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.


Take a look at my recent UPFRONT TV special celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the groundbreaking FOX series Living Single. Award-winning actors Kim Coles and T.C. Carson stopped by to dish with me about the show's impact, their iconic characters and their lives after the series. The special aired earlier this week on Comcast 23 and was produced by the students and staff of CAU-TV.


Check out today's Labor Day Weekend edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my interviews from the BronzeLens Film Festival's Women Superstars Luncheon.

Acclaimed director Twinkie Byrd discusses her new film, Counter1960.  Filmmakers Muta Ali and Lisa Arrindell explain their new passion project Turtle-vs-Octopuss and Queen Sugar star Tina Lifford opens up about playing "Aunt Vi" and more. 

Derek Brad Photography

It's all about house music and afro-beats this weekend at Afrique Electrique: ATLWKNDR Edition. Tonight's show is a celebration of African & African influenced electronic music and features Ian Friday, Naeem Johnson, DJ Salah Ananse and a special performance by Philadelphia "House Music" diva Lady Alma.

Doors open at 10 p.m. at Wild Pitch Underground, located at 255 Trinity Avenue - Downtown Atlanta. Click here for tickets! 

Check out the new season 3 trailer for the popular Fox series STAR. The show returns to primetime on Wednesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. EST.

It appears that Star (Jude Demorest) is pregnant but who's the father and how will this affect the group's career? 


A BIG congratulations goes out to actress Tina Lifford and filmmakers Ayoka Chinzera and Samantha Vincent. The ladies were honored recently during the Women Superstars Luncheon at the 2018 BronzeLens Film Festival.  

The event took place at the illustrious Atlanta Marriott Marquis and was hosted by HGTV star and media maven Egypt Sherrod.