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Blackish star Yara Shahidi is a High School Graduate heading to Harvard



Empowering teen and star of hit TV show Blackish, Yara Shahidi, just graduated from high school.

The mixed race beauty took to her Instagram to share a personal message acknowledging her success as well as her struggles as both a junior and senior in high school.

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One large supportive family, like minded peers, three seasons of a comedy, 1 1/2 years of no heat on my hair, many life changing books, quite a few lessons learned from @afshineee and @chocolatemommyluv , many great adventures, a handful of all-nighters finishing essays, getting frustrated while doing derivatives, falling in love with James Baldwin, (more breakdowns than I'd like to admit), followed by even more growth, a daunting college process, a few panic attacks, with even more blissful moments, a spin off, and a final APUSH project later…. I'm here ⚡️Thank you to everyone who's created the beautiful memories/opportunities/and adventures that've gotten me to this moment ⚡️

A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

The young star who is set to attend Harvard next year, with a college recommendation letter from the former first lady of the United States,
Michelle Obama, couldn’t be more enthusiastic about her future both as a movie star and a college student.

Congratulations Yara!

Photo Credit: Instagram/@Yarashahidi


  1. Ec

    June 8, 2017 at 10:07 am

    well done!

  2. purplegirl

    June 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    CHOI!!! congrats girl!!

  3. **Porsche**

    June 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    “The mixed race beauty….”? It sounds a tad cringy… Why not just – the beauty…?

  4. Atukpa!

    June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Very Cringy!!!….

  5. Truth

    June 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Really Bella naija, must you point out that she is mixed race? what does that have to do with her accomplishment? Smh! you guys keep reinforcing racial differentiation for no reason at all. In the future get better wirters. congrats yara!!

  6. obi

    June 9, 2017 at 2:33 am

    You people get angry over the most irrelevant things. Tufiakwa.
    – Congrats Yara.

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