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Latest 18 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

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Discussing Black Joy with Yara Shahidi

Your Political Playlist

On this week’s special episode, Emily is handing over the reins to Michele Jawando to host a Juneteenth special with Yara Shahidi. As a 21-year-old actress and activist, Yara has spent the better part of her life as an outspoken advocate. From feminist in STEM to voter engagement to Black representation, she has garnered respect from Hollywood legends to political greats. Together, Michele and Yara unpack what it means to be a Black woman in 2021 and how Black Joy is essential to survival. Your Political Playlist connects you with diverse and unfiltered conversations with inspiring women who are making waves in politics. Host, Emily Tisch Sussman brings her decades of experience at the progressive forefront to her thoughtful conversations with women at the seat of power and activism. Every week, Emily sits down to talk about new policy ideas and what women want to see from the Biden-Harris administration. Building on the activism from previous seasons Emily is continuing to bring changemakers to the table to show listeners how they can have an impact in politics. Be a part of the conversation by following us on Instagram @YourPoliticalPlaylist.

14mins

18 Jun 2021

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Episode 01 - Yara Shahidi

7 Tracks

In the inaugural episode of '7 Tracks', Actress, Producer & Change Agent Yara Shahidi joins host Jacques Morel to talk about  growing up listening to Mary J. Blige, how Kimbra's 2010 song, "Settle Down" soundtracks her love for ice cream and why Baby Keem & Flo Milli are next up. Interview recorded in August 2020.

44mins

13 Apr 2021

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Episode 16 : Yara Shahidi : Unplugged : Voice for Her_ish Generation

Let's Talk with YuTsai

Yara Shahidi began modeling and acting early, and made a name for herself in the shows Black-ish and spinoff Grown-ish. She continues to pursue her career while studying at Harvard. Yara is a powerful voice for advocacy of feminism and her initiative to encourage young voters. We talk about our first meeting and discuss celebrating diversity, culture, and women’s issues in the media.

33mins

1 Mar 2021

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Grownish Season 3 Episode 9 Episode Recap “ Public Service Announcement” Ft. Yara Shahidi & Saweetie

Ameenha Lee

Hello legendaries, I review S3X9 of Grown-ish. Grown-ish is about a young girl, Zoey, who has to face new obstacles at college. Instead of leaving on her parents, she has to face her own trials and tribulations. In S3X9, Zoey deals with feelings from her ex-boyfriend, Aaron. On the other hand, Zoey uncovers a secret that’ll change her dating life. Next, Jazz and Doug are having problems with their one year break. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ameenha/support

8mins

22 Jan 2021

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Mistakes Are The Ultimate Brainstorming Moment (ft. Yara Shahidi)

Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

Reshma sits down with activist and actor Yara Shahidi, who stars in series Black-ish and Grown-ish, to discuss the importance of civic engagement, being open to challenging your understanding of the world, and why taking care of yourself is vital for having the strength to change the world. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Yara on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3ej2plb Follow Yara on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3kR2TBF --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message

30mins

3 Nov 2020

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Moon Knight casting, Yara Shahidi casted as Tinker Bell, Black Widow future

The Super late Show

On this episode Dion, Maya and Jim discuss Moon Knight casting rumors. Yara Shahidi's Tinker-bell casting, as well as the future of Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth's new movie and Mark Wahlberg's possible landing role in the MCU and more.  Stay for the post credits scene and whatever you do, don't fall asleep. www.inclubmagazine.com  @thesuperlateshow_  Dion @d.ringgold  Jim @Theactivegeek  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dion-ringgold5/support

43mins

13 Oct 2020

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Vibe Check #43: Yara Shahidi on the Systemic Attack on Voting and How to Stay Civically Engaged

Vibe Check

Yara Shahidi is legit one of the most intelligent beings on the planet. The 20-year-old actor, activist, and incredibly astute speaker (just listen to this episode as proof) stays civically engaged with her organization Eighteen x 18, which encourages young people to vote, and has famously interviewed former first lady Michelle Obama for Teen Vogue, among many other accomplishments.On this episode, she talks about making Hollywood a more inclusive place via her production company 7th Sun, which just signed a deal with ABC Studios to produce shows. While we’ve seen great strides in diverse casts and inclusive storytelling, there’s certainly so much further to go. She also talks about the importance of this election, how people who can’t vote can affect change, and how high the stakes are in 2020.

