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At Just 18-Years-Old, Marsai Martin Is Making Moves — 'I Do Have Investment Properties Kind Of Everywhere'

When you’re as successful as Marsai Martin has been from an early age, it’s only right to have a team with your best interest at heart surrounding you.

Nov 23, 2022

Marsai Martin Teams Up With Hollister's Creative Incubator To Provide Funding To Teen Fashion Designers

At only 17-years-old, Marsai Martin has already accomplished so much. As previously reported by AfroTech, she made history after launching her production company Genius Productions — making her the youngest Black executive producer ever. In addition to leading her company, she’s also the head boss over at Mari By Marsai — her nail line. Even with all of the endeavors on her plate, Martin is committed to supporting others as the Gen Z role model is uplifting fellow teens, according to PEOPLE.

Jul 13, 2022

11 Things to Know About Marsai Martin, The Youngest Black Executive Producer in History

Marsai Martin is one of the brightest stars in Hollywood and the definition of young Black excellence. Born in 2004, she’s quickly made a name for herself in Hollywood and presents herself as a role model for young Black girls around the world. The young actress and producer has accomplished so much since her breakout role in “Black-ish,” describing the time right now as “surreal,” according to Good Morning America . Let’s get to know her more with the fun facts below. Editorial note: This article was initially published in 2019 and updated to reflect the most recent information. Her real name isn’t Marsai Martin. “Marsai” is actually her middle name. Her given name is Caila Marsai Martin. Marsai Martin made her first national commercial appearance at 5-years-old. Photo Credit: Screenshot via YouTube Before starring in ABC’s “Black-ish,” the young actress got her first start in the entertainment industry by nabbing a national commercial with Meineke. She made her big-screen debut at...

Jun 8, 2022

How NFTs Have Impacted The Lives Of These Artists Who Were A Part Of LIFEWTR's Black Art Rising Campaign

Black creatives push the culture forward, period. Premium bottled water brand LIFEWTR has remained committed to serving as a source of inspiration and hydration through its latest initiative alongside actress and creative Marsai Martin. Martin will serve as the Creative Curator of Black Art Rising, where she will contribute, collaborate with, and spotlight some of the best in the game when it comes to Black content creators in the newly formed LIFEWTR TikTok medium. Courtesy of Life Water “Having grown up in the entertainment industry and being a creative myself, I’ve seen the lack of resources and representation within the Black content creator community,” said Martin in an official statement. “That’s why I’m excited to partner with LIFEWTR and their Black Art Rising campaign. Being able to create opportunities that spotlight and celebrate Black digital creators who are pushing the culture forward is something I will always support.” Continuing the digital content leg of the...

Mar 4, 2022

16-Year-Old Marsai Martin Launches Digital Series To Educate Her Generation On Financial Literacy

Young people are more curious than ever about how to achieve financial freedom. Thanks to Marsai Martin’s new digital venture, she’s helping kids her age learn everything they need to know about money management. The Hollywood actress announced that she’s teamed up with Verizon Media’s Gen Z platform, In The Know, to launch “Money With Marsai Martin” — a video finance series hosting honest and candid conversations about financial wellness for young people. From the importance of setting financial goals early on to the benefits of having a side hustle, Martin is using her platform to spread her knowledge of wealth. “Becoming financially independent has been such an important part of my journey both personally and professionally, so I’m excited to partner with In The Know to share what I’ve learned from my experiences with people my own age,” Martin said in a statement. “As one of the most successful and entrepreneurial generations in history, it’s important for us to prioritize...

Jul 29, 2021

Marsai Martin's New Campaign Advocates Free School Meals For K-12 Students

Marsai Martin firmly believes that all students should have access to free lunch, and her new initiative is striving to achieve that. The young actress has partnered with the Urban School Food Alliance and Student Voice for a national campaign that outlines the need to help feed students, according to The Root . Today, I’m excited to launch the #SchoolLunchForAll campaign. We've created a petition that'll make sure all K-12 students have access to free school meals, without the threat of debt + humiliation. 1: Sign here ➡️ 2: Follow @EndLunchDebt 3: Share! — Marsai Martin (@marsaimartin) July 9, 2020 Alongside these nutrition leaders, Martin is making sure that students aren’t denied access to lunch and preventing families from going into debt due to outstanding unpaid fees. The campaign, School Lunch for All — led by The Soze Agency and Galaxy Gives — wants to “ensure that school meals are provided, free of charge, to every K-12...

Jul 10, 2020