O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube, a founding member of the seminal hip-hop group, N.W.A., and Hollywood heavyweight, has been steadily pushing his Contract With Black America for the betterment of Black Americans. He announced late last year that he had been working behind the scenes to rework his Contract With Black America (CWBA).
On Tuesday, Ice Cube took to Twitter to reveal that he has “added 2 new sections to the Contract With Black America.”
— Ice Cube (@icecube) March 2, 2021
On the Contract With Black America website, it states that 2 new sections have been added.
- Sports Industry Economic Development Plan – CWBA Sports Initiative.
“This CWBA Sports Initiative is offered to address the systemic racism prevalent in much of the sports industry, particularly as it relates to economics, leadership, participation, and wages. The solutions presented are primarily designed to target the professional and collegiate levels, with regards to sports where the labor force is overwhelmingly Black, but also to address the growing underrepresentation of Blacks in youth sports due to the increase in pay-to-play systems. The call is for the respective sports leagues and National Governing Bodies to enact or adopt the recommended action items and in some instances, will require collaboration between the leagues, the NGBs, and the Federal, State, and City governments.”
- Additional Concerns Regarding Black Women.
This section has been added to address specific feedback. It was done in collaboration with Kamilah Moore and Maureen Simmons as well as input given on the CWBA site.
“Black women who were enslaved in the United States toiled American soil, alongside Black enslaved men and children, for over 250 years. Essentially, enslaved Black American women gave birth to the United States –they were forced to neglect the well-being of their own children and families to breastfeed, and even birth the children of their masters and mistresses. After emancipation, Black American women descendants of chattel slavery were still subject to state-sanctioned violence in the form of racial terror (lynchings), forced sterilization, and the denial of civil rights afforded to them under the 13th, 14th, and 19th Amendments. Today, Black American women live in the ‘afterlife’ of chattel slavery, and thus, continue to face unique challenges derived from the enslavement and subjugation of their ancestors.”
You can go to the Contract With Black America website to view the additional changes added.