The Quick Read: Chikesia Clemons Found Guilty After Violent Alabama Waffle House Arrest

Courtesy of Chikesia Clemons

Niki McGloster Jul, 25, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know:

Insecure star Natasha Rothwell has been cast in Wonder Woman 1984, the Patty Jenkins-directed sequel to the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman. Rothwell will join Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, though her role is being kept under wraps. Production is already underway and the feature will bow November 2019. (Deadline)

Actress Anna Diop has disabled her Instagram comments due to negative backlash over her role as Starfire in the DC Universe series Titans. Racists fans of the comics say that Diop is too Black and unattractive to play the alien character, who is traditionally a white woman painted orange, accurately. (Syfy)

Fashion Nova is gearing up to launch a makeup line called Nova Beauty. According to CEO Richard Saghian, the expansion is a step toward the brand “becoming a one-stop shop lifestyle destination.” The go-to Instagram wear already carries some beauty products, but it will soon offer its own in-house collection. (Bustle)

Lena Waithe has signed a first-look deal with Showtime. Under the deal, The Chi creator will collaborate with the network to write and produce comedy and drama projects under her Hillman Grad Productions imprint. “Lena is a creative force of nature, and we are delighted that the force will be with us as she makes Showtime her creative home,” says Gary Levine, Showtime Networks president of programming. (Shadow And Act)

Chikesia Clemons, the Black woman who was manhandled and assaulted by cops at a Waffle House in Alabama, has been found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Judge Mark Irwin sentenced Clemons to 10 days in jail, which will be suspended for one year of “informal probation,” and ruled that she pay $400 in fines in addition to court costs. Clemons took to Twitter to note that she has filed an appeal and note that “Saraland nor Waffle House won’t get away with this period.” (The Root)