(AllHipHop News) What made NWA revolutionary was not the cussing and “gangsta” talk, the lyricism of a prolific 19-year-old.
Over 30 years later, he is still speaking out against injustice against Black people. However, as a grown man, he is not recording songs to get the message to the masses … he is producing comprehensive plans.
Inspired by the nation’s current civil unrest and protesting, the multi-hyphenated icon, Ice Cube, has put his ideas on paper.
The document is called “A Contract with Black America: Addressing Racial Inequality” and details the demands and concessions that African Americans need to see in the near future.
This Contract With Black America was designed to start the hard conversations. It was made to be perfected and debated. Add comments and suggestions so we can create a better contract with America that will help create a better and more perfect Union. https://t.co/3VXjGSH6Uc
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 1, 2020
It is divided into seven sections:
Black Opportunity and Representation
Massive Bank Lending and Finance Reform
Additional Financial Reform
Judicial and Public Policy Reform
Constitutional Amendment Codifying Expansion of the 13th Amendment by the Courts
Entertainment Industry Reform
Reparations and Monuments and Institutions
Within Ice Cube’s program, he addresses ways to uplift the community by dismantling systemic racism and building equity models to help people have access to opportunities in major ways.
One way is by making sure that Black and brown kids can get into secondary schools, colleges, and universities that have a tradition of blocking out people of color.
The mandate is that all of these institutions have to meet or exceed 13.4% enrollment of minority students. The number is not random, but represents the actual percentage that Black people make up in America.
Cube’s plan asks for not just police reform and more judges that look like the communities in which they serve, but for there to be a “codifying expansion” of the 13th Amendment.
He is also asking for reparations and new banking policies that do not make it so difficult for people of color to borrow or lend.
Should this document be taken seriously, financial reform, policy & legislative reform, and just an all-around rehaul of the system will be on the horizon.
Sometimes you have to “F##k the police” to get some attention. Ice Cube continues to show us to get it done.