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Yara Shahidi & Francia Raisa Step Out for NAACP Image Awards 2019

Yara Shahidi & Francia Raisa Step Out for NAACP Image Awards 2019

Yara Shahidi is joined by Francia Raisa as they step out for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday (March 30) at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The grown-ish ladies were joined at the event by their co-stars Trevor Jackson, Chloe Bailey, and Halle Bailey.

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Yara was also joined at the awards show by her black-ish co-stars including Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, and Marcus Scribner.

Other stars at the event included Laura Harrier, Storm Reid, Logan Browning, and This Is Us cast members Faithe Herman, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, and Parker Bates.

FYI: Yara is wearing a Balmain dress and Brian Atwood pumps. Laura is wearing a Pyer Moss dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Logan is wearing a Michael Kors dress, Casadei shoes, and jewelry by Noudar and Yvan Tufenkjian. Halle is wearing Sergio Hudson with AUrate earrings. Chloe is wearing Sergio Hudson. Storm is wearing a Georges Chakra dress, Tamara Mellon shoes, and Anita Ko jewelry. Francia is wearing a Rubin Singer dress.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show… More Here! »

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Yara Shahidi Reflects on Growing Up With Multiple Identities

Yara Shahidi Reflects on Growing Up With Multiple Identities

Yara Shahidi flashes a radiant smile in her new cover shoot for Porter magazine, available worldwide on April 5!

Here’s what the Grown‑ish star had to say to the outlet:

On politics after Oprah Winfrey said in a Q&A that she hoped to be around when Yara becomes President of the United States: “I realized pretty early on that all my interests come just from a general investment in human beings. And so that makes it really easy because everything feels very connected in a way that I’m really grateful for – the ability to have my day job as an actor, while also connect deeply with the work that I want to do in terms of voting, registration and civil engagement for my generation.”

On being nominated as the voice of a generation: “A defining mark has been this desire to be undefined and to have some autonomy over self in terms of saying, ‘This is how I identify. And I should have the right to live freely.’ Even just looking at my friendship groups, I see the spectrum of sexuality, gender identity, immigration status, college status and being the first person in the family to go to college, all those things. I feel like there’s a variation now in a way that’s really lovely, but in a way that you can’t deny. And as that expands with our generation, there will come a very natural point at which you can look at the world and say, ‘That’s why I believe all these other people deserve similar rights.’”

On growing up with – and her experiences of having – multiple identities: “It’s a unique perspective, being black and Iranian, and coming from two persecuted peoples. On one side of my family is the list of people who can’t enter the US from certain countries [referring to President Trump’s so-called Muslim ban], and on the other side are those who are familiar with what it’s like being black in America.”

For more from Yara, visit Net-A-Porter.com or PorterSubscription.com.

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Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton Return To NYC For 'Sun Is Also a Star' Re-Shoots

Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton Return To NYC For 'Sun Is Also a Star' Re-Shoots

Yara Shahidi adds some cool color to the tips of her hair while re-shooting a scene for her movie, The Sun is Also A Star, in New York City over the weekend.

The 19-year-old actress rocked some bright orange pants and was joined by co-star Charles Melton for the re-shoots.

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The movie, based on Nicola Yoon’s book, follows two teens who fall in love during one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. But the fate that brought them together also threatens to tear them apart as Natasha faces her family’s impending deportation.

The Sun Is Also A Star is set to hit theaters on May 17th.

Check out the trailer on JJJ HERE!

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Yara Shahidi Celebrates Barbie's Annivesary with Singer H.E.R.

Yara Shahidi Celebrates Barbie's Annivesary with Singer H.E.R.

It’s the 60th anniversary of Barbie and Yara Shahidi is in full celebration mode!

The 19-year-old Grown-ish actress hosted an anniversary party with singer H.E.R. on Friday night (March 8) at 505 Broadway in New York City.

Earlier that day, Yara‘s Barbie doll was unveiled as part of International Women’s Day. 20 role models from around the world were turned into dolls for the special day.

“It’s really surreal just because this was never within my realm of possibility. I never thought, ‘Oh yeah, one day I’ll have my own doll’ or anything like that,” Yara said (via ET Canada). “It really amplifies and reaffirms this idea that we can excel in whatever field.”

Also at the party was The Act actress AnnaSophia Robb. H.E.R. was seen meeting up with the event’s 12-year-old DJs Amira & Kayla, who spun for part of the night.

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Yara Shahidi Rings in Barbie's 60th Anniversary at the Empire State Building!

Yara Shahidi Rings in Barbie's 60th Anniversary at the Empire State Building!

Yara Shahidi strikes a fun pose while honoring Barbie’s 60th Anniversary and International Women’s Day at The Empire State Building!

The Grown‑ish star stepped out for the event held on Friday (March 8) in New York City.

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She wore a fuzzy white sweater, polka-dot white and green pants, white pumps, a tiny bow in her hair, and gold hoop earrings.

Yara has recently been named a Barbie role model, receiving a one-of-a-kind doll made to look like her, for pushing boundaries and inspiring the next generation of girls.

“What today represents, at least for me and for my peers globally, is that quite honestly, not even the sky is the limit,” Yara said during her speech (via her Instagram Stories). “I believe it is crucial to not only myself, but young girls everywhere, to understand they have the support of people, of corporations, of movements here to help them achieve their dreams.”

FYI: Yara is wearing a Marc Jacobs outfit and shoes with Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings.

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