November 12th, 2019 3:10 PM

Yara Shahidi, was recently named a 2019 Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine. | Wikipedia

By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

These are heady times for Wednesday Journal contributor Kwame Salter, whose 19-year-old granddaughter, Yara Shahidi, was recently named a 2019 Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine. Shahidi was among roughly a dozen other women who received the honor — from novelist Margaret Atwood and actress Charlize Theron to climate activist Greta Thunberg and soccer star (and Trump annoyer) Megan Rapinoe. 

Since 2014, Shahidi has starred as Zoey Johnson in the ABC sitcom Black-ish, and last year she began starring in the show's spinoff series, Grown-ish, which follows Zoey's transition into adulthood. 

Shahidi started appearing in TV commercials and print advertising when she was 6, so glamour isn't new to the starlet. Oh, and the rapper Nas ("I woke up early on my born day, I'm 20 it's a blsessin' / The essence of adolescence leaves my body now I'm fresh"), is the Grown-ish star's cousin. 

Now that's poetic. 

Michael Romain  


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