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Vote Or Die: Diddy, Quavo And More Show Out At Andrew Gillum Rally

Now more than ever, it's extremely important to vote. The midterm elections are crucial this time around, and it has the potential to be historic in many ways.

Hip-hoppers made sure to show out for Andrew Gillum, who is running for Governor of Florida. If he wins, he will be the first black person to hold the position. The Daily Mail writes that hip-hop figures showed up and showed out during the Bring It Home midnight rally at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida last night (Nov. 5).

Diddy, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and Monica were some of the big names who performed, while Tiffany Haddish and Quavo were also present at the festivities. Before the event, the celebrities showed their support via social media.

This year, hip-hoppers have been stressing the importance of voting in the midterms. Travis Scott, Lil Yachty and many others have been vocal about the election and certain candidates. Other musicians such as Pharrell and Rihanna have restricted Donald Trump from using their tunes at his rallies. Rih, in particular, has been a staunch supporter of Gillum, voicing her support on Instagram.

“If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues…” she wrote in a caption.

READ MORE: Not Today: Rihanna Sends Trump Cease-And-Desist Letter For Playing Her Song At Rally

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Former Felons May Have To Pay Court Fines Before Voting In Florida

Florida made history when it passed Amendment 4 restoring voting rights to the state's nearly one million former felons.

However, on Wednesday (April 24) the GOP-House passed a bill that would require former felons to pay court fees, fine,s and restitution prior to voting. The Senate bill requires that just restitution be paid. If this measure is passed it could prohibit thousands of ex-cons from being able to vote.

The state reportedly also doesn't have a method to properly tally restitution and to create a system could cost millions. On Wednesday, the House considered a proposal by the Senate that would allot $2 million to hire more workers at the Florida Commission on Offender Review to review the applications of former felons.

That commission would then report their findings to local supervisors of elections.

“Obviously, the individual is responsible for determining whether they’ve completed all the terms of their own sentence,” Sen. Jeff Brandes “If they have questions, they should go to local supervisors of elections.”

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It's Official: Joe Biden Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

After months of speculation and hints, former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his bid for a 2020 presidency.

In a video announcing his run which was released on Thursday (April 25), Biden states that he wants to fix the issues in the country. What inspired him to run was Donald Trump’s response to the deadly 2017 white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va.

"In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime," Biden says. The 76-year-old is also a former Delaware senator.

"I believe history will look back on four years of [Trump] and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time," he continues in the video. "But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are — and I cannot stand by and watch that happen."

In 2015, Biden stated that he would not be running for President, as he wanted to focus on healing from the loss of his son, Beau, to cancer. However, NPR reports that his family–especially his grandchildren– have “prodded” him to run.

He joins Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren as politicians who have thrown their hat into the ring for a Democratic nomination.

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Ugandan Man Becomes A Lawyer To Win Back Father's Land

When Jordyn Kinyera was 6 years old, his father lost his land after being sued by neighbors. At the time, his father was retired and didn't have many resources to fight the case.

For two decades, the case dragged on in court. However, on Monday (April 1) a Ugandan court delivered a final judgment in favor of Kinyera's father, thanks to Kinyera himself.

Speaking to the BBC Kinyera said seeing his father's legal woes inspired him to become a lawyer.

"I made the decision to become a lawyer later in life but much of it was inspired by events I grew up witnessing, the circumstances and frustrations my family went through during the trial and how it affected us," Kinyera said.

It took Kinyera 18 years to receive the education needed to become a lawyer. Yet despite how long it took for him to legally win the land back, he's happy.

"Justice delayed is justice denied. My father is 82 years and he can't do much with the land now. It's up to us children to pick up from where he left."

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