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Yara Shahidi Is Officially Off To College…Ish

Yara Shahidi is officially off to collegeYara Shahidi’s “Black-ish” character is headed off to college and a new network. On Friday it was announced that the actress’ spin-off show, “College-ish,” was picked up for a full season on Freeform.

“Our goal at Freeform is to celebrate the power, possibility, and inclusivity of youth culture through our shows,” the Freeform EVP of Programming and Development stated after the announcement was made. The 13-episode season will feature a familiar face with Deon Cole reprising his “Black-ish” role along with new characters for the series.

“College-ish” will premiere in early 2018.

(Photo credit: Blackish Instagram account)


Zendaya’s Activism Lands Her Among ESSENCE Magazine’s “Woke 100″

Zendaya Makes It Into The Woke 100 For Essence featureZendaya’s woke status has landed her among a who’s who of the nation’s leading black women. Essence Magazine has released the full line-up for it’s “Woke 100,” a list of 100 black women making changes in politics, arts and culture.

Zendaya joins prominent leaders like U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, Senator Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michele Obama. She’s also joined by a couple of her contemporaries–including one of her best friends.

Yara Shahidi is on the list, as well. Yara stars in “Blackish” and she’s Zendaya’s pick as a contender for one of the 2017 Glamour Woman of the Year awards. Willow Smith is there, too. Willow has been picking her shots in music and fashion. Maybe she could get a gig with Zendaya’s clothing line?

See why Zendaya, Yara and Willow were all picked by Essence below.

(Photo credit: Zendaya Instagram account)

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With A Little Help From Michelle Obama, Yara Shahidi Got Into Every College She Applied To

With A Little Help From Michelle Obama's Recommendation Letter, Yara Shahidi Got Into Every School She Applied To featureYara Shahidi sat down with Seventeen to discuss her whirlwind career over the last few years. In between beauty tips about her flawless skin, Yara revealed that she’s gotten her college acceptance letters–all of them. Apparently, a starring role on a network sitcom, some props from the First Lady and being an inspiration to young women everywhere means every college wants you.

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Bella Thorne Scores A Magazine Cover For Wonderland

Bella Thorne Scores A Magazine Cover For Wonderland featureBella Thorne shared some exciting news via Twitter on Friday. The outspoken actress shared a look at her cover for the Spring 2017 issue of Wonderland Magazine. Showing off her deep blue hair and a Tommy Hilfiger jacket, Bella looks windswept in the cover photo.

Bella shares cover duties for the publication’s latest edition with a motley crew of other young celebs. Skateboarding enthusiasts might prefer Brooklyn Beckham’s edition. Others might want to see Zendaya’s bestie Yara Shahidi grace the cover. Fans of “Game of Thrones” might try to get their hands on the cover featuring Sophie Turner’s co-star Maisie Williams. And if that isn’t enough, Kristen Stewart’s girlfriend Stella Maxwell sizzles on her cover.

Check out the covers from Bella and more of the newest crop of Wonderland cover stars below.

(Photo credits: Bella Thorne and Wonderland Instagram accounts)

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Normani Kordei Honors Black Women In Music At Essence’s Grammy Party

The 2017 Essence Black Women in Music Event in HollywoodNormani Kordei did some party-hopping on Thursday night. The Fifth Harmony singer made an appearance at both Billboard’s Power 100 event and Essence Magazine’s pre-Grammy celebration.

This singer attended the Essence event honoring black women who made waves in the music industry this past year. Held at at The NeueHouse Hollywood, Normani was seen at the party with “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi and Serayeh, all of whom hit the red carpet before the night’s festivities.

See Normani’s look and more photos from the celebration below.

(Photo credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES)

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Zendaya Is Already Planning For Next Year’s Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards

Zendaya Is Already Planning For The Next Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards featureZendaya was just honored as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. She attended the awards ceremony alongside fellow honorees like Ashley Graham and celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Keke Palmer and Demi Lovato. After the festivities on Monday night, actress Yara Shahidi, who presented Zendaya with the award, tweeted a pic of them together with high praise for Zendaya.

“Honored to present #WOTY award to my big sis Zendaya,” Yara  wrote on Twitter. Yara, who stars in “Black-ish,” also gave a shoutout to Glamour and its Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive. Cindi then tweeted back to Yara that she’ll have to take her turn receiving one of Glamour’s awards next time.

Zendaya saw the exchange and offered to complete the role reversal. She volunteered to present Yara with her Woman of the Year trophy when the day comes.

Check out the tweets from Yara, Cindi and Zendaya below.

(Photo credits: Yara Shahidi, Zendaya and Cindi Leive Twitter accounts; Yara Shahidi Instagram account)

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