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.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Check out the new trailer for Season 5 of OWN's hit dramatic series Queen Sugar. The show's storyline will sort of pick up where they left off last season as well as incorporate the Corona-Virus Pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Movement, police brutality, systematic racism and more.  

Read the official statement about Season 5 below and watch the trailer: 

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features my conversations with actresses Crystal Fox and Bresha Webb along with documentarian Jamila Wignot plus Nathan Hale Williams and POSE star Dyllón Burnside.

Join UPFRONT's Ray Cornelius for a talk back with AILEY film director Jamila Wignot on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. EST on the @BronzLens Instagram page. The event is part of this year's Sundance Film Fesitval and is presented in partnership with Atlanta's own BronzLens Film Festival. 

Atlanta History Center presents Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow now through February 28. The historical exhibition explores the African American struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War while highlighting the ways African Americans advocated for full inclusion in American democracy from 1865 through World War I.

Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad this Friday, February 5 from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. for the High Museum of Art's High Frequency Friday. The event is being presented and curated by the Sound Table's Karl Injex and will also feature Kai Alcé and Radcliffe Bailey. Check out all the details below + ticket information and COVID-19 safety protocals. 

In the Atrium: Lace up your dancing kicks and get ready to sweat to music from Kai Alcé and Jamal Ahmad.