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Woke, Legendary Sportscaster Warner Wolf Arrested For Vandalism

The sportscaster allegedly took down the word "plantation" from the sign at the private community where he lives.

Longtime sportscaster Warner Wolf was arrested in Naples, Fla., on Thursday for defacing a portion of a sign in the residential community where he lives.


The incident happened at the Classics Plantation Estates in November 2018. In an incredibly woke moment, he allegedly removed the letters that made up the word "plantation." Wolf claimed that word was offensive and wanted it gone. The homes in the subdivision sell from anywhere from $749,000 to $1.4 million, according to the website.

There had been an ongoing complaint by Wolf to the homeowners' association regarding the use of "plantation" in the name. The association never addressed his concern. HOA president Kevin McDonald told investigators that Wolf had been a "vocal critic" of the wording for a while and had brought it up at various meetings.

Although "plantation" is just a large farm, it is almost always associated with slavery in the United States. Many places in Florida and in the South, proactively, use it to name properties, cities, streets, etc.

Wolf was actually caught on by surveillance cameras after neighbors and witnesses had been interviewed by police. A warrant was then issued for his arrest. He turned himself in on Thursday and was later charged with criminal mischief, which resulted in damages of more than $1,000.

See the warrant below.

Wolf's Bench Warrant.

He was later released after he paid a $5,000 bond.

History can't be erased, and it is never okay to break the law, but it is imperative to mention that Wolf's actions were the acts of a true ally. He is expected in court next month.

Rapper 21 Savage Arrested By ICE, Facing Deportation

Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, has been placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court.

21 Savage, the 26-year-old rapper, who has been a staple on the Atlanta rap scene for over a decade, was detained by ICE agents in a "targeted operation" this past Sunday.

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Octavia Spencer Says LeBron James Helped Her Get Equal Pay for Netflix Project

James was Spencer's sponsor, ensuring she would receive pay equal to her male counterparts for a biopic about Madam C.J. Walker.

In business settings, a sponsor will actively advocate for you by using their influence and networks to help you earn raises and promotions and garner success. According to Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was her sponsor in pay negotiations with Netflix.

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UPDATE: Jussie Smollett Releases Statement on Attack

"I still believe that justice will be served," said Smollett as police have new leads in the case.

UPDATE: Feb. 1, 2019

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has released his first public comments about the incident:

"Let me start by saying that I'm O.K.," Smollett said in a statement released on Friday. "My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly, I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words."

"I am working with authorities and have been 100 percent factual and consistent on every level. Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served."

The FBI and Chicago PD are investigating have new leads.

Chicago police said an envelope with white powder and a threatening letter with magazine cut outs pasted on paper was received at Cinespace Studios, where "Empire" is filmed, on Jan. 22.

HAZMAT responded, but the white substance turned out to be aspirin.

Police have released photos of two individuals wanted for questioning.

Video of Smollett walking into a hotel after the attack with a noose around his neck, along with the noose and his sweater have also been acquired to help try to identify more clues to find the attackers.

Smollett said he was on the phone with his manager when the attack happened.

His family's statement said this was a "violent and unprovoked attack," and "a racial and homophobic hate crime."

A witness, who requested anonymity, described a "creepy" white man outside the building with a clothesline hanging from his pants, staring at another man near another entrance about 300 hundred feet away.

She told TMZ, "He looked out of place." He had scruff on his face, wearing a blue winter beanie, a blue zip-up sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans that were too short. He had "thick, grey hunting socks" with camel-colored dress shoes.

She talked to detectives when she found out there was an attack.

ORIGINAL STORY

"Empire" star, Jussie Smollett, was brutally attacked and hospitalized early Tuesday morning.

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'Young, Gifted and Black' Actors Struggle in Hollywood, Says Chadwick Boseman

"Black Panther" wins SAG award and Boseman keeps it all in perspective in a speech that has gone viral.

Ryan Coogler's film "Black Panther" won a SAG award Sunday night for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Chadwick Boseman's impromptu speech has gone viral on social media. He delivered a message that presented the reality of the spaces Blacks don't occupy in Hollywood.

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Soul Legend Gladys Knight to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said. There's mixed reactions on social media.

Gladys Knight

It has been confirmed that legendary soul singer, Gladys Knight, will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Ga., on Feb. 3.

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Cardi B. Delivers a More Effective Speech About Trump's Shutdown on Instagram Than Politicians

"Our country is in a hellhole right now," she said. "All for a f‐‐‐ing wall."

Rapper Cardi B. told her 39 million Instagram followers on Wednesday night what she really thought about President Trump's partial government shutdown, his wall and about his absurd request to force people who aren't getting paid to go back to work.

She didn't mince words (she uses explicit language in the video).

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