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.


AARP Georgia and Garrett Davis present The Return of Mama’s Girls on May 7 & 8. The Return of Mama’s Girls features two-time Grammy-nominated Ann Nesby as the mother of five sisters who must decide the best care for their matriarch, while residing in five different cities.  


Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features actors Lisa Arrindell and E. Roger Mitchell, Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and TV and stage diva Dawnn Lewis. 

Please join AARP Georgia and the UGA Cooperative Extension for a five-part sustainable gardening series. Part one will focus on growing vegetables in containers. Learn from a master gardener about bringing “garden to table” to your home!


The first session on Wednesday, May 12 is “Grow Your Own Veggies!” If you are a novice or seasoned pro, you might be able to learn something new from this workshop. 

Upcoming topics include shrubs and ground cover; native bees; and growing plants for health.


Check out these recent editions of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. Unfortunately, I did not get to post these shows before the the station's website went down a few weeks back. 

They include conversation with Delilah actress Jill Marie Jones, Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, Twenty Pearls  filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, R&B superstar Keith Washington, TINA directors T.J. Martin and Daniel Lindsey and Ready to Love host and comedia Tommy Miles. Enjoy! 


Check out the trailer for the new BET Plus original movie Favorite Son directed by actress Robin Givens.

The movie debuts May 6 and follows brothers in a gospel group who struggle to find a balance of life, love, faith and religion, while under the strict rule of their father, a megachurch reverend, said the streaming service. Favorite Son is inspired by Tiffany L. Warren’s novel of the same name.