Skip to comments.Singer subs 'black anthem' for 'Star Spangled Banner'
Posted on 07/02/2008 4:24:41 PM PDT by kellynla
A singer who was to perform the "Star Spangled Banner" at the presentation of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's State of the City address yesterday substituted the "Black National Anthem" without notifying anyone, because she says as a black, she just doesn't feel American.
"I pulled a switcheroonie on them," Rene Marie said in a report in the Denver Post.
In a video of the event, Marie had been introduced by city council president Michael Hancock, who said she would sing the national anthem. Instead, she sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," also known as the "Black National Anthem," to the tune of the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Audience members were bewildered, council members outraged and the mayor expressed his disappointment.
"We were as surprised as anyone that jazz singer Rene Marie did not sing our national anthem at today's State of the City ceremony, as our staff had requested. As I listened to her sing, I assumed she would eventually move into the traditional Star Spangled Banner," Hickenlooper said in a statement.
Council member Charlie Brown said, "There is no substitute for the national anthem. Period. This is the State of the City address. It's not an NAACP convention."
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Hope it gets more play, nationally.
Earlier story. Different title.
One of the most disgusting acts against America I have ever seen or heard.
it was on FoxNews earlier, but have not seen it on cnn
Thank you, Michelle Obama.
People get the government they deserve. Joseph deMaistre.
And when people become THIS freaking STUPID and inattentive to their freedoms, THIS is the candidate they deserve.
1 minute satirical Obama video here:
Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.
“I pulled a switcheroonie on them,” Rene Marie said ...
The Cactus Cuties - The National Anthem
....me too Marie.
“Black national anthem”.... (insert sound of grinding teeth here).
I’m REALLY sick of black racism.
I’m REALLY sick of blacks whining about racism.
If this person doesn’t feel “American” because they’re black, they’re just a demented, pathetic, indoctrinated IDIOT, who deserves NOTHING but contempt.
... unless, of course, we’re committing a “contempt crime” now...
Well, isn't she cuuuute.
What an idiot. I read about this yesterday (on FR) but I still haven't seen much sign that it's going to be widely known outside of Denver or FR.
Well, maybe we're just getting ready for Obama's Chocolate Presidency.
She must be a dues paying member of the keep the hate alive society of muckrakers and manure slingers .
Too many people make it as clear as this POS did by proving they do not want too ever be part of America they want America destroyed, dismantled and disemboweled.
.........but that is just my opinion on sorts like this persons piss poor performance and look and me self aggrandizing effort too show herself too be a total ass that can;t be trusted too do what she was asked too do and agreed too do. A real statement as too the reliability of folks bent on “changing” America to fit their individual needs and wants vs making America better every day for all it’s citizens !
Doom on those that do such !
I would like to believe that no relationship exists between this act and Obama’s candidacy. However, a little voice in my head is telling me that if we see more of this kind of stuff over the next few months, such a relationship is probably real.
She’s just a lying witch.
Calling it an artist’s choice doesn’t cancel the lie.
She has no honor.
I’m glad she feels she’s not an American because I feel the same about her.
To Rene Marie,
that`s why Liberia was created, so malcontents such as your self can leave the USA.
SO GO BACK TO AFRICA.
I certainly would not have kept my hand over my heart as some did...
She likes our country as much as Michelle Obama. If Obama wins, these America haters will come out of the woodwork.
This is just a sample of what we’re in for in post-racial America.
Not her. Instead of heading back to Africa, she would rather stay in the US and hate whitey.