Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U. S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County. With a land area of 71 square miles and water area of 26 square miles, Kings County is New York state's fourth-smallest county by land area and third-smallest by total area, though it is the second-largest among the city's five boroughs. Today, if each borough were ranked as a city, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous in the U. S. after Los Angeles and Chicago. Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city until January 1, 1898, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, according to the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities and counties to form the modern City of New York, surrounding the Upper New York Bay with five constituent boroughs.
The borough continues, however. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. Brooklyn's official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght, which translates from early modern Dutch as "Unity makes strength". In the first decades of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a renaissance as an avant garde destination for hipsters, with concomitant gentrification, dramatic house price increases, a decrease in housing affordability. Since the 2010s, Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms, of postmodern art and design; the name Brooklyn is derived from the original Dutch colonial name Breuckelen, meaning marshland. Established in 1646, the name first appeared in print in 1663; the Dutch colonists named it after the scenic town of Netherlands. Over the past two millennia, the name of the ancient town in Holland has been Bracola, Brocckede, Brocklandia, Broikelen and Breukelen; the New Amsterdam settlement of Breuckelen went through many spelling variations, including Breucklyn, Brucklyn, Brookland, Brockland and Brookline/Brook-line.
There have been so many variations of the name. The final name of Brooklyn, however, is the most accurate to its meaning; the history of European settlement in Brooklyn spans more than 350 years. The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, was consolidated in 1898 with New York City, the remaining rural areas of Kings County, the rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York; the etymology of Breuckelen may be directly from the dialect word Breuckelen meaning buckle or from the Plattdeutsch Brücken meaning bridge. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle Long Island's western edge, largely inhabited by the Lenape, an Algonquian-speaking American Indian tribe who are referred to in colonial documents by a variation of the place name "Canarsie". Bands were associated with place names, but the colonists thought their names represented different tribes.
The Breuckelen settlement was named after Breukelen in the Netherlands. The Dutch West India Company lost little time in chartering the six original parishes: Gravesend: in 1645, settled under Dutch patent by English followers of Anabaptist Lady Deborah Moody, named for's-Gravenzande, Netherlands, or Gravesend, England Brooklyn Heights: as Breuckelen in 1646, after the town now spelled Breukelen, Netherlands. Breuckelen was located along Fulton Street between Smith Street. Brooklyn Heights, or Clover Hill, is where the village Brooklyn was founded in 1816. Flatlands: as Nieuw Amersfoort in 1647 Flatbush: as Midwout in 1652 Nieuw Utrecht: in 1657, after the city of Utrecht, Netherlands Bushwick: as Boswijck in 1661 The colony's capital of New Amsterdam, across the East River, obtained its charter in 1653 than the village of Brooklyn; the neighborhood of Marine Park was home to North America's first tide mill. It was built by the Dutch, the foundation can be seen today, but the area was not formally settled as a town.
Many incidents and documents relating to this period are in Gabriel Furman's 1824 compilation. What is Brooklyn today left Dutch hands after the final English conquest of New Netherland in 1664, a prelude to the Second Anglo–Dutch War. New Netherland was taken in a naval action, the conquerors renamed their prize in honor of the overall English naval commander, Duke of York, brother of the monarch King Charles II of England and future king himself as King James II of England and James VII of Scotland; the English reorganized the six old Dutch towns on southwestern Long Island as Kings County on November 1, 1683, one of the "original twelve counties" established in New York Pro
William Griffith Wilson known as Bill Wilson or Bill W. was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA is an international mutual aid fellowship with about 2 million members worldwide belonging to 10,000 groups, organizations and fellowships of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieve and maintain sobriety. Following AA's Twelfth Tradition of anonymity, Wilson is known as "Bill W." or "Bill." In order to communicate among one another, members of "AA" will ask those who appear to be suffering or having a relapse from alcoholism if they are "friends with Bill". Although this question can be confusing, because "Bill" is a common name, it does provide a means of establishing a rapport with those who are familiar with the saying and in need of help. After Wilson's death in 1971, amidst much controversy within the fellowship, his full name was included in obituaries by journalists who were unaware of the significance for maintaining anonymity within the organization. Wilson's sobriety from alcohol, which he maintained until his passing, began December 11, 1934.
