UPFRONT feat. Deborah Riley Draper, DeWanda Wise plus BMEWF Inductees: Cathy Hughes, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Rev Run
This week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry is all about #BlackExcellence.
We recently attended the induction ceremony for the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame. The exclusive event took place in Atlanta, GA and yours truly got an opportunity to chat with inductees Cathy Hughes, Rev. Run and Bishop T. D. Jakes. I also talked to Grammy-nominated songwriter Vincent Berry and the Prince Estate, LLC.
In the second segment, I chat up with television and film actress DeWanda Wise and discuss her latest movie--- Jurassic World Dominion. The popular film franchise is back with its last installment and DeWanda gives us the 4-1-1 on her action-packed role and more. This conversation is part of an AAFCA Virtual Roundtable Discussion.
And we're closing out the show with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper. The NAACP Image Award nominee is back to talk about directing the upcoming 4-part docuseries, James Brown: Say It Loud, debuting on A&E in 2023. This is Deborah's second docuseries and pairs her up with Oscar-winning hip hop icon QuestLove and rock legend—-Mick Jagger.
UPFRONT is produced and hosted by Ray Cornelius and is recorded from the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Studios on the historic campus of Clark Atlanta University.
UPFRONT can also be heard on SiriusXM (HBCU Channel 142) beginning Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm EST on June 28 with rebroadcast every Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm EST.