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Jon Favreau ‘Star Wars’ News on International Women’s Day Gets Blowback, The Hollywood Reporter

“I hope the Favreau hires inclusively,” tweeted Constance Gibbs, writer for Black Girl Nerds. “I don’t even trust D&D from GoT to hire other white women, so they’re out. I just… I wanted better for this franchise that women of color love and support with equal measure.”

She continued, “You’re either ignoring us or prioritizing these white dudes. Both are bad looks. Do better, Star Wars. Let women of color be in charge of major stories in the franchise, especially because I would trust them more to hire WoC/diverse directors, writers, producers.”

Doctor Who Season 11 Marks a New Era — and It’s Been a Long Time Coming, TV Guide

“Unlike the whole ‘jumping the shark’ idea, where it’s like, ‘All right, once you’ve jumped the shark, nothing after that is good,’ it’s different with Doctor Who. With another show, you might think, ‘Oh, it’s not going to recover from this problem.’ But Doctor Who will do something new, and you’re into it again,” says Constance Gibbs, a pop-culture writer and critic and the host of the TARBIS podcast (Time and Relative Blackness in Space).

Doctor Who Season 11 Is Fixing Tired Formula Problems, ScreenRant

As Constance Gibbs observed in a powerful (and heart-wrenchingly personal) article on Polygon, the show didn’t get its first black companion – the bumbling Mickey Smith – until 2005.

Is Doctor Who finally getting it right on race?, The Guardian

Last month, Constance Gibbs, writer and editor at Black Girls Createand contributor to the Time and Relative Blackness in Space podcast, wrote a thoughtful explanation of how, to white children in the 1960s, a Police Box offering urgent help would have appeared as a welcome sight.

Netflix’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” Never Talks About Race. It Should., Teal Mango

 “The Kindergarten Teacher…takes the white savior trope and shows you how it often comes off to most audiences of color: not that heartwarming,” reviewer Constance Gibbs points out in her review for SheKnows.

Putting Women Back in the Narrative: Historical Fiction That Remembers The Ladies, YALSA

Podcasts

Who Watch: Time and Relative Blackness in Space, a Doctor Who Podcast by Black Girls Create

Black Lightning Podcast, under the DCTV Podcast Network

#WizardTeam, a Harry Potter Podcast by Black Girls Create, frequent Co-Host Appearances (will open in iTunes):

  • Prisoner of Azkaban Chapters 10, 19
    • Maurader’s Bonus Episode
  • Goblet of Fire Chapters 8, 14, 17, 22, 26
  • Order of the Phoenix Chapters 15, 22, 23, 29, 30, 37
    • Black Panther Sorting 
  • Half-Blood Prince Chapters 7, 10

Black Girl Nerds Podcast Appearances (will open in iTunes):

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