In 1955 Wilson turned over control of AA to a board of trustees. Wilson died of emphysema complicated by pneumonia in 1971. In 1999 Time listed him as "Bill W.: The Healer" in the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century. Wilson was born on November 26, 1895, in East Dorset, the son of Emily and Gilman Barrows Wilson, he was born at business, the Mount Aeolus Inn and Tavern. His paternal grandfather, William C. Wilson, was an alcoholic. William C. Wilson decided to stop drinking alcohol after having a "religious experience" when he was under the influence of psilocybin during a "soul searching" hike on Mount Aeolus, his grandson, Bill felt a strong desire to stop drinking shortly after sharing a similar experience. Both of Bill's parents abandoned him soon after he and his sister were born—his father never returned from a purported business trip, his mother left Vermont to study osteopathic medicine. Bill and his sister were raised by their maternal grandparents and Ella Griffith; as a teen, Bill was rebellious.
During a summer break in high school, he spent months designing and carving a boomerang to throw at birds and other local wildlife. After many difficult years during his early-mid teens, Bill became the captain of his high school's football team, the principal violinist in its orchestra. Bill dealt with a serious bout of depression at the age of seventeen, following the death of his first love, Bertha Bamford, who died of complications from surgery. Wilson met his wife Lois Burnham during the summer of 1913, while sailing on Vermont's Emerald Lake, he entered Norwich University, but depression and panic attacks forced him to leave during his second semester. The next year he returned, but was soon suspended with a group of students involved in a hazing incident; because no one would take responsibility, no one would identify the perpetrators, the entire class was punished. The June 1916 incursion into the U. S. by Pancho Villa resulted in Wilson's class being mobilized as part of the Vermont National Guard and he was reinstated to serve.
The following year he was commissioned as an artillery officer. During military training in Massachusetts, the young officers were invited to dinner by the locals, Wilson had his first drink, a glass of beer, to little effect. A few weeks at another dinner party, Wilson drank some Bronx cocktails, felt at ease with the guests and liberated from his awkward shyness. "Even that first evening I got drunk, within the next time or two I passed out completely. But as everyone drank hard, not too much was made of that."Wilson married Lois on January 24, 1918, just before he left to serve in World War I as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery. After his military service, Wilson returned to live with his wife in New York, he failed to graduate from law school. Wilson became a stock speculator and had success traveling the country with his wife, evaluating companies for potential investors. However, Wilson's constant drinking made business impossible and ruined his reputation. In 1933 Wilson was committed to the Charles B.
Towns Hospital for Drug and Alcohol Addictions in New York City four times under the care of Dr. William D. Silkworth. Silkworth's theory was that alcoholism was a matter of both physical and mental control: a craving, the manifestation of a physical allergy and an obsession of the mind. Wilson gained hope from Silkworth's assertion that alcoholism was a medical condition, but that knowledge could not help him, he was told that he would either die from his alcoholism or have to be locked up permanently due to Wernicke encephalopathy. In November 1934, Wilson was visited by old drinking companion Ebby Thacher. Wilson was astounded to find that Thacher had been sober for several weeks under the guidance of the evangelical Christian Oxford Group. Wilson took some interest in the group, but shortly after Thacher's visit, he was again admitted to Towns Hospital to recover from a bout of drinking; this was his fourth and last stay at Towns hospital under Doctor Silkworth's care and he showed signs of delirium tremens.
It was while undergoing treatment with The Belladonna Cure that Wilson experienced his "
Rosanna Scotto is an American news anchor. She is the Co-host of Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City with Lori Stokes, she Formerly hosted with Greg Kelly. She anchored the 5 and 10 pm news with Ernie Anastos, the Fox 5 Live 11 am news, she has been the lead female news anchor since 1990. Scotto grew up in an Italian-American family in Dyker Heights, New York, her father is organized crime figure Anthony Scotto. Scotto has three siblings, she graduated from a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She graduated from Brooklyn's Packer Collegiate Institute in 1976, she attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. graduating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1980. Rosanna Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner's UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station's evening newscast, she returned to her native New York City in 1982 as a reporter for WABC-TV's Good Morning New York, which became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.
After a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show, Scotto joined WABC-TV's Eyewitness News as a reporter, where she remained until she joined Fox's WNYW. Scotto started at WNYW-TV in 1986 as a weekend anchor and reporter and in 1994, she started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News, she was a former anchor of the 10 pm newscasts with Ernie Anastos. In 2008, Rosanna was named and promoted anchor of Good Day New York, soon became alongside with Greg Kelly. On April 29, 2010 Scotto gained some notoriety by suggesting "soy jism" as an alternative name for milk not produced by dairy cattle After nearly 9 years of incredible chemistry and success of being anchors together, Greg Kelly made his final appearance on Good Day New York, on September 29, 2017 announcing he was leaving. Longtime WABC-TV morning anchor Lori Stokes replaced Kelly as Scotto's co-anchor shortly thereafter. In 1997, Scotto made a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover.
