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#UPFRONT celebrates Thomas Jefferson Byrd + Munirah Safiyah Jones of 'Sincerely Camille'

Chandra Currelley and Dashill Smith remember actor Thomas J. Byrd

Tune into UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. as we pay tribute to stage, television, and film actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. His industry friends Chandra Currelley and Dashill Smith will recall their favorite film moments, lessons learned and the legacy of their dearly departed friend. 

UPFRONT will also talk one-on-one with animation diva and creator of Sincerely Camille - Munirah Safiyah Jones. The hilariously funny animated series follows a trio of women navigating life, work and relationships in the throes of the 2020 Presidential Election cycle and is a key element of OWN’s first ever bipartisan get out the vote campaign, OWN Your Vote. Ms. Jones will chat about the inspiration behind her characters and weighs in on the national conversation about white actors voicing black cartoon characters and why black representation matters. Watch an episode of Sincerly Camille below: 

Un-edited version of my conversation with "Sincerely, Camille" creator Munirah Safiyah Jones.

Listen to the full UPFRONT show below: 


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.