Doing It My Way

Book cover of Ilia’s book, “My Time to Speak,” against a yellow filter background photo of Ilia in the CNN newsroom.
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For some of us, our first encounter with Univision news anchor Ilia Calderón was in 2017 when a video of her interview with a Ku Klux Klan leader went viral after he threatened to burn the Afro-Latina journalist alive. But for those immersed in Spanish-language media, who have followed the…

Jezebel in white. Photos: ARRAY

If there’s anything to understand about Numa Perrier, it’s that she’s fearless.

Fearless in her acting (peep her sex scenes in the now-defunct Showtime comedy SMILF) and as the writer-director in her debut feature film Jezebel. Her indie drama, set in the 1990s, centers on Tiffany (played by Tiffany Tenille)…

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Warning: This piece contains spoilers from the film Clemency

AAfter the first act in Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency settles, it becomes clear that the world the director and screenwriter has brought to life lies in the protagonists’ sorrowful brown eyes. Unlike some of her peers, the Nigerian-born screenwriter and director doesn’t…

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Warning: This piece contains spoilers from the film Queen & Slim.

IfIf we know anything about Queen & Slim, it’s that it’s got to be bold, beautiful, and unapologetic AF. Looking at the duo behind the anticipated film, how could it not? Director Melina Matsoukas has helmed some of this…

Kellee Terrell

Kellee Terrell is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, loving daughter, zombie slayer and most importantly, not the one.

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