She has been on Fox for over 25 years. Scotto appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as a news anchor, she had brief roles in the films, Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000, Ransom in 1996, The Scout from 1994, the remake of Miracle on 34th Street and Ghostbusters. In 1986, Scotto married a lawyer, they have two children, a son, Louis "L. J." Ruggiero, a daughter, Jenna Ruggiero. She is part owner of the family's New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto, where she helps in the kitchen and greets diners. Scotto is a cousin of NY1 news correspondent Michael Scotto, she has enrolled her son and daughter in Catholic schools. Rosanna Scotto on IMDb
Lucy Burns was an American suffragist and women's rights advocate. She was a passionate activist in the United Kingdom. Burns was a close friend of Alice Paul, together they formed the National Woman's Party. Burns was born in New York to an Irish Catholic family, she was described by fellow National Woman's Party member Inez Haynes Irwin as "blue-eyed and fresh-complexioned. She was beautiful, lewd men always treated her disrespectfully, she was a gifted student and first attended Packer Collegiate Institute, or what was known as the Brooklyn Female Academy, for second preparatory school in 1890. Packer Collegiate Institute prided itself on "teaching girls to be ladies", they emphasized religious education while advocating more liberal ideals such as educating "the mind to habits of thinking with clearness and force." Burns met one of her lifelong role models, Laura Wylie, while attending Packer Collegiate Institute. Wylie was one of the first women to go to Yale University Graduate School. Burns attended Columbia University, Vassar College, Yale University before becoming an English teacher.
Burns taught at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn for two years. While Burns enjoyed the educational field, she found the experience to be frustrating and wanted to continue her own studies. In 1906, at age twenty-seven, she moved to Germany to resume her studies in language. In Germany, Burns studied at the Universities of Bonn and Berlin from 1906 to 1909. Burns moved to the United Kingdom, where she enrolled at Oxford University to study English. Burns was fortunate enough to have a extensive educational background because her father, Edwards Burns, supported her and financed her international education. Burns's first major experiences with activism were with the Pankhursts in the United Kingdom from 1909 to 1912. While attending graduate school in Germany, Lucy Burns traveled to England where she met Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia, she was so inspired by their activism and charisma that she dropped her graduate studies to stay with them and work in the Women's Social and Political Union, an organization dedicated to fighting for women's rights in the United Kingdom.
Burns was employed by the Women's Social and Political Union as a salaried organizer from 1910 to 1912. While working with the Pankhursts in the United Kingdom, Lucy Burns became passionate about activism and participated in numerous campaigns with the WSPU. One of her first major contributions was organizing a parade in Edinburgh as part of the campaign in Scotland in 1909. While Burns is not a known speaker from the woman's rights movement, she did make a variety of speeches in marketplaces and on street corners while in Europe, her activism resulted in numerous court appearances and reports of "disorderly conduct" in the newspapers. In August 1909, she hid on the roof of the St Andrew's Hall in Glasgow She planned to break through the roof and disrupt a political speech by the Earl of Crewe in front of an all-male audience. While working with the WSPU, Lucy Burns met Alice Paul at a London police station. Both women had been arrested for demonstrating, Alice Paul introduced herself when she noticed that Lucy Burns was wearing an American flag pin on her lapel.
The women discussed their suffrage experiences in the United Kingdom and the American women's movement. Burns and Paul bonded over their frustration with the inactivity and ineffective leadership of the American suffrage movement by Anna Howard Shaw, their similar passions and fearlessness in the face of opposition made them become good friends. Both women were passionate about activism, the feminist struggle for equality in the UK inspired Burns and Paul to continue the fight in the United States in 1912. Suffrage historian Eleanor Clift compares the partnership of Paul and Burns to that of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she notes that they "were opposites in appearance and temperament... hereas Paul appeared fragile, Burns was tall and curvaceous, the picture of vigorous health...unlike Paul, uncompromising and hard to get along with, Burns was pliable and willing to negotiate. Paul was the militant. Despite their stark differences and Burns worked together so that followers would describe them as having "one mind and spirit.".
Upon returning to the United States and Burns joined the National American Women Suffrage Association as leaders of its Congressional Committee. Both women felt it was critical to hold the political party in power responsible for a federal suffrage amendment. By holding an entire party accountable and Burns believed that congressmen would be forced to take action or risk losing their seats; this militant tactic was presented by Paul and Burns at the 1912 NAWSA convention in Philadelphia to Anna Howard Shaw and other NAWSA leaders. NAWSA leaders rejected their proposal because they felt any action against the Democratic Party, which had just won the presidential election, was premature at that point. Not willing to back down without a fight and Paul enlisted the help of Jane Addams, a well-respected and more unorthodox NAWSA leader, to petition their cause to her fellow NAWSA leaders. While the women were forced to tone down their proposal, NAWSA leaders did authorize a suffrage parade during Woodrow Wilson's inauguration.
