R-rated film scored the year’s best debut for an original comedy.
“She was our road map, our compass, our guiding light,” Parker’s husband said.
“It’s all because of her,” the composer, writer and producer said.
The drama had been highly anticipated in Southern California, where the real Banks grew up.
This year’s NABJ convention in Miami had record attendance.
Afton Williamson says she faced harassment and discrimination on the ABC series.
“I owe it to you my amazing fans to share the truth,” the actress said in a statement.
“It’s not goodbye, but rather just turning the page to the next chapter,” she told viewers Friday.
Calloway’s attorney previously said the allegations were “patently false.”
Lee spent 32 years with BET before leaving the company last year.
The images document African-American life in the 20th century.
Video of the brawl in Mickey’s Toontown went viral earlier this month.