Tag: Young Leaders

Yara Shahidi Empowers a Generation of Activists

Shahidi entered the cultural lexicon at 14, playing Zoey Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish, but she cemented her position there offscreen, by speaking out on issues of social justice. The first word used to describe her is as often activist as actress, and no less an eminence than Oprah Winfrey has said she hopes she is still alive when Shahidi becomes president, because…