This week Ice Cube announced an update to his “Contract with Black America”, which lays out specific, generational issues facing Black women in America and African Americans in the sports industry, as well as other tactical solutions he feels would benefit African Americans as a whole.
The original contract was announced last summer and was fodder for cable news networks for months later.
“I’m not playing no more of these political games … I’m going to whoever’s in power and I’m going to speak to them about our problems,” Ice Cube said back in October 2020. “I’m not going in there talking about minorities, I’m not going in there talking about people of color or diversity or none of that stuff. I’m going there for Black Americans, the ones who are descendants of slaves.”
The ‘Contract with Black America’ can be viewed here: https://contractwithblackamerica.us/
Cube teamed up with lawyer and activist Kamilah Moore, as well as lawyer Maureen Simmons, to add provisions specifically targeted at problems facing Black women. The contract contains a section with legislative and guiding idealism as well.
Some may recall the amount of flack that Cube faced when it was revealed that he had been working with members of the Trump administration to craft the “Contract”. It was also revealed that Cube blew off a Zoom call with then-Vice President candidate Kamala Harris, which didn’t help the visuals at all.