Netflix Is Paying The ’13 Reasons Why Cast’ More Than The ‘On My Block’ Cast Of Color, Here’s Why That’s Caca

About two weeks before the cast of “On My Block” is scheduled to sit down for the first table read of Season 3, the series’ lead characters Sierra Capri (Monse), Diego Tinoco (Cesar), Jason Genao (Rudy), and Bett Gray (Jamal) are reportedly looking to get an increase in their pay per episode. According to Deadline, the cast is “still at a standstill with Netflix with their salary negotiation talks, with the two sides very far apart.”

As a result, the salary negotiations are causing major speculations about the future of the show. 

The “On My Black” cast is looking to come to an agreement of similar salary figures to that of the “13 Reasons Why” cast.

 Last summer, it was reported by Deadline that the cast of “13 Reasons of Why” was working with Netflix for contract renegotiations and salary bumps ahead of Season 3. Additionally, the “Stranger Things” cast reportedly went from making around $30,000 to $250,000 an episode. 

According to Pop Buzz, “Capri, Tinoco, Genao, and Gray are all reportedly seeking a raise in their salaries ahead of the upcoming season 3.  For the first two seasons, they are said to have earned $20,000 per episode. Season one and two both contained 10 episodes. Each of the main four cast members would have earned an estimated $400,000 for 18 episodes.”

The upcoming third season has reportedly been cut down to only 8 episodes.

“If they keep the same salary, they will earn $40,000 less than their work on the first two seasons, despite the growing success of the show, and the actor’s profiles,” reports Pop Buzz.

Just one month after season 2 of “On My Block” was released, the show was renewed for a third season earlier this year in April. This came as a surprise to many viewers since it took some time to confirm a renewal for season 2. 

Jason Genao, who you may remember from the TV series “The Get Down” and the movie Logan, also recently appeared in the fantasy and Sci-Fi movie, “Max Winslow and the House of Secrets,” according to his IMDb page. Brett Gray also recently appeared in Ava DuVernay’s groundbreaking Netflix series “When They See Us.” Jessica Marie Garcia is reportedly playing a character in Gina Rodriguez’s latest Disney+ TV show, “Diary of a Female President” set to premiere next year. 

With the actor’s profiles gaining momentum, it’s no surprise that they want their salary to reflect their talent.

Deadline reports that the reps of the four actors went into negotiations asking for $250,000 an episode and Netflix countered with an offer for $40,000 an episode. 

Since these negotiations, there reportedly has been no communication since. “Netflix is yet to formally pick up the actors’ options, which is needed for them to continue, or pay relocation fees for the cast to travel to Los Angeles for the table read and filming.” 

People on social media also had some thoughts about why it’s proving to be so difficult for a cast of Black and brown young actors to come to terms with salary negotiations compared to their white counterparts. 

“And then there is the inclusion aspect,” writes Nellie Andreeva in a Deadline article. “‘On My Block’ is a rare Netflix series with a cast whose members are actors of color, so the issue of equal pay is coming up in conversations. Additionally, ‘On My Block,’ which depicts a group that has been underrepresented on TV, inner-city youth, has been used by Netflix executives as an example of their commitment to diverse storytelling following the recent cancellation of ‘One Day at a Time.'” 

In Deadline’s report, it’s also noted that Netflix argues that their hesitance toward a salary increase for the “On My Block” cast is that the series is produced under a “low-budget model.”

“But if despite its lower budget, ‘On My Block’ is able to perform on par and sometimes better than far more expensive Netflix series, that should serve to the creative auspices and talent’s advantage that they are delivering a profitable show and should be rewarded,” writes Andreeva

In either case, it looks as if Netflix is slowly losing the trust of its actors of color. 

In a nutshell, it’s difficult to trust for Netflix to do the right thing for the cast of “On My Block” when at the end of the day, it may come off as if the streaming service is simply profiting off these young actors without paying them their dues. 

After all, On My Block was listed as Netflix’s most-binged show in 2018 in the U.S.

The numbers should speak for themselves. And la gente should get that dinero!

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide


Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story


Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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