Quencie Interviews Yara Shahidi of ABC's Black-ish

I interviewed Yara Shahidi who plays 14-year-old Zoey Johnson on ABC's Black-ish at the NAACP Nominees' Luncheon. Yara also co-hosted the event with her Black-ish co-star, Marcus Scribner.   I have loved this adorable actor since she made her theatrical debut in 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures' Imagine That, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category. In December 2014 she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of 'Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy'. And In 2016 she signed to model with New York’s Women Management modeling agency, in hopes of providing a platform to see more women of color in diverse roles. I applaud her parents for raising such a woke girl. She is black girl magic and an excellent role model for young girls. 

Check out how Yara had me cracking up talking about how Jenifer Lewis is a constant source of comedy with her ad libs and the improving of half of her lines. Watch below.

Quencie Interviews Marcus Scribner of ABC's Black-ish

I interviewed Marcus Scribner of ABC's "Black-ish" at the NAACP nominations luncheon which he also co-hosted.  He was a great choice to co-host because Marcus knows about awards.  He has garnered an NAACP Image Award for the Black-ish and has been honored with the prestigious "Peabody Award," and "Emmy" nominations.

What I love about this kid actor is that when he is on his hiatus from the show, Marcus can be found traveling the globe doing humanitarian work. The Beaches Resorts and Sandals Foundation just named him their first Youth Ambassador.  He has visited several islands in the Caribbean helping to bring a higher education to children. He is also the Chief Youth Innovator for Reserve Protection Agency in South Africa who help to protect Africa's beautiful animals.  He is also an honor student  that is working diligently towards his dream of attending one of the great Pac-12 Universities. Stanford and UCLA being his top choice. Watch my conversation with Marcus below.