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Yara Shahidi at 2017 BET Awards

Yara Sayeh Shahidi born February 10, 2000 is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Zoey on the sitcom Black-ish.

Shahidi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to a mother, Keri Salter Shahidi, of African-American and Choctaw descent, and an Iranian-American father, Afshin Shahidi, a photographer. The family moved to California for Afshin's work, when Yara was 4. She is the older sister of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi, and they have a younger brother, Ehsan. The rapper Nas is their cousin.Keri Shahidi said the name Yara translates to "someone who is close to your heart" in Persian.

On June 6, 2017, Shahidi announced she will attend Harvard University.


Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh My!

Mammad Trump Takes a Bow!

Loyal Wives of Little Dictators

King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan visited the White House yesterday. As is customary in the Middle East, men sat while women stood in full attention!

Who Wore it Better!

In the Line of Duty

Morgan Freeman Celebrates Ashura - Shawshank Redemption!

Central London grinds to a halt as thousands of Muslims celebrate holy day – and even Morgan Freeman joined in

Trump's Naked Statue in 5 US Cities

Abbas Shirmohammadi - Official Panoramic Photographer of the Democratic Convention

Abbas Shirmohammadi, a Washington-based photographer known for his panoramic images, was born in Yazd, Iran. He moved to the U.S. in 1978 and founded Panoramic Visions Photography in 1985. He's been involved in creating images of every presidential inaugural since Ronald Reagan. He also has covered political conventions and other large events around the U.S. and the world.

Photography is a family tradition. Shirmohammadi is a fourth generation photographer. In addition to panoramas and political events, he has done portraits, including Nelson Mandela and Hillary Clinton); architectural; and aerial photos.

For more information and some examples of Shirmohammadi's work, see his web site at

Muhammad Ali's Last Pictures