NAWSA's one stipulation was that Paul and Burns' Congressional Committee would receive no further funding from NAWSA. While Burns and Paul agreed to this stipulation, this event marked the beginning of their divide with NAWSA. Bec
Dora Knowlton Ranous
Dora Knowlton Ranous was an American actress, editor and book reviewer. She began her literary career editing educational books and contributing to Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and The Criterion. Ranous attained distinction as a translator of French and Italian classics, among the books rendered into English by her, either alone or in collaboration with Dr. Rossiter Johnson, whom she assisted, are The Literature of Italy, The Immortals, a collection of French works published under the sanction of the Académie française, she wrote The Diary of a Daly Debutante and Good English in Good Form. A memoir entitled A Simple Record of a Noble Life, which included some of her unpublished work, appeared in 1916. Doris Isabelle Knowlton Thompson was born in Ashfield, August 16, 1859, she was the daughter of Augusta Thompson. Her father was an accountant in the service of the United States Navy, her sister Grace was born in 1857. The sisters had the advantage of the well-rounded governess, Beatrice deMille, who taught them French and music at an early age.
After that, they attended the common school, where Ranous was noted for her ability to "spell down" the class. They were graduated at Sanderson Academy, in Ashfield, their schooling was completed at Packer Collegiate Institute, in Brooklyn, where their parents had a winter home; the family were Episcopalians, but Ranous attended Henry Ward Beecher's church, attracted by his eloquence, was a member of the Bible-class taught by Thomas Gaskell Shearman, eminent as an advocate of free trade and as a writer of law books. Under his tutelage, she read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, found pleasure in the study of it. In their summer home, the sisters were peculiarly fortunate, for in Ashfield were the summer homes of Charles Eliot Norton and George William Curtis, who attracted such visitors as James Russell Lowell, Francis Parkman, Charles Dudley Warner, John W. Field; the last-named was a retired merchant of Philadelphia, learned in the languages and in love with literature, had become an intimate friend of Lowell and of Robert Browning.
Mrs. Thompson believed that her daughter had dramatic ability, wished to test that belief by putting her on the stage. Ranous wrote in her journal that they tried for four years to get her an engagement. In June 1879, she took a course of lessons from Frederic C. P. Robinson, an English actor, who had played in New York theatres, she returned to her home in Ashfield to await results. A week she received a summons to New York to meet Augustin Daly, making up a company for his new theatre at Broadway and Thirtieth Street. Daly gave her an engagement, she signed a contract to play in his company through the season, for a weekly salary of US$10. In that company, under one of the most skillful of managers, she received an initiation into the profession, at once pleasant and effective. Here, Ranous made a few lifelong friends. Among these were Margaret Lanner, who became Mrs. Thomas L. Coleman, Georgine Flagg, who became Mrs. Brainerd T. Judkins. With an ambition for more rapid advancement in the profession, she left Daly's company, shortly afterward was engaged by The Kiralfy Brothers as leading lady in their drama made from Jules Verne's popular novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.
In this company, she met William Vardell Ranous, a man of many attractions, with a remarkable voice for singing, able as a stage manager. When they were in Canada, playing in Steele MacKaye's Hazel Kirke, they were married at Whitby, May 26, 1881, soon afterward she left the stage, their daughter, Alice Knowlton Ranous, was born in Ashfield, May 9, 1882. The marriage proved unfortunate, after a few years —for the best of all reasons, the one indisputable reason— she left her husband and, taking the little daughter, went to live with her mother. A few years still, the couple divorced, she never married again. In the old home in Ashfield her time was occupied with reading and study and the care of the little daughter. There John W. Field, with his wife, delighted to spend a summer in that pretty village, taught her Italian and was in many ways a wise counselor and friend. Milo Merrick Belding, head of a large silk-manufacturing firm, was a native of Ashfield, came there to his summer home, it was this circumstance that suggested to Mrs. Thompson the idea of raising silkworms for certain entertainment and possible profit.
