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'UPFRONT' talks to MAJOR., AAFCA's Gil Robertson & stars from 'Hidden Figures'

Ray Cornelius with "Hidden Figures" actresses (l to r) Karan Kendrick, Maria Howell and Donna Biscoe

Don't forget to to join us today for an exciting edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." This week I'll be talking to NAACP Image Award nominee MAJOR. about his new found musical success and his chart topping single, "Why I Love You." Gil Robertson, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association, is back to chat with us about the 2017 AAFCA Awards as well as their tribute to film icon and humanitarian Sidney Poitier.

Hidden Figures actresses Maria Howell, Donna Biscoe and Karan Kendrick stopped by the studio to chop it up about their new holiday movie and why they were so elated to be a part of this inspirational story. They also talked exclusively to "UPFRONT" about their time on set, working with film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe and why this film is so timely. Kendrick also discusses her new girls empowerment tourthat was created as a result of appearing in the movie. 

Check out the film's trailer below and joins us this morning at 9 am: 

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.