| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Last Monday night, blacks around the United States flocked to church. They waited on their knees. Their eyes were watching God — and the clock. Awaiting the stroke of midnight.
Just as stolen Africans and abolitionists had gathered New Year's...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Jim Breuer knew in sixth-grade that he was meant to make people laugh.
He was in a talent show and had written a sketch where his friend plays a security guard while Breuer's in the background stealing everything on stage. It ended with Breuer clocking...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:35 AM
EL PASO, Texas -- Sherman Hemsley, who played the brash George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died Tuesday at 74, his booking agent said.
Hemsley played Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of a dry cleaning business, on "All In the...
| Apr 16, 2012
I am in the middle of interviewing a parenting expert when she says, "We are mothers, not our kids' friends."
Aghast, I reply, "I consider myself to be friends with my boys! In fact, we call ourselves friends!"
After all, we giggle together over silly...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen caused a furor with her comments about Ann Romney, wife of Mitt Romney. Rosen has apologized for saying that Mrs. Romney "never worked a day in her life," but the controversy will drive a lot of Sunday morning talk....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:51 PM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
6:05 a.m. Comedian Paul Rodriguez is serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Laugh Factory. He'll give you and Johnny B the details.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:05 a.m. Mike McConnell wants to hear about...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:10 PM
It's taken Kenan Thompson (pictured) seven years to become a breakout performer on Saturday Night Live. But over the years, few cast members have been as consistently funny, their recurring characters as memorable, or their short time in the spotlight...
| Oct 1, 2012
Since the mid-1920s, Ann Hawkins has summered on an idyllic oasis in northwestern Michigan called Idlewild, once known by some as the Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest, but for well-to-do black folk.
She grew up riding horses there, swimming in the...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:43 AM
An entertainment icon will be in Southwest Michigan, but not for one of his famous stand-up shows.
Comedian and actor Bill Cosby will be in Benton Harbor Wednesday night to speak at the Southwest Michigan Economic Club.
The event is for members.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:21 PM
BENTON HARBOR -- His "Cosby Show'' ground to a halt 20 years ago, although it's still seen in syndication, but Bill Cosby still knows how to enthrall an audience.
Anyone who attended Cosby's appearance Wednesday night at the Lake Michigan College...
| Apr 19, 2012
One of "Chicago's Very Own" is being honored tomorrow night for his role as a Chicago television pioneer. Marshall Brodien, Bozo's wacky wizard Wizzo, is being inducted into the National Television Academy's Silver Circle. And as WGN's Dean Richards...