The unused carriage-house was fitted up for the purpose, Ranous assisted her mother in the enterprise, while the little Alice looked on wonderingly and talked about the "vumms." The knowledge thus obtained enabled Ranous afterward to prepare an illustrated lecture on silk, which in the winter of 1902-3, she delivered several times in Greater New York. In those days, the village was enlivened with frequent dramatic entertainments by home talent, in which she sustained important parts. In 1892, Mrs. Thompson died. About 1893, through unfortunate investment, Ranous lost the property, but this did not discourage her. She mastered stenography in half the usual time required, set at work to earn her own living and the funds necessary for her daughter's education; this was completed in the Henry Churchill de Mille school at New Jersey. Ranous served for some time as assistant in an establishment that dealt in rare books and autographs, acquired much knowledge of that peculiar business, she ha
Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom, based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965; the show's title parodies the hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. The show aired for four seasons from 2005 to 2006 on UPN for its first season, The CW for the remaining three seasons. In 2008, the CW moved The Game to the Friday night death slot; the fourth season of the series premiered October 3, 2008, at 8:00 PM Eastern/7: 00PM Central. On May 21, 2009, The CW announced. Prior to this, Rock announced that the end of season 4 matched up with his own past, dropping out of high school to become a comedian, that it was time to end the show. Everybody Hates Chris received critical acclaim; the American Film Institute selected Everybody Hates Chris as one of the best 10 television series of 2007, stating that the show "provides a real look at growing up in America – a challenge that demands a discussion of race and class absent from television today."
Everybody Hates Chris was named one of the Best School Shows of All Time by AOL TV. Common Sense Media's Marjorie Kase and Shanel Walker & Emily Kofoed gave the show 4 stars, said it was "a prime example of how to take serious issues and approach them in a humorous yet thought-provoking way; the series is innovative and stereotype-defying – enjoyable for teens and their parents." UPN September 2005 – May 2006: Thursdays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM The CW October 1, 2006 – October 8, 2006: Sundays 7:00 PM/6:00 PM October 16, 2006 – March 2008: Mondays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM March 2008 – May 2008: Sundays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM October 2008 – November 2008: Fridays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM December 2008 – May 2009: Sundays 5:00 PM/4:00 PM September 2009 – present: syndicationMTV, MTV2 & TV One As of 2014 MTV has stopped airing Everybody Hates Chris. The show airs on MTV 2 at random times during the week. Fuse As of 2015, Fuse airs the show at random times during the week; the show airs on broadcast TV during the week. The show was launched on September 7, 2009 on Nick at Nite, becoming the youngest syndicated show on the channel, beating George Lopez.
The series has since expanded from Nick at Nite, has joined sister network TeenNick, with the first run from July 18, 2011 to August 15, 2011. The show was replaced by Zoey 101; the show aired on YTV in Canada, now airs on Much in that country. MTV2 aired episodes of the show in the early morning hours, it aired on TV One until 2016. Now, the series reruns on Fuse. In 2017, VH1 started airing reruns every morning. In 2018, the series reruns on BET. Everybody Hates Chris won a NAACP Image Award for its writing in 2007, it has been nominated for many Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. In December 2008, Entertainment Weekly lists the Kwanzaa episode from this show as seventh on the magazine's "Must List: 10 Holiday Things We Love." Boldface type indicates a win. Golden Globes2006 – Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Emmy Awards2009 – Outstanding Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series – Darrian Jones for episode "Everybody Hates Back Talk" 2006 – Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Mark Doering-Powell for episode "Everybody Hates Funerals."
2006 – Outstanding Costumes for a Series – Kendra Long & Laura Haas for episode "Everybody Hates The Pilot" Writers Guild of America2006 – New Series Young Artist Awards2006 – Best Family Television Series 2006 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor – Tyler James Williams 2006 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor – Vincent Martella 2008 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor – Tyler James Williams 2008 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor – Vincent Martella Television Critics Association Awards2006 – Outstanding Achievement in Comedy 2006 – Outstanding New Program of the Year Teen Choice Awards2006 – TV – Choice Actor: Comedy – Tyler James Williams 2006 – TV – Choice Actress: Comedy – Tichina Arnold 2006 – TV – Choice Breakout Show 2006 – TV – Choice Comedy/Musical Show 2006 – TV – Choice Parental Unit – Tichina Arnold & Terry Crews 2006 – TV – Choice Sidekick – Vincent Martella Image Awards2010 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams 2010 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold 2010 – Outstanding Comedy Series 2010 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates the G.
E. D." 2009 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams 2009 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Terry Crews 2009 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold 2009 – Outstanding Comedy Series 2009 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates Port Authority" 2008 – Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor" 2008 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams 2008 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Terry Crews 2008 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold 2008 – Outstanding Comedy Series 2008 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Al