Ken Berry, TV Actor in ‘F-Troop,’ ‘Mayberry R.F.D,’ Dies at 85

Ken Berry, a popular TV actor in the 1960s and ’70s who starred in “F-Troop,” “Mama’s Family” and “Mayberry R.F.D.,” died Saturday. His former wife, actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence posted the news on Facebook. “F-Troop” co-star Larry Storch wrote on Facebook, “We hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain.” Berry played Captain Parmenter […]



Tonya Berry Named VP of Operations Performance at Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy, a public utility that provides natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million people in Michigan, named Tonya Berry as its new vice president of operations performance. Starting on Nov. 16, 2018, Berry will be responsible for improving work management processes within the gas and electric groups.

Berry has 20 years of experience deploying Lean methodologies in several industries. She began working at Consumers Energy in 2012 as the productivity and quality control director. Most recently, she served as executive director of quality, where she led the Lean Office and the company’s adoption of the CE Way since 2017.

“Tonya is a true champion of our company’s purpose: World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service as it relates to deploying lean operating principles to deliver customer value,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of operations, in a statement. “She is the natural choice and leader to take on this critical role.”

With her new role, “Berry will lead implementation of Lean methodologies—called the Consumers Energy Way—that will further enhance our Quality Assurance function and improve work management processes within the gas and electric groups,” reads the statement. Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS),

Tonya Berry

Tonya Berry graces the cover of Black Enterprise’s July 2008 issue

Prior to joining Consumers Energy, Berry worked for Chrysler L.L.C. in lean operations and industrial engineering. During her stint, Chrysler was named to BLACK ENTERPRISE’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity” list in July 2008. Berry also graced the cover of the issue and was highlighted for her bold and energetic leadership.

Berry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. She is also a Six Sigma Black Belt from Lawrence Tech University.


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Halle Berry Accused Of Sexual Assault By Man On Instagram

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We strongly suggest you DON’T come for Halle Berry with some stupid bullsh*t ’cause if it really is stupid bullsh*t, you’re gonna get it thrown right back atcha. And, by the way, her aim is deadly accurate. Just ask the nitwit whose name is Heath Wilson.

Check out what Wilson wrote on Instagram about a (reverse?) #MeToo moment that he claims happened between the two.

“Bumped into Halle at a party. I was a little drunk and knocked the drink out of her hand. I tried to apologize, but she grabbed me by my genitalia and said ‘This is how you can say sorry.’ I told her no, but she persisted. I was lucky enough to get away but imagine how many of her victims weren’t able to escape her clutches. Just telling my truth. #whowillstandwithme.”

Madame Berry, 53, was NOT having it. Here’s her response:

“I don’t know you, bruh. And you don’t get to make comments about me like this. I have never met you, nor have I ever disrespected anyone the way you have suggested. Now get a life and get the f*ck off my page with that bullsh*t. Peace chicken grease.”

Check out the exchanges below.

(Halle Berry Instagram comments)

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