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According to Ice Cube, Both Biden and Trump Have Reached Out to Him / WATCH

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*Have you heard about Ice Cube‘s “Contract With Black America” campaign? He’s been out promoting it to make it part of the conversation in the upcoming presidential election.

Cube says the contract serves as a “blueprint to achieve racial economic justice.” He also said in a conversation with TMZ Live that been in contact with both Joe Biden and Donald Trump to outline his demands.

“The end game is to get a candidate to adopt this plan because it’s needed for Black America,” said Cube as he discussed his contract. Cube says he washed his hands of identity politics. In other words, he’s will to vote Trump back into office if he meets his demands before his Presidency is up.

“[Me and Biden’s team] talked about a few things,” said Cube. “Making sure that a fair amount of government contracts go to Black businesses, and I say Black specifically because the word ‘minority’ has actually hurt us because every minority usually gets something but us. I really wanna focus on economics. I think economics could fix a lot of these other social problems. They’re moving full-speed on dealing with social issues. The same amount of energy needs to go into getting us out of this economic hole that Black people have found themselves in generation after generation. We have to close this wealth gap.”

Ice Cube assures that both parties “understand that something big needs to be done.”

Check out what he has to say, below.

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Ice Cube also explained the ideas behind the ‘Contract with Black America’ with Jemele Hill on her podcast.

 

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FRRC Announces Voteteenth: It’s Time to Free the Vote!

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*Miami, FL – Today, September 19th, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) is hosting Voteteenth, a day of action and celebration to advance the modern day struggle for voting rights in America.

Voteteenth will rally artists, influencers, activists and communities to support FRRC’s efforts to protect the vote and defend democracy in the November election. Supporters include producer and civil rights activist Scott Budnick as well musician and activist Flo Rida (Tramar Lacel Dillard).

“Voteteenth is not just a celebration of democracy, it’s a call to action,” said Desmond Meade, Founder of FRRC. “FRRC will not rest until we free the vote for every one of Florida’s 1.4 million returning citizens who want to make their voice heard and their vote counted. We expanded democracy in 2018 and want to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote gets registered, and we want those who would deny returning citizens their voice to know that we’re not going anywhere.”

“In 2018, when Floridians overwhelmingly voted to grant returning citizens the right to vote, I was unbelievably proud of my home state,” said Flo Rida. “But now these voting rights are under attack, with fines and fees keeping many returning citizens from registering. On Voteteenth, we’re standing up to defend democracy, because money shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone’s inalienable right to vote.”

“We cannot have a conversation about voting rights in America without talking about returning citizens and what is going on in Florida today. FRRC is doing the work to defend democracy at a time when it is more important than ever. ” said Scott Budnick, Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. “Voteteenth and the unwavering commitment of FRRC will ensure the voices of Florida’s returning citizens are heard at the polls this election year.”

With less than 30 days from Florida’s October 5th voter registration deadline and with the U.S. District Courts recently upholding a modern day poll tax, FRRC is committed to paying the fines and fees of Florida’s returning citizens, people with past felony convictions) through their Fines & Fees program, empowering people with past convictions to become eligible voters. To learn how you can get involved, visit the

V oteteenth website.

FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (people with felony convictions) who are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety.

For press inquiries, please contact Taylor Hopkins ([email protected] or 407-675-6412) or Michael Galfetti ([email protected] or 7 57-759-2576).

 

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 Can an old politician learn new tricks?

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*With November approaching, I’d like to ask a question. What is an acceptable term for our politicians? Currently our representatives can serve for their lifetime.

With no term limits, they hold their position until they are voted out, retire or replaced when they die. What is your take on career politicians? For me, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

However, if it is broken, it’s time for fresh tactics. With election day coming, it’s time to grade your reps. Who’s passing & who’s failing their two/four year evaluation? Have they earned another term or is it time for new blood. To steal a quote from Jesus, “No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.” Luke 5 verse 37. I think we have all witnessed a mess like that before.

Now I know what you may be thinking. What if neither option is appealing? That’s bad news if they happen to be your doctor. But the good news is, they are not. They are replaceable contractors hired to do a job. We must pick one or no work gets done. So pick wisely. Keeping in mind that they need to campaign again in two to four years.

I have never been a hiring manager, however I know their evaluation on whom to hire falls on the candidate with the least amount of red flags. And if that person doesn’t work out, they are soon replaced. So, are you happy with the status of your community? What Senator and house representative shares your vision for your neighborhood? After all they make the law for it. Are schools taken care of by your State Board of Education members? Are there just and fair laws handed down by your District Judges and Attorneys? Are you pleased with enforcement by county courts and officers? Now is the time to make your voices heard. Because like it or not, the consequences fall squarely in our lap. Good or bad. So take some time to craft your team. Your community is counting on you.

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WE REMEMBER: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Dead at 87

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*For a lot of people, today, September 17, 2020 is yet one more reminder of how dark this year is. That reminder, unfortunately, is the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was 87.

Ginsberg died Friday evening at her home in Washington DC. Her death was due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer, according to an announcement from the Supreme Court.

“Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in the statement. “Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Here’s more via CNN:

President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsberg back in 1993 and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.

Along the way, she developed a rock star type status and was dubbed the “Notorious R.B.G.” In speaking events across the country before liberal audiences, she was greeted with standing ovations as she spoke about her view of the law, her famed exercise routine and her often fiery dissents.

She had suffered from five bouts of cancer, most recently a recurrence in early 2020 when a biopsy revealed lesions on her liver. In a statement she said that chemotherapy was yielding “positive results” and that she was able to maintain an active daily routine.

“I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said in a statement in July 2020. ” I remain fully able to do that.”

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She told an audience in 2019 that she liked to keep busy even when she was fighting cancer. “I found each time that when I’m active, I’m much better than if I’m just lying about and feeling sorry for myself,” she said in New York at the Yale Club at an event hosted by Moment Magazine. Ginsburg told another audience that she thought she would serve until she was 90 years old.

Tiny in stature, she could write opinions that roared disapproval when she thought the majority had gone astray.

Before the election of President Donald Trump, Ginsburg told CNN that he “is a faker” and noted that he had “gotten away with not turning over his tax returns.” She later said she regretted making the comments and Trump suggested she should recuse herself in cases concerning him. She never did.

In 2011, by contrast, President Barack Obama singled out Ginsburg at a White House ceremony. “She’s one of my favorites,” he said, “I’ve got a soft spot for Justice Ginsburg.”

The vacancy gives Trump the opportunity to further solidify the conservative majority on the court and fill the seat of a woman who broke through the glass ceiling at a time when few women attended law school with a different justice who could steer the court to the right on social issues.

Read/learn MORE at CNN.

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