It’s Famous Friday!

2019-02-28T21:01:06+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Tracee Ellis Ross Tracee Ellis Ross is an amazing American actress, comedian, model, director, and television host. She is the daughter of Diana Ross, who is African American, and Robert Ellis Silberstein, who is White.  She is best known for her lead role as Joan Clayton in the comedy series Girlfriends (2000–2008) and Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish (2014–present). Growing up the daughter of famous parents gave her many opportunities that most would not have had. She began her career as a model in her teens and [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-10-25T20:58:37+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Yara Shahidi “My dream of dreams is to create some form of alternate curriculum that is inclusive of all people,” says Yara Shahidi. Yara Shahidi is an Iranian-African-American actress, model and activist. She is known for her starring role as Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish, and its spin-off series Grown-ish. Shahidi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to mother, Keri Salter Shahidi, who is African American and Choctaw heritage and to Iranian American father, Afshin Shahidi, a photographer. The family moved to California for Afshin's work when Yara was four. [...]

Famous Friday!

2017-12-01T05:29:15+00:00December 1st, 2017|

Famous Friday: Marcus Scribner You could say Marcus Scribner plays himself. The 17 year old actor who stars as Andre Johnson Jr. (Dre), the teenage son ABC’s comedy, Black-ish, has an awful lot in common with the character he plays. “They tell the exact stories that go down in our household,” Marcus told Teen Vogue magazine. “Every single week it feels like they have cameras in our house because we have the same conversations.” On the show and in real life, Marcus’s mom is multiracial and his dad, Troy, is black. [...]

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