After the contentious #OscarsSoWhite boycott of 2016 and the highly visible protests for black lives, there seems to be a lot of progress in the creation of content for and by African Americans. Online retail giant, Amazon, recently announced the launch of Brown Sugar – the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of African-American movies of all-time – on Amazon Channels.
Amazon Prime is a popular service among African Americans. Prime allows members to get their orders in 2 days. From nail polish to crock pots, in two days it can be on your doorstep. Now Amazon Prime members can now access a one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters.
Prime members can purchase a subscription directly, which will also enable them to access the service at BrownSugar.com and on other Brown Sugar-enabled devices. Prime customers receive a seven-day free trial, and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. Brown Sugar also has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices and tablets for consumers with Android and iOS devices.
Brown Sugar features such great movies as Dolemite, Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, In the Heat of the Night, Blacula, Cleopatra Jones, Crash, Cooley High, Which Way Is Up?, Hammer, Black Caesar, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Car Wash, The Original Gangstas and more.
Brown Sugar also showcases original programming and features complete seasons of the hit Bounce television network series Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut and Ed Gordon. Fans can also go to Brown Sugar to watch all the exciting action of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce.
Brown Sugar is operated by Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television.