Ray Cornelius

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012.  Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider  and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Check out the trailer for the new season of TV One’s UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD. The one-hour series returns this October 7 at 9 p.m. with profiles on the iconic rom-com The Best Man as well as comedian and actor Wayne Brady, actor and singer Ray J and comedian and media personality Rickey Smiley.


Will you be tuning in?


Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my one-on-one interview with REL star and comedic actor Jordan L. Jones. A special sneak peek of the show airs Sunday evening at 8 p.m. following the NFL on Fox. 

Drummer extraordinaire Henry Conerway III talks exclusively about his new music project With Pride for Dignity featuring Kevin Smith and Kenny Banks Jr. He also opens up about touring with Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and much more. 

Congratulations goes out to Henry Conerway III. The drummer extraordinaire has finally released his long-awaited project With Pride for Dignity and features him alongside Kevin Smith and Kenny Banks Jr. 

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is the subject of a special tribute appearing in the September 4th edition of Variety - the world’s leading trade publication covering film and television.  The special spotlight features a comprehensive look at AAFCA’s evolution since its start in the fall of 2003 to its present status as an institution with growing influence in Hollywood.

Stage, screen and TV legend CICELY TYSON will be receiving an Honorary Oscar at the 10th Annual Governors Awards on November 18.  The award ceremony is  hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and is given to individuals for lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the state of motion pictures arts and sciences. 


Tyson will be recognized alongside publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.