‘Am I Black Enough?’

Am I Black Enough?, a documentary exploring “the nuances of cultural identity within the Black community” and “what it means to ‘be Black’,” debuts Monday, February 12, on over-the-air channel Bounce TV’s subscription streaming service Brown Sugar.

Described as Brown Sugar’s first “exclusive original,” Am I Black Enough? explores the topic with Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Anderson, Wayne Brady, Yara Shahidi, Taye Diggs, Sheryl Underwood, Charlamagne Tha God, Misty Copeland, Boris Kodjoe and others.

The documentary is produced and hosted by journalist Ed Gordon, who has a weekly Saturday news magazine show on Bounce TV.

Brown Sugar, with the “baddest African-American movies of all-time,” presents programming uncut and commercial free. The service offers a free seven-day trial, after which you will be billed $3.99 a month.

You can stream Brown Sugar on Amazon Kindle/Fire and on Android and Apple devices, or watch online at BrownSugar.com.

You can also see Am I Black Enough? free on Bounce TV, Saturday, February 17, at 5 am and 12 pm ET, as a special installment of Gordon’s weekly program.

Bounce TV’s Black History Month Lineup

In addition to Am I Black Enough?, Bounce TV will celebrate Black History Month with several notable programs:

  • The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which honors African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, February 11, at 9 pm. Actors Larenz Tate and Erica Ash host, with appearances by Ludacris, CeeLo Green, Cameo, Doug E. Fresh, Xscape, Bow Wow and Keke Wyatt, among others.

  • Your Story Matters, a series of short vignettes “spotlighting the unique and inspiring experiences of trailblazing African Americans. Those profiled include actress, philanthropist and Brown Sugar spokeswoman Pam Grier; actor and community activist Lou Gossett, Jr.; and NASA Dr. Lonnie Johnson. Installments are airing intermittently throughout the month.

Bounce TV will also feature the following movies this month:

  • A Raisin in the Sun (2008), a remake of the story about a black family struggling to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict in 1950s Chicago. The cast includes Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan, Sean Combs and Audra McDonald. (Sunday, February 11, 1 am);
  • Panther (1995), a dramatization of the history of The Black Panther Party for Self-Protection. It stars Courtney B. Vance, Marcus Chong, Bokeem Woodbine, Angela Bassett and Joe Don Baker. (Monday, February 12, 2:30 pm ET, and Thursday, February 15, 1 am);
  • Amistad (1997), about the trial that followed the 1839 rebellion by West Africans aboard the Spanish slave ship Amistad. It stars Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey. (Sunday, February 18, 2:30 am);
  • Trail of Hope: The Journey to Equality, a one-hour documentary chronicling the civil rights movement. (Sunday, February 18, 11:30 am).

You can peruse Bounce TV’s entire schedule at bouncetv.com/schedule.

You can watch Bounce TV free with a TV antenna, without a pay TV subscription. Visit Bounce TV’s Find Us page to locate where to watch the channel.

 

 

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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