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The Negro National Anthem
The Association of Black Collegians (ABC) ^

Posted on 02/13/2010 8:30:08 PM PST by Bronzy

The Negro National Anthem (Lift Every Voice and Sing) Composed by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth
This anthem was recgonized as part of Black History Month in Indianapolis. Why is the use of the word negro acceptable during Black History month but not in casual conversation. When can we settle an identifier for the Negro race without being called racist for using a word such as negro, black, darkie (my great-great-grandmother) or African American?
1 posted on 02/13/2010 8:30:08 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

Good question, but it’s a good song.


2 posted on 02/13/2010 8:37:38 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Bronzy

You may listen to it hear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGWsqR6UbGk


3 posted on 02/13/2010 8:38:31 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

OK, what do they mean by NATIONAL Anthem ? Is this a plot to form a separate nation or what ?

Whatever happened to E PLURIBUS UNUM ?


4 posted on 02/13/2010 8:39:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Bronzy

Hear = here lol


5 posted on 02/13/2010 8:39:20 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

I find the young Jesse Jackson’s stereotypical “Afro” hairstyle racist.


6 posted on 02/13/2010 8:41:51 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: dr_who

Well dadgum, who knew?
I thought it was “pants on the ground”.

Silly me.


7 posted on 02/13/2010 8:44:10 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Bronzy

A great song.


8 posted on 02/13/2010 8:44:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT ( Self-appointed Thread Monitor)
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To: Bronzy
When can we settle an identifier for the Negro race without being called racist for using a word such as negro, black, darkie (my great-great-grandmother) or African American?

It won't happen until the blacks stop buying into the doctrine of victimization espoused by poverty pimps like Jackson and Sharpton, and now Obama and Holder. Now that the Civil Rights Act and followup legislation has made discrimination illegal in this country, professional "victims" need to be able to fall back on the fact that they have been "insulted" because they were referred to by a name that had gone out of favor one, five, or ten years ago.

9 posted on 02/13/2010 8:45:28 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: goseminoles

You must be even sillier than I am since I have no idea what you’re talking about.


10 posted on 02/13/2010 8:45:29 PM PST by dr_who
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know the answer. The link gives a history of sort. We have a “Black History Month” and the song was a part of a celebration here in Indianapolis as reported on the 11:00 PM news.


11 posted on 02/13/2010 8:46:00 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy
3rd verse is my favorite:
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee.
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.

12 posted on 02/13/2010 8:52:20 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT ( Self-appointed Thread Monitor)
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To: Bronzy
why not just the national anthem? where's the korean national anthem, the european national anthem, or the south-african white-african (non-african-American) national anthem? screw the "black national anthem."

our country has ONE national anthem, and it IS for all of us!

black history month... phhhffft!!!!!!!!!!!1

13 posted on 02/13/2010 8:54:44 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: Bronzy

And all this time I thought it was “Brick House”.


14 posted on 02/13/2010 8:55:52 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: robomatik
I suppose next the gays will want their own national anthem.

I propose, "Lola", by whichever group sung it.

Sang it?

Singed it?

15 posted on 02/13/2010 8:59:10 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bronzy

Great tune, nice video..! Except for people getting hanged and beaten by whitey of course....

Anyone wonder why the tail bit of the video showed less than 10 seconds of MLK?

Because if they show more than that, they have to PAY..! They’d have to pay A LOT..! And if they didn’t, they’d get sued to the gills by MLK’s super greedy surviving family.

Public schools have to get exotic levels of permission to play the whole “I Have A Dream” speech, and it is VERY moving —most of us have heard only the most famous little snippets, assuming that we have also heard the rest, but that is not so.

Imagine being CHARGED to listen to a JFK speech.


16 posted on 02/13/2010 9:02:17 PM PST by TokuMei
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To: dr_who

This controversy came to mind:
http://www.slate.com/id/2241120/


17 posted on 02/13/2010 9:02:38 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Texas Eagle
the "gays" already have their national anthem, ymca
18 posted on 02/13/2010 9:03:02 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: dr_who
"You must be even sillier than I am since I have no idea what you’re talking about." ________________________________ I hope this helps.
19 posted on 02/13/2010 9:05:15 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Bronzy
"When can we settle an identifier for the Negro race without being called racist for using a word such as negro, black, darkie (my great-great-grandmother) or African American?"

Well, let's see ..... I kinda like the sound of your screen name. Is it OK if we start referring to you as "Bronzies"?

(Except that in Australia, I think you might be confused with the cops.)
20 posted on 02/13/2010 9:07:04 PM PST by shibumi (Health and well being for S. and L. - in Jesus name we pray!)
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To: Bronzy

So where is Negroland?


21 posted on 02/13/2010 9:07:12 PM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: Bronzy

The Scottish American Natonal Anthem.

Its a part of Scottish American History Month

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xde21qShWYA

And we don’t need any freekin government grants either.


22 posted on 02/13/2010 9:08:00 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: SeekAndFind

Diversity training.


23 posted on 02/13/2010 9:16:00 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
true to our native land

Which land is the last line referring to?