26mins

18 Aug 2020

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Vibe Check #43: Yara Shahidi on the Systemic Attack on Voting and How to Stay Civically Engaged

Highsnobiety Podcasts

Yara Shahidi is legit one of the most intelligent beings on the planet. The 20-year-old actor, activist, and incredibly astute speaker (just listen to this episode as proof) stays civically engaged with her organization Eighteen x 18, which encourages young people to vote, and has famously interviewed former first lady Michelle Obama for Teen Vogue, among many other accomplishments.On this episode, she talks about making Hollywood a more inclusive place via her production company 7th Sun, which just signed a deal with ABC Studios to produce shows. While we’ve seen great strides in diverse casts and inclusive storytelling, there’s certainly so much further to go. She also talks about the importance of this election, how people who can’t vote can affect change, and how high the stakes are in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

18 Aug 2020

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How Did Yara Shahidi Get James Baldwin's Signature?

The Tight Rope

Episode SummaryIn this episode of The Tight Rope, our hosts are joined by Dr. Cornel West’s very own student at Harvard, award-winning actress, producer, and change agent Yara Shahidi of Grown-ish fame. Learn about Yara’s passion for storytelling, her new production company 7th Sun that she launched with her mother, as well as her Black Iranian heritage. Yara reads and discusses her favorite passage from James Baldwin. The episode ends with a fascinating Office Hours discussion on John Lewis, his life, legacy, and politics. Join the rich dialogue that brings together joy and justice with Yara Shahidi, Dr. Cornel West, and Professor Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope.   Cornel WestDr. Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. A prominent democratic intellectual, social critic, and political activist, West also serves as Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. West has authored 20 books and edited 13. Most known for Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, West appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span, and Democracy Now. West has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films, including Examined Life, and is the creator of three spoken word albums including Never Forget. West brings his focus on the role of race, gender, and class in American society to The Tight Rope podcast.  Tricia RoseProfessor Tricia Rose is Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She also holds the Chancellor’s Professorship of Africana Studies and serves as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives. A graduate of Yale (B.A.) and Brown University (Ph.D), Rose authored Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994), Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk about Sexuality and Intimacy (2003), and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters (2008). She also sits on the Boards of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Color of Change, and Black Girls Rock, Inc. Focusing on issues relating to race in America, mass media, structural inequality, popular culture, gender and sexuality and art and social justice, Rose engages widely in scholarly and popular audience settings, and now also on The Tight Rope podcast.   Yara ShahidiYara Shahidi is a 20-year-old actress and producer, most known for her role as Zoey Johnson in Black-ish and Grown-ish. Among numerous nominations and awards, she was a 2020 NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Grown-ish) and 2019 Teen Choice Award nominee for Choice Summer Movie Actress (The Sun Is Also a Star). Yara is a vocal activist and champion for social justice. Her newly launched production company, 7th Sun, recently signed with ABC to “develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable.” The aim of 7th Sun is to focus on stories from underrepresented communities and their histories, heritages, cultures, and joys. Yara is the youngest producer to work on network television, and she is also involved with Girls for Gender Equity and the Third Wave Fund.  Insight from this episode:Strategies on creating spaces of joy and sanity in the present moment of crises and pandemics. Behind-the-scenes look at Yara’s life as a student at Harvard and growing up in Hollywood in the context of Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movement. Reflections on Yara’s connections to both Prince and the Obamas and their role in shaping her and her family. Selections and analysis of James Baldwin’s “The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity.”An honest look at Black freedom fighter and neoliberal politician John Lewis, and productive myth-making, Black violence, and the seduction of politics.  Quotes from the show:“We have to come to terms with catastrophe,

1hr 2mins

13 Aug 2020

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"Grown-ish" Star Yara Shahidi Goes Over Season Three Of The Hit Freeform Series

BUILD Series

"Grown-ish" is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active daughter — as she takes on college. BUILD hosted Shahidi to have a conversation about the Freeform series' third season.

34mins

15 Jan 2020

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