FOX SOUL, the Black community’s premiere free streaming platform serving unapologetically black, consumable by all entertainment 365 days a year, is partnering with The For Us By Us Network, the leading provider of quality content around topics, people, and trends related to hip-hop culture and lifestyle, to distribute a slate of new, original shows with two set to premiere this Fall: “Chopping It Up With Oakley” starring basketball legend Charles Oakley beginning October 7 at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST and “Getting Back to Bri” featuring Briana Camille (premiere date forthcoming).
FOX SOUL and The For Us By Us Network plan to unveil additional programming in the future.
“FOX SOUL and The For Us By Us Network have a shared vision to entertain, educate and inspire voices of the black community, consumable by all,”
said FOX SOUL’s Head of Programming, James DuBose. “We look forward to working with the For Us by Us team and bringing quality content to audiences as we continue to champion and grow the FOX SOUL platform.”
The For Us by Us Network was co-founded by J. Alexander Martin, Roberto Rush Evans and Terence Greene with a vision to expand quality content in the video programming space. Martin, CEO of the Network, is also the co-founder and executive vice president of the FUBU clothing brand, and with his business acumen, passion, and diverse portfolio of ventures he has secured VOD deals for the For Us By Us Network with Verizon and Comcast. Rush, a successful producer having worked at several major companies, including the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Monami Ent, and Saturday Night Live Broadway Video, sought to bring the same production value with positive story narratives to the Network. Green, who serves as head of sports for the Network, spent years in the sports world negotiating deals with some of today’s star athletes including Charles Oakley.
“Our new partnership with FOX SOUL enables us to continue to produce high-quality original programming while expanding our outreach to a broader audience,”
said The For Us by Us Network Co-founder J. Alexander Martin
“Our mission is to highlight unique personalities and their authentic stories within our community which perfectly aligns with FOX SOUL’s vision. We look forward to working with FOX SOUL to continue to create, inspire, educate and uplift new voices to the digital space.”
“Chopping it up with Oakley”
Meet Charles Oakley, basketball legend. You’ve seen Charles Oakley on the court, now see him in the kitchen cooking for his celebrity friends over great topics. Oakley is very passionate about cooking with his unique style, not your traditional cook! Oakley can make any meal in 15 minutes and without any measurements, he will blow your mind with great dishes and even better conversations! Everything from entertainment, sports, and politics.
“Getting Back to Bri”
Meet Briana Camille, the mother of Rick Ross’ three children – “Getting back to Bri” will bring you up close and personal and give you access behind the red velvet rope, this real-life mom can juggle it all and still deal with the drama that comes with VIP access! Briana is dealing with a high-profile child support settlement that’s public, also dealing with a child who has a disability…..she’s dealing with a lot at once, also fighting a battle with postpartum.
ABOUT FOX SOUL
FOX SOUL is the Black community’s premiere free streaming platform serving UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK, CONSUMABLE BY ALL entertainment around the clock to 44+ million viewers. With over 1,300 hours of live and interactive programming annually, we are home to some of the most iconic faces and voices of our culture: Cocktails with Queens hosted by Claudia Jordan, the award-winning FOX SOUL’s Black Report, the black filmmaker showcase known as FOX SOUL’s Screening Room hosted by Vivica A. Fox, Get Into It with Tami Roman, Worth a Conversation with Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins, The Book of Sean hosted by Dr. Sean McMillan, The Tammi Mac Late Show, and more. We share YOUR voice and YOUR Truth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ABOUT THE FOR US BY US NETWORK
Co-founded by J. Alexander Martin, Roberto Rush Evans, and Terence Greene, The For Us By Us Network was formed with a vision to develop quality content around topics, people, and trends related to hip hop culture and lifestyle. Martin is the CEO of the Network and is also known for co-founding FUBU along with Daymond John. With a passion for television, Martin secured important VOD deals with Verizon and Comcast for The For Us By Us Network. Rush, already a successful producer having worked at several major companies including the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Monami Ent, Saturday Night Live Broadway Video, and more, sought to bring the same production value with positive story narratives to a digital audience. Greene spent years in the sports world negotiating deals with some of today’s star athletes, including Charles Oakley, and is the head of sports at the Network.
The For Us By Us Network will release an entire slate of culturally relevant programming including reality, scripted, documentaries, and films through the ForUsByUs.com platform. In addition, the network unveiled The For Us By Us Reality Short – a new format shooting 2 – 5 minute episode’s for each short, allowing the company to produce a unique personality or ensemble personalities showcasing their true stories and over the top live’s.