The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A's - and he does! Meanwhile, Bow's brother Johan is in town and he doesn't get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.
Andre 'Dre' Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids, and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad, Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.