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UPFRONT featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Courtney Lilly, E.J. Strickland and DeVaughn Nixon

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Check out the latest edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features black-ish actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross along with the show’s writer and producer Courtney Lilly. TV and film actor DeVaughn Nixon from HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is also featured along with drummer extraordinaire E.J. Strickland from the Black Lives: From Generation to Generation album.

Tonight marks the end of Kenya Barris' long running ABC family dramedy, black-ish. I caught up with the show's stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross plus writer and producer Courtney Lilly during a recent AAFCA Roundtable Discussion to chat about this final season and some surprising production ideas that never materialized.

Rising television and film actor DeVaughn Nixon is here to chat about starring in HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty. The one-hour series takes a look back at the glitz and glamour of 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and shines a spotlight on Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss and his new star rookie---Magic Johnson. DeVaughn talked to me about portraying his father, 2-Time NBA All-Star “Stormin Norman” Nixon and much more. This conversation was also part of a recent AAFCA Roundtable Discussion.

Closing out the show is drummer and composer E.J. Strickand. He is here to chat about appearing on the new music project, Black Lives: From Generation to Generation. The album was inspired by all of the protests and activism surrounding the death of George Floyd in 2020 and features Strickland's song, Language of the Unheard.”