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AAFCA's Ed Adams discusses 'Atlanta's Missing and Murdered' and more (VIDEO)

HBO's Atlanta's Missing and Murdered

HBO is putting a major spotlight on Atlanta's infamous child murders this April in a five-part docuseries titled Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children. It is just one of the many documentaries, films and television series that AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association) is suggesting audiences to watch during this COVID-19 shut-in. 

The one-hour series offers an unprecedented look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African-American children and young adults in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981. Forty years later, with the official re-opening of the case by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the series tells the inside story of this shocking tragedy, shedding new light on the horrific killings through exclusive archival material as well as interviews with those closest to the children and investigation.

In addition to this series, Ed Adams also talked with UPFRONT about Netflix's original movie Uncorked, the return of Insecure and OWN's Queen Sugar, which picked up Television Academy Honors last week. 

Watch the UPFRONT discussion below and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNGrrpXmAv0">CLICK HERE to watch the first episode of Atlanta's Missing and Murdered

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.