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  • NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games, report says

    07/02/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Daniel Canova
    The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the black national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. The decision to play the song comes following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality. According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

    07/02/2020 9:23:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 90 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 2, 2020 | ROB MAADDI
    Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.
  • Singer subs 'black anthem' for 'Star Spangled Banner'

    07/02/2008 4:24:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 63 replies · 212+ views ^ | July 02, 2008 | staff
    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...