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    An article published in the Los Angeles Times Tuesday said that the “Star-Spangled Banner” should be replaced by Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me.” LA Times contributor Jody Rosen cited “viral posts on social media” which said the anthem is racist, and argued it is aesthetically a bad song in the article. Rosen concluded saying the message of “Lean on Me” can be a foundation for a “decent” society. “If the point of a national anthem is to provide a mnemonic,...
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Eminem is putting Drew Brees and his controversial statements back in the spotlight. Just when New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thought that he had finally put his national anthem comments to bed, the rap world has reignited that fire with some incendiary lyrics — courtesy of Eminem. In a new song called “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Practical solutions lacking in social justice quest The outcry for social change continues but sadly few practical solutions have been offered. One would be to eliminate public-sector unions, which provide the biggest roadblock to firing the few incompetent police, teachers and civil servants. Second would be the reimagining of public housing to eliminate the segregated ghettos seen in far too many cities. These impediments to...
    Major League Baseball’s social media accounts has gone full woke with dozens of Black Lives Matter posts from the league and players alike. Pro baseball escaped from much of the anthem kneeling controversies in 2016 and 2017 by steering clear of wokeness for the most part. But that seems to be coming to an end if the league’s Twitter account is any indication of where baseball is headed. MLB’s Twitter feed is filled with paeans to Black Lives Matter that...
    HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday banned school students from singing of “Glory to Hong Kong,” the unofficial anthem of the pro-democracy protest movement, just hours after Beijing set up its new national security bureau in the Chinese-ruled city. New security legislation imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing requires the Asian financial hub to “promote national security education in schools and universities and through social organizations, the media, the internet.” The school anthem ban will further stoked concerns...
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday banned school students from singing of Glory to Hong Kong, the unofficial anthem of the pro-democracy protest movement, just hours after Beijing set up its new national security bureau in the Chinese-ruled city. New security legislation imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing requires the Asian financial hub to promote national security education in schools and universities and through social organisations, the media, the internet. The school anthem ban will further stoked...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13)  — A decades-old Sacramento ordinance is in question after a lawsuit was filed against the city. The ordinance requires people to stand at attention during the national anthem and implies criminal punishment if the law is broken. ”The city basically said that it is required to stand at attention during the national anthem. This is a 1928 ordinance,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. It’s one of several old laws that remain on the city books. Others include a ban...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The City of Sacramento is being sued over a law requiring people to stand for the national anthem.The Sacramento Bee reports, according to a city code, people who dont stand can face fines of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail.A Las Vegas man filed the suit out of fear he could be arrested if he refuses to stand during the anthem at Sacramento Kings games.A city spokesperson says he was not aware of...
    ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by Dontari Poe #92 of the Atlanta Falcons aat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe wants Jerry Jones to speak up about racial injustice. Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe said Tuesday that he plans to kneel for the national anthem during the 2020 NFL season, and that he hopes owner Jerry Jones...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KABC) -- The City of Sacramento is being sued over a law requiring people to stand for the national anthem.The Sacramento Bee reports, according to a city code, people who dont stand can face fines of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail.A Las Vegas man filed the suit out of fear he could be arrested if he refuses to stand during the anthem at Sacramento Kings games.A city spokesperson says he was not aware...
    The National Football League reportedly plans to start Week One games by playing two separate anthems. Preceding kickoff, first will come the song known traditionally as the unofficial Black national anthem, the 120-year-old spiritual “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” That performance will be followed by our nation’s bona fide national anthem, our beloved “Star-Spangled Banner,” (or so say multiple news stories citing anonymous sources.) My first instinct upon hearing this news was to dismiss it as political correctness. SAINTS DEMARIO...
    Getty Cowboys proprietor/GM Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys defensive sort out Dontari Poe is able to take a stand — by not standing. Poe, who signed with the workforce this offseason, advised Bleacher Report that he’s “undoubtedly leaning towards” kneeling throughout the Nationwide Anthem in 2020 as a approach to struggle police brutality and social injustice. “If you happen to don’t perceive it, then you definately simply don’t wish to comprehend it,” he...
    Getty Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe is ready to take a stand — by not standing. Poe, who signed with the team this offseason, told Bleacher Report that he’s “definitely leaning toward” kneeling during the National Anthem in 2020 as a way to fight police brutality and social injustice. “If you don’t understand it, then you just don’t want to know it,” he said. Cowboys players, new and old, understand that taking a...
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Outkick.com’s Jason Whitlock addressed the NFL’s decision to reported plan to play the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” prior to games in addition to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Whitlock said the NFL’s leadership caving to Black Lives Matter, which he deemed “a Marxist political organization,” is a “historic failure” and “cowardice at its highest level.” “The NFL will run off a nice, fat chunk of its audience and will never...
    Last month, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt excoriated fans who called Colin Kaepernick anti-American, but Watt has been mysteriously silent since Kaepernick tweeted that the Independence Day holiday is a celebration of “white supremacy.” In June, slammed fans who call Kaepernick’s anthem protests an example of hate for America, the flag, and our veterans. Watt insisted that “you aren’t listening,” if you still believe the anthem protests are about the flag or the military. But Watt has been completely...
    Alex Thomas July 6, 2020 0 Comments Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company in collaboration with his production company, Ra Vision Media, to put out a documentary that will chronicle his life from a football player to activist. In a tweet on Monday, Kaepnernick wrote, “I am excited for this partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers & producers. I look forward...
    Not everyone was on board with Formula 1’s plan to kneel during the Austrian national anthem during the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Six of the competition’s 20 drivers declined the gesture, which was meant to support the Black Lives Matter movement and promote racial equality. Lewis Hamilton, the lone Black driver currently in the circuit, was one of the leaders in the push to kneel. Hamilton and fellow Mercedes driver Valtarri Bottas also raced in all-black vehicles. Hamilton had previously...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were held from D.C. to Seattle with arm-locked protesters of different races reciting the song’s lyrics while marching against police brutality of unarmed Black people. The demonstrations throughout the U.S. were ignited after George Floyd, who...
    Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Lift Every Voice and Sing hymn ignites hope across nation LOS ANGELES (AP) The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were...
    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were held from D.C. to Seattle with arm-locked protesters of different races reciting the song’s lyrics while marching against police brutality of unarmed Black people. The demonstrations throughout the...
    Kanye West Says I Am Running for President as Elon Musk Says You Have My Full Support! Forget earnings season. What’s the rest of 2020 going to look like? Lift Every Voice and Sing hymn ignites hope across nation LOS ANGELES (AP) The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were held from D.C. to Seattle with arm-locked protesters of different races reciting the song’s lyrics while marching against police brutality of unarmed Black people. The demonstrations throughout the U.S. were ignited after George Floyd, who...
    On Saturday, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick slammed Independence Day as a “celebration of white supremacy,” a far cry from the activist’s cheery July 4 post preceding his national anthem protests. “Black [people] have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized [and] terrorized by America for centuries, [and] are expected to join your commemoration of ‘independence,’ while you enslaved our ancestors,” posted the Nike-sponsored multi-millionaire. “We reject your celebration of white supremacy [and] look forward to liberation for all.” Black ppl have been...
    Nike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy.” On Saturday afternoon, as 4th of July festivities were getting underway across the country. Kaepernick took to Twitter and accused America of having “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” black people for centuries. Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while...
    In a performative gesture that does nothing to discourage police from killing Black people, the National Football League has decided to jump on the feel-good Black-ally bandwagon and play “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” (aka. the Black National Anthem) at the start of every week one game when the season opens on September 10. The song, which was written in 1900 and set to music in 1905, will reportedly play before the usual national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, and will...