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.

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Check out my recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry featuring Tracy McMillan, host of OWN's Family or Fiance plus Like a Boss star and singer Jacob Latimore and music legend Dionne Warwick. 

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Check out today's edition of UPFRONT featuring Ambitions star Brian White and Just Mercy actress Karan Kendrick. 

Actor, dancer and producer Brian White stopped by UPFRONT to chat about this week's exciting season finale of his OWN hit series Ambitions. He also opens up about working with the great Robin Givens, his 20 year work relationship with Ambitions executive producer Will Packer and why he doesn't feel like he's "arrived" in his career. Check out our full un-edited version of our conversation below: 


Jennifer Hudson is ARETHA FRANKLIN in this new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated 2020 biopic…RESPECT. MGM released a sneak peek of the Oscar winner as the “Queen of Soul” and I can’t wait.

RESPECT follows the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.


Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my conversations with Miranda Childress, producer of the Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant and TV & film critic Sharronda Williams. 

The Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant is coming to Cobb Energy Centre Thursday, December 19th at 8:30 p.m. The dazzling show is presented by Georgia Whirl Productions, a proud member of SOMBA (the sisterhood of Miss Black America) which produces the nationally televised Miss Black America Pageant.