Rev. Dr. Young presides over 50,000-strong annual meeting of National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

September 17, 2015 in News, Religion

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer and Wayne Risher The Commercial Appeal MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., led by Rev. Dr. Jerry Young of New Hope […]

NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

February 11, 2015 in Entertainment

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the […]

NBC scraps Bill Cosby television project in wake of sexual assault allegations

November 20, 2014 in Entertainment, News

NEW YORK — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project […]

Lou Myers, Mr. Gaines on 'A Different World,' dies

February 26, 2013 in Obituaries

Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series “A Different World,” has died.

Tonia McDonald of Myers’ nonprofit, Global Business Incubation Inc., said Myers died Tuesday night, Feb. 19, at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia. She said he was 76. McDonald said Wednesday that Myers had been in and out of the hospital since before Christmas and collapsed recently. An autopsy was planned.

A native of Chesapeake, W.Va., Myers had returned to the state and lived in the Charleston area.

CBS claims ratings win for 1st week of TV season

October 5, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

CBS was off to a rosy start as the 2012-13 season logged its first week.

That network claimed a solid lead in total prime-time viewers, took 10 of the top 20 program slots, and had the two most-watched series premieres.