24 posted on 02/13/2010 9:17:21 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

It makes sense; after all, we celebrate MLK’s birthday as a holiday and we have affirmative action, where people are judged by the color of their skin....


25 posted on 02/13/2010 9:18:56 PM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Candor7

Thank you. Listened to it.


26 posted on 02/13/2010 9:21:08 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

They have their own “pledge of allegiance” too. Oh, and, of course, we can’t forget Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union”.


27 posted on 02/13/2010 9:21:32 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: MadJack

“Where is Negroland”?

Right here my friend. Haven’t you noticed?

I think its a natural phenomenom called “El Negro”.
Its a climate problem.


28 posted on 02/13/2010 9:39:08 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Bronzy

Then you might like this one.It will tingle you to your boots.

http://www.we7.com/track/Amazing-Grace?trackId=3253058&m=0


29 posted on 02/13/2010 9:43:32 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Bronzy

You may know the history of the composer of the piece,John Newton (1725–1807), who had been the Captain of a British Slave ship, and was deeply effected by the inhumanity of the slave trade, gave up his ship, became a monk renunciate and wrote this song.He later became a clergyman.

He was active in the prohibition of British Slavery during the Disraeli era.

Amazing Grace is deeply connected to Black America . It connects black folks with the Scots.It is also the national anthem of Sottish America.It has not even a shadow of political fabrication about it.


30 posted on 02/13/2010 9:53:09 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7

What about this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XdXEJEI4E&feature=related

Hey, this can go on and on... No matter who sings the song, it is precious. Thank you for yours. I am always moved by the vocals.


31 posted on 02/13/2010 10:01:58 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSiMdbKoBL8

I like this one.Ray Charles.I wish he had been accompanied by the pipes.The arrangement would have been perfect to have the pipes instead of an orchestra.


32 posted on 02/13/2010 10:08:48 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7
Thank you. That was moving. Seems that we have drifted from the Negro National Anthem to what is important in our lives.
33 posted on 02/13/2010 10:15:56 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Candor7

>> Scottish American Natonal Anthem.

Oh really? Me Mum was born in the slums of Airdrie (west of Glasgow). I went tae first grade wi’ a Scots burr (both parents worked; grandparents stayed on the far-um wi’ me).

My anthem is, and me Mum’s was (R.I.P.) the Star Spangled Banner. Forget the tribal crap. May God bless the U.S.A.


34 posted on 02/13/2010 10:45:04 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: QBFimi

LOL.

Whats wrong, you dont want a Black History month and an Irish History month, and A Native AMerican history month?

Each with its national anthem and federal grant programs?

Don’t believe in the cultural mosaic instead of the melting pot?

Run for office. I will vote for yah!


35 posted on 02/13/2010 11:39:14 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7
What about Scots/Korean month? ;^)
36 posted on 02/14/2010 12:41:18 AM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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Ach! here's the full commercial. It's better.
37 posted on 02/14/2010 12:43:51 AM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Bronzy

Negroid is as acceptable as Mongoliod or Caucasoid...what are we gonna do to satisfy folks?

change Spanish Negra?

or the river Niger?

or the nation Niger?

and so forth...and with many even notable blacks themselves calling each other ni$$er all the time and gloating over it while calling me racist if I used it ...I have rarely ..usually only in fights when i’m called MF cracker...

it’s gone beyond ridiculous...I was reared during the civil rights days in ground zero Dixie in a moderate civil rights family but all this garbage and the crime angle has ruined my former idealism...i now know what some of my ancestors feared...hell I’d have to be blind not to have seen all this unfold around me

reminds me of why schoolkids in public can’t talk CHRISTmas but they discuss the Christmas Day bomber.

My 10 year old ragged his lib teacher over this


38 posted on 02/14/2010 1:01:57 AM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: dr_who; goseminoles

Where u been dog?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMwhl4IrPNc

my kids including my 3 year old know it by heart

Go/Went Bama!


39 posted on 02/14/2010 1:04:46 AM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: Deb
"They have their own “pledge of allegiance” too. Oh, and, of course, we can’t forget Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union”."

Don't forget about the racially segregated "Congressional Black Caucus" keeping racism and racial preference alive on Capitol Hill.

40 posted on 02/14/2010 1:09:50 AM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: Bronzy

41 posted on 02/14/2010 6:18:50 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JouleZ

It doesn’t.


42 posted on 02/14/2010 8:35:22 AM PST by dr_who
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To: wardaddy

Ah.


43 posted on 02/14/2010 8:38:35 AM PST by dr_who
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To: TigersEye

That was strangely hilarious.


44 posted on 02/14/2010 4:38:15 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7

LOL I thought so too. ;-)


45 posted on 02/14/2010 4:52:18 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Bronzy

It is said that Bill Clinton knew all the words to every stanza.


46 posted on 02/14/2010 5:00:17 PM PST by firebrand (Unite the clans . . . please!)
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To: TigersEye

Some news, The Shambhaka News serbice anoounced today that the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo will have a chiled this August. The Queen is pregnant! Lots of celebration happening. The succession is hopefully assured.


47 posted on 02/14/2010 5:58:20 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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Terrific news! You have FReep-mail.


48 posted on 02/14/2010 6:20:00 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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