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The Recounts in Florida and Georgia Have Folks on the Edge of Their Seats.

Axios reported Thursday that Florida will potentially be going through three statewide recounts.

According to the Miami Herald, “These are the first statewide recounts since the case of Bush v. Gore, which prompted Florida to switch from antiquated paper punch-card ballots to touch screen machines that were soon discarded and replaced with the current system of optical-scan paper ballots.”

Meanwhile, in Georgia, Brian Kemp—who resigned as secretary of state on Thursday—is waiting as Democrats work to force a gubernatorial runoff.

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Drake’s Already Teasing a Follow-Up to Scorpion.

Drake is promising fans a new album as soon as he wraps up the Aubrey & the Three Migos tour.

“Six shows left […] I guess most people would go on a vacation, or I don’t know what they do… But I’mma tell you what I’m gonna do,” he told fans on Wednesday night during his show in Edmonton, Canada. “Because I keep having nights like this that remind me why I love my job so much, I promise you that as soon as this tour is over—and maybe I’ll take, like, a little break—I’mma get right to work on a new album, so we can be right here […] and have a new party.”

New Drizzy in 2019? Looks like it’s possible.

Meet the Artist Who’s Reclaiming African Treasures.

Similar to Black Panther‘s Killmonger, Akinola Davis Jr.’s latest film calls out the museums who display art stolen by white colonizers. Known for his work directing the visuals for Blood Orange’s “Charcoal Baby,” as well as founding Nigerian Lives Matter, Akinola says that HOD (Heroes of Displacement) was “a bit of a calling.”

“I wanted to make something that could challenge and provoke,” he recently told VICE. “Most of the stuff I do is commercially-minded. I wanted to make something that wasn’t as linear, or something that changed the experience of watching a film on one screen.”

Learn more about his project here.

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HOD, 2018 A body of work dealing with ideas and the dormancy of the power within the act of reclamation. Its more for people to know that they are entitled to claim these narratives, that it is their birthright. That our research and understanding of our own cultures enables us be able to create – be it fictional or non-fictional bodies of work for our own inclusion and self-determination. HOD in this case is telling a story of displacement and radically alienated energies. When combined through hundreds of years of amassed metaphysical energy has summoned these custodians to arrive and reclaim what has been taken. The body of work is a metaphor for that, an interpretation through the medium of moving image of what is possible. Opens today after 8 months of conversations and collaborative efforts. Ultimately I’m blessed to be surrounded by such talented community of artists who all said yes at the first time of asking to be part of project. One that is extremely personal and one that has occupied a commitment of responsibility. Thank you to all who have been part of the process, however little or large. HOD opens today till the 20th of October @dupontunderground presented by the wonderful @sketchedspaceseoul 🖤

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