Marsai Martin joins Erin Simon, Storymodebae in Cxmmunity Essence Fest showcase

Erin Ashley Simon continues her quest for the biggest achievement to date of her career: to showcase the popularity of video games with Black people and increase the number of Black faces in the industry. Simon’s career kicked off over a decade ago as an accomplished journalist primarily covering music and sports. Over the past […]

Disney green-lights full season of series from Marsai Martin

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“Black-ish” might be coming to an end but Marsai Martin’s career behind the scenes is just beginning as she’s already prepared to move on. The Disney Channel has just agreed to a season order to Martin’s executive produced comedy “Saturdays” through her Genius Entertainment production company about a young Black girl and her competitive roller-skating […]

Marsai Martin launches digital financial series for teens (video)

Hollywood upstart Marsai Martin has partnered with Verizon Media’s Gen Z video platform In The Know to launch her new financial series “Money With Marsai Martin.” In this six-part series, the “Black-ish” star hosts candid conversations on financial wellness, from the importance of setting financial goals at an early age to the benefits of maintaining […]

Marsai Martin reveals how her new show ‘Saturdays’ tackles sickle cell anemia

“Black-ish” star Marsai Martin announced in March that her new series, “Saturdays,” was picked up by The Disney Channel. Martin is executive producer of the comedy through her Genius Entertainment production company, which is about a young Black girl and her competitive roller-skating crew. Danielle Jalade has been cast in the lead role as “Paris,” […]

Marsai Martin to star in new scripted podcast series ‘Free to Fall’

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“Black-ish” star Marsai Martin is entering the podcast arena and will lead the scripted series “Free to Fall.” According to Deadline, Martin will star in and is executive producing the upcoming audio series along with production company Scripty. Martin voices 16-year-old Rory Vaughn, who after her acceptance into an elite boarding school, uncovers a powerful […]

‘Black-ish’ star Marsai Martin inks another big deal

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“Black-ish” star Marsai Martin is making power moves behind the camera and has secured a home for her new series “Saturdays.”  The Disney Channel has ordered a pilot for Martin’s executive produced comedy through her Genius Entertainment production company about a young Black girl and her competitive roller-skating crew. Danielle Jalade has been cast in […]

Marsai Martin and Jemele Hill to host Black ABC news series ‘Soul of a Nation’

Jemele Hill and Marsai Martin will be guest hosts on ABC’s new six-episode news series showcasing Black life in America called “Soul of a Nation.” Topics discussed will include spirituality, Black joy and activism in sports, as well as the death of George Floyd. The episodes will feature reporting from ABC News anchors and correspondents […]

‘Black-ish’ stars Marsai Martin and Miles Brown discuss growing up on, off TV

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For seven seasons, Marsai Martin and Miles Brown have grown up before our eyes as Diane and Jack, the youngest members of the Johnson family on the hit ABC comedy “Black-ish.” Today, young adulthood is fully within their sights. During an interview with rolling out, the accomplished young actors discuss how their personal growth and […]

Marsai Martin to be honored by Spelman College alumnae

Marsai Martin will be honored by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College even though college is still a few years away for the teenage actress and producer. The alumnae association’s Los Angeles chapter will recognize Martin at its annual Sisters’ Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA. Joining […]

Tracee Ellis Ross and her ‘Girlfriends’ reunite on the small screen

Your favorite “Girlfriends” are back. Tracee Ellis Ross rallied her gang back together for a very special surprise. The cast of the popular 2000s TV show “Girlfriends” was brought together by Ross for a new episode of ABC’s “Black-ish.” On Thursday, Sept. 13, Ross,  who played successful lawyer Joan Clayton on the show, took to […]

Janelle Monáe and Marsai Martin discover they have a connection

Janelle Monáe and Marsai Martin have a special connection they are are just finding out about. Both stars are native to a small town in Kansas City, Kansas. After Martin’s family told her they were related, she was anxious to meet the Hidden Figures star. Martin and Monáe formally introduced themselves during a 2019 Golden Globes […]

Marsai Martin raves about Janelle Monáe’s unique style

Marsai Martin celebrates Janelle Monáe for her bona fide style and daring looks. The “Screwed” singer has been a “big inspiration” for the 15-year-old actress. Speaking to InStyle magazine, Marsai said: “I admire so many things about Monáe. She’s so true to herself with everything that she puts on. “And she can also pull off […]

Marsai Martin making big moves as executive producer of ‘Little’

What happens when the adult you transforms into a younger you and your entire world turns upside down? That’s what you get when you mix the cast of Little starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae and 14-year-old executive producer Marsai Martin. Rolling out caught up with Martin on the red carpet at the recent Atlanta premiere, where she […]

Hilarious trailer released for the Will Packer film ‘Little’

If you’re looking for a movie producer who knows how to navigate through the often treacherous waters of Hollywood and ensure a “No. 1 at the box office” weekend release, Will Packer is your guy. Packer is the driving force behind films like Think Like a Man, Ride Along and everybody’s favorite, Girls Trip, which propelled the […]