Marsai Martin understands her power — and she’s wielding it oh so brilliantly. Now 16, the youngest executive producer ever (and co-founder of Genius Productions) is furthering her commitment to telling diverse stories, especially for and about Black girls in her generation, with a new Disney Channel pilot for her original comedy series Saturdays.Read more
#TBT: Blerd Visionary
Marcus Scribner reps hard for the blerd scene — on screen and off. But he knows it’s through the characters he plays that he’s able to squash stereotypes for the masses. And that’s what he’s most proud of.Read more
Behind-the-Scenes of Marsai Martin’s Sesi Cover Shoot
Like the ‘fro she rocks in her movie Little, Marsai Martin’s goals are big and unshakeable. In our summer 2019 issue (our 4th-annual Natural Hair Love issue, btw), she talks hair, Hollywood, and having hella goals. Take a look behind-the-scenes of her photo shoot and subscribe now to get your copy!Read more
WATCH: The First Look at Grown-ish is Finally Here!
We’ve legit been hype for grown-ish since word broke earlier this year that a black-ish spinoff would really be a thing. And a couple days ago, our Instagram timelines were blessed with the first trailer (see below). Premiering as a special one-hour episode on January 3, 2018 at 8 p.m., this Freeform show will follow […]Read more
The “Black-ish” Spin-Off Finally has a Title!
By Andréa Butler UPDATE: Today (August 2), it was announced that the black-ish spinoff will no longer be called college-ish. It’s new title: grown-ish, which, when you think about it, makes more sense with the -ish part because what really is “college-ish” about really and truly being in actual college? “grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing […]Read more
Yara Shahidi Speaks Out on Her Own Post-Election Feels
By Andréa Butler Yara Shahidi has been woke. At just 16 years old, she’s already made a name for herself not only as an actress on the hit show Black-ish but also as an ardent activist. We’ve watched her rep at the DNC, speak on panels about diversity, and use her social media platforms to […]Read more
The 7 Best Moments From Black-ish’s Most Woke Episode Yet
Bringing to a close what’s turned out to be the most lit Black History Month in a long time, the February 24 episode of Black-ish showed us again just how woke and unapologetically Black that cast and crew is. (If you missed it, watch it now, and then come back here and discuss). Called “Hope,” […]Read more
Black-ish Continues to #StayWoke with Upcoming Episode on Police Brutality
From jump, Black-ish has been #woke — always bringing it when it comes to tackling the issues we face on the daily. From what it’s like to be the only Black person in the room to the different ways the effects of slavery are still felt today to how it feels when your Blackness is […]Read more
Guess Who’s Joining the Cast of Black-ish This Season!
Ya girl, Zendaya. Zoey + @Zendaya = double trouble 😜 https://t.co/eAuByHOzBi — Yara shahidi (@RealYaraShahidi) August 24, 2015 According to People, which first broke the news, the K.C. Undercover star landed a guest role as Resheida, new friend of Zoey (played by our winter 2014 cover girl, Yara Shahidi). Word on the street is, Zendaya’s […]Read more