PRESS RELEASE: American Legacy Network Corp Launches African-american Streaming Service

New Streaming Service Offers Access to Classic Black Films, Documentaries and Original Programming Celebrating Black History and Culture

 

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MOUNT VERNON, NY– Rodney J. Reynolds, Founder of American Legacy Network Corporation announced the launch of American Legacy Network (ALN), a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service showcasing African- American history and culture programming and original content for the whole family.

“We’re excited about the launch of American Legacy Network,” said Reynolds. “The streaming service is a natural transition in the evolution of our brand. ALN will fill the void with content designed to entertain, inspire, empower and educate the black community and will be a network that the entire family can enjoy.”

Subscribers will be able to watch well known classic Black films while discovering new and original content developed and produced by independent producers and filmmakers. American Legacy Network features documentaries, news-oriented programs and much more including original programs like Conversations with Greatness hosted by JP Reynolds, Black Treasure with Robin Myers and Say it Loud, a program geared to millennials. In the future, the network has plans to showcase historical scripted dramas.

The launch of American Legacy Network coincides with the dynamic growth of the American Legacy brand from its roots as a magazine to the expansion of the mobile truck exhibition, a curriculum guide, board game and other special events including the upcoming sport-centric mobile exhibition HBCU tour.

The web/mobile friendly version of American Legacy Network is now available at www.americanlegacynetwork.tv  for $3.99 per month. The company has plans to launch an app version that will be available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets, Apple TV, Amazon TV and Roku in November 2018.

For more information about American Legacy Network or to subscribe, visit the website today.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN LEGACY BRAND

Rodney J. Reynolds founded American Legacy Magazine in 1995 as a joint venture with Forbes Magazine.  Total readership of American Legacy was over 2 million when the print edition ceased publication in 2011. The mission of the American Legacy brand is to broaden and enhance the awareness of African-American history through the utilization of educational products, the internet, and broadcast media with the launch of the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, American Legacy Network (ALN) in August of 2018.  To subscribe to ALN, visit www.americanlegacynetwork.tvBlack History Made Every Day.

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AMERICAN LEGACY’S MOBILE TRUCK EXHIBITION MAKES A STOP IN THE WINDY CITY.

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American Legacy Magazine Founder, Rodney Reynolds, with Reverend Jesse Jackson whose Rainbow PUSH Coalition hosted the magazine’s mobile truck exhibition today in Chicago. Next stop…Louisville!

Toyota Signs On As Exclusive Sponsor For American Legacy’s Mobile Truck’s 10th Anniversary Tour

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – American Legacy founder, Rodney J. Reynolds announced today that Toyota has signed on as the exclusive sponsor for the 10th-anniversary tour of its mobile truck exhibit which kicks off its 11-city tour Powered by Toyota in Detroit (MI) beginning February 1st.

“We are certainly excited to reach this milestone with our mobile truck exhibit and extremely proud that Toyota committed to joining us as we bring our important history and culture to select neighborhoods across the country as we celebrate our rich and noble history,” said Reynolds.

Since February 2008, American Legacy’s mobile truck exhibit has visited various school districts, colleges & universities, churches and African-American festivals and events across the country providing audiences with a look at African-American history and achievement.

“Toyota is thrilled to partner with American Legacy and celebrates the great heritage of its mobile truck exhibit during a month when we salute and acknowledge the innovations, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans,” said Mia Phillips, national brand manager, Toyota Motor North America.

American Legacy’s month-long tour includes visits to:

·         Detroit, MI (February 1st)

·         Chicago, IL (February 3rd)

·         Louisville, KY (February 6th)

·         Memphis, TN (February 9th)

·         Dallas, TX (February  11th & 12th)

·         Houston, TX (February 14th)

·         New Orleans, LA (February 17th)

·         Atlanta, GA (February 19th)

·         Philadelphia, PA (February 23rd)

·         Newark, NJ (February 25th & 26th)

·         Cleveland, OH (February 28th)

The tour manager is MRA Experiential Tours and Equipment of Madison Heights, MI.

For information about the tour itself and stops, please visit http://www.americanlegacymag.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN LEGACY

American Legacy Magazine was founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Reynolds’ RJR Communications, Inc and Forbes Magazine.  Total readership of American Legacy was over 2 million when the print edition ceased publication in 2011. The mission of the American Legacy brand is to broaden and enhance the awareness of African-American history through the utilization of educational products,  the internet, and broadcast media with the launch of the American Legacy Network in 2019.  Visitwww.americanlegacymag.com (http://www.americanlegacyxl.com/) or American Legacy Network’s On Demand platform American LegacyXL at http://www.americanlegacyxl.com. Black History Made Every Day.

ABOUT TOYOTA

Toyota has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people to move more places.

