LARENZ TATE ("GIRLS TRIP") AND ERICA ASH (TV'S "SURVIVOR'S REMORSE") HOST THE TRUMPET AWARDS ON THE BOUNCE NETWORK FEB. 11 AT 9 P.M. (ET/PT).
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Bounce, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a compelling programming tribute.
Highlights include: The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions. It premieres Feb. 11 at 9 pm.(ET/PT) and is hosted by Larenz Tate and Erica Ash.
Ludacris, CeeLo Green, Cameo, Doug E. Fresh, Xscape, Bow Wow, Keke Wyatt and more will gather to perform and to honor the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others.
A special installment of the Bounce newsmagazine show Ed Gordon called "Am I Black Enough?" will examine the nuances of cultural identity within the Black community to define exactly what it means to "be Black."
The award-winning journalist and series producer/host Gordon explores this interesting subject matter with influencers such as Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Anderson, Wayne Brady, Yara Shahidi, Taye Diggs, Charlamagne Tha God, Misty Copeland, Boris Kodjoe and others.
On Feb. 12, "Am I Black Enough?" will be available for streaming exclusively on Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time also showcases Bounce original programming. The special will premiere on Bounce Feb. 17.
A new original short-form series of vignettes called "Your Story Matters" will spotlight the unique and inspiring experiences of trailblazing African Americans. Among them are: legendary actress, philanthropist and Brown Sugar spokeswoman Pam Grier, Academy Award-winning actor and community activist Lou Gossett, Jr. and NASA engineer and 2018 Bounce Trumpet Award Honoree Dr. Lonnie Johnson.
Bounce will also feature a variety of relevant movies throughout February including: “Amistad” starring Morgan Freeman and Djimon Hounsou; the 2008 adaptation of “A Raisin in the Sun” featuring Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan, Sean Combs and Audra McDonald; “Panther” with Courtney B. Vance, Kadeem Hardison and Chris Rock; "Ruby Bridges," "Selma," "Lord," "Selma" and more.
Additionally, a one-hour documentary “Trail of Hope: The Journey to Equality,” which chronicles the civil rights movement will air Feb. 18.
Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more.
Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95 percent of all African-American television homes, including all the top African-American television markets.
Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company.
Editor’s Note: Some information used in this report obtained from Bounce publicity.