Black-ish Star Yara Shahidi Is Headed to Harvard

Yara Shahidi, one of the stars of Black-ish, has revealed that she will be repping Crimson: She announced on social media that she will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2018.

Shahidi, who plays Zoey on the show, posted a photo of herself rocking a crimson Harvard hoodie, captioned with a quote by the ever-relevant James Baldwin, accompanied by the hashtag #CrimsonPride.

“The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated,” the Baldwin quote reads.


The brilliant star revealed earlier this year that she got into every college she applied to.

She also acknowledged asking first lady Michelle Obama to write her a letter of recommendation, which Auntie Shelly happily did.

“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi said at the time.


And even as real-life college is on her horizon, Shahidi will continue acting in the Black-ish spin-off College-ish, which will center on Zoey’s college life and the struggles that entails.


Basically, #BlackGirlMagic exudes from whatever Shahidi does. We wish her all the best as she continues to grow and be awesome!

News Editor at The Root, animation nerd, soca junkie, yogi

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Where are my keys?

Yasss girl! YAAASSSSS!

What a privilege to watch her grow into such an incredible young woman.

Zoey’s Different World is gone be fun.