ABOUT MRA

MRA mobile experiential is an industry leader in mobile exhibit and event marketing. It specializes in custom design, vehicle sales and leasing, as well as tour equipment and logistics management services for the experiential marketing and exhibiting needs of museums and many Fortune 1000 firms, working either directly or in association with leading agencies and exhibit builders worldwide. Visit www.goMRA.com and http://www.youtube/MRAmobiletours.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE


New York-based Filmmaker and Educator, Aiesha Turman, Teams With The Saartjie Project To Bring Feature Documentary, The Black Girl Project, To Washington, DC.


WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 13, 2010— After a successful New York premier, Brooklyn-based  filmmaker and educator, Aiesha Turman, is taking her documentary film, The Black Girl Project (www.blackgirlproject.com) on the road. Next stop, Washington, DC. Teaming with DC-based artist collective, The Saartjie Project (www.thesaartjieproject.org), the screening will take place on Saturday, September 25th at Affinity Lab (920 U Street, NW) beginning at 6:30 PM.

“It’s my hope to be able to reach as many Black girls and their allies as possible with this film and subsequent work,” says Aiesha Turman. “It’s vitally important that the lives of Black girls are valued just as much as the lives of their counterparts. It’s time that we, as a community-at-large, embrace and uplift our young women so that they can become the self-actualized individuals they deserve to be.”

Produced by Turman’s Super Hussy Media (www.superhussy.com), The Black Girl Project (BGP) focuses on one core question: “who are you? “That one question spawned another, then another and yet another, but the one initial question is at the heart of the film.

Hosted by Saartjie Project founder Jessica Solomon, The Black Girl Project event will begin with a screening of the film followed by an open discussion with the audience and a director “talk-back” with Ms. Turman.  Prior to the event, the public is invited to participate in a Twitter-based discussion with Aiesha (@blackgirlproj) and Ms. Solomon (@saartjieproject) on Wednesday, September 22nd at 9PM. The social media based event gives participants a chance to ask the filmmaker questions around some of the themes touched on in the film as well as allow audience members from the New York screening and those interested in viewing the film to share their thoughts as well. The hash tag for the event will be #blackgirlprojDC.

“As The Saartjie Project is currently developing a new performance piece that explores the liberation of black women we find Aiesha’s documentary timely and necessary,” said Jessica.  “We are excited to bring The Black Girl Project to DC and are looking forward to an evening of beauty, dialogue and transformation.”

This film, also the impetus for a non-profit (www.blackgirlproject.org) of the same name, seeks to portray black girls as the complex beings they are. Not just the two sides of the coin we see perpetuated in the media: saint or sinner. It also seeks to spark inter and intra-generational dialogue between black girls and women.  The film screening will also serve as a fundraiser for the Black Girl Project organization. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit http://theblackgirlproject.eventbrite.com/

ABOUT THE SAARTJIE PROJECT

Founded in 2008, The Saartjie Project is a Washington, DC-based artist collective producing and developing performance art through collaborative processes.  We are committed to working together consistently to develop a distinct body of work + practices reflective of who we are: black women poets, singers, performance artists, visual artists and dancers gathered to create dynamic art that explores the intersections of our experiences.

For more information, visit: www.thesaartijieproject.com.

ABOUT BLACK GIRL PROJECT

The Black Girl Project aims to address the challenges girls face in their daily lives, in addition to helping girls build a strong sense of self, develop healthy relationships and take care of their bodies and minds. Black women and girls are under siege within their own communities and society at large. Not only are they more likely to contract HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), they are at high risk for physical and sexual assault, and death from curable/manageable ailments such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. In addition, they are more likely to be living at or below the poverty line.

The Black Girl Project addresses the critical worldwide problem of low self-esteem, lack of education, poverty rates and issues specific to black adolescent and pre-adolescent girls regardless of ethnicity. The Black Girl Project is designed to foster positive self-esteem, critical thinking, leadership, academic achievement, community service and entrepreneurial skills among girls, ages 8 to 17, in the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe — wherever there are black girls in need.

This film, also the impetus for a non-profit of the same name, seeks to portray black girls as the complex beings they are. Not just the two sides of the coin we see perpetuated in the media: saint or sinner. It also seeks to spark inter and intra-generational dialogue between black girls and women.

For more information about the Black Girl Project, visit: www.blackgirlproject.org.

ABOUT SUPER HUSSY MEDIA

Super Hussy Media is independently owned, written, edited and designed by filmmaker and writer, Aiesha Turman. A strong believer in the empowerment of young women and girls, particularly those of color, Aiesha created Super Hussy as a means to explore black life as it related to the female gender across place, class, time and sexuality. The site focuses on projects that are intensely personal and through them, hopes to shed light on the contradictions, triumphs, perils and beauty that is black womanhood.

Utilizing traditional and emerging media as tools for investigation, Super Hussy Media engages in frank dialogue surrounding the issues of race, class, gender, spirituality and sexual orientation and the roles they play in the lives of black women and girls through the use of women and families, both historic and contemporary. By illuminating the hardships, struggles and complexities of black womanhood, Super Hussy Media seeks to change the paradigm through which black women are viewed and ultimately, how they view themselves.

For more information, visit: www.superhussy.com