Sigal Avin and David Schwimmer Release Web Series, #ThatsHarassment Dealing with Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Recently, my wife has been schooling me on all the bullshit women have to go through by just stepping outside into public. We all know about the #MeToo Movement and the pushback against men (and sometimes. women) who force themselves on colleagues and co-workers with the threat of professional and personal repercussions.  Like most people, I’m all-in with that movement. Being a minority in this country I feel it’s our duty to stand with any and every group (women, children, LGBTQ, etc.) that fight for equality. But the little subtle things that women have to navigate through on the daily is fucking crazy.

I think if you’re not on the frontlines of the fight, awareness is your biggest weapon. Ask and listen to the women in your life. I understand accepting the small, nuanced racial crap that as a Black man in American I have been trained to accepted (hyper-sensitivity to law enforcement, white people crossing the street when they see me, questioning why I live where I live by gentrifying newcomers who don’t thing I ‘belong’ in my own neighborhood, etc.). Bottom line, women have to deal with a lot of bullshit. Be aware of those little things that we don’t think of, but are a huge impact on a woman’s quality of… just existing.

Be one of those dudes. I know I’m trying to be.


#ThatsHarrasment is a campaign by Sigal Avin (Writer/Director) and David Schwimmer (Executive Producer) to raise awareness about sexual harassment. The campaign includes five short films depicting instances of sexual harassment based on real life stories.

Quote of The Moment: Steve Jobs

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs
Quote of The Moment: Steve Jobs

Comic Book Pull List: July 5th

Comic Book Pull List: July 5th

Interesting week for comics. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first issue of Captain America was excellent. Finally a real epilogue to last year’s Secret Empire. Dealing with the country and it’s citizens after they’ve been broken by Hydra is going to be an interesting ride. Again, this is a week where my interests turn more toward Synder’s Justice League than Aaron’s Avengers. I’m starting to warm up to Bendis’ Man of Steel. The new Havoc-led Astonishing X-Men kicks off okay, but needs to get better. And after the 8 month build-up to the Batman/Catwoman wedding, it turns out to be a bust, along with the Shadowcat/Colossus wedding as well. Still, Captain America #1 was so good, I have to give this week a big thumbs up.

Spotify Playlist of The Moment: “lofi hip hop” Curated by Sabrina Schivo

I’ve been really getting into Spotify lately. It took me a while to get into music streaming, being an old cat who appreciates buying and keeping digital copies of music on my Mac and my server. When Apple released their music subscription service, it was easy to dip my toe in the water with the introductory 3 month free trial. From there, I was a heavy steaming user, adding the free Google Music service that came with Premium Youtube, I didn’t need anything else. But the truth is, Spotify is the hotspot right now. Plus all the indie artists that I use in mixes are Spotify First artists, so it’s made it easier to find the right music.. especially with incredible playlists that users and artists both put out. So I’m going to start to showcase my favorites. Enjoy!

Quote of The Moment: Ta-Nehisi Coates

To be a black male is to be always at war, and no flight to the county can save us, because even there we are met by the assupmtion of violence, by the specter of who we might turn on next.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Quote of The Moment: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Prototype of Nu-Soul 61

Prototype of Nu-Soul 61

Shane Black’s The Predator Will Attempt To Reboot the Franchise

Shane Black’s The Predator Will Attempt To Reboot the Franchise

Beside the first Predator back in 1987, the franchise has been on a steady decline. The sequel in 1990 wasn’t that great. The two crossover movies with the Alien franchise were underwhelming and the Adrian Brodie reboot in 2010 didn’t do as well as expected (even though I loved it). From what we see in the trailer, the Ultra Predator looks like hybrid born in the last AvP movie. I’m hoping they bypass everything and start fresh. But it looks pretty damn good.

The Official Trailer for The Meg is Awesomely Ridiculous 😭

The Official Trailer for The Meg is Awesomely Ridiculous 😭

Quote of The Moment: Gilda Rander

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Gilda Rander
Quote of The Moment: Gilda Rander

The Season 3 Time Jump Has Reset/Invigorated Colony

The Season 3 Time Jump Has Reset/Invigorated Colony

Colony on the USA Network has been a guilty pleasure on the backburner since it started. With season 3, they’ve rebooted the show from a grim Walking Dead style show to an occupation mystery. The new Seattle holds some interesting secrets and I’m hoping the payoff will be worth the watch.