not only did she have to adhere to her duty to present during the awards ceremony, but the young actress was happy to be on the...

Shanique Yates

Sep 22, 2021

Yara Shahidi Teases Upcoming adidas Collab That Honors Her Heritage

“Grown-ish” actress Yara Shahidi is making some grown moves of her own with her latest brand collaboration. The young Hollywood star has unveiled her newest partnership with adidas to curate a five-piece collection as an ode to her Black and Iranian roots, Harper’s Bazaar reports. “My first instinct was how do we honor the past in a way that also pays homage to the future,” Shahidi tells the outlet. “The one thing that I wanted people to take away was even though a lot of these details are specific to my own growing up and the things that impacted me, the entire campaign is about how we re-create our heritage. I’m constantly figuring out what it means to me to be Black and Iranian—it’s ever changing.” She also shared the news of her collaboration in an Instagram post captioned, “Y’all knew this was coming ? #collab.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) According to Harper’s Bazaar, the multi-hyphenate creative and mogul in the making...

Njera Perkins

May 12, 2021