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At this year’s Super Bowl the woke National Football League is featuring the singing of Lift Every Voice and Sing, known as the so-called “black national anthem,” before the start of this year’s game.
The song will be sung before the U.S. national anthem.
According to Mashable, “If the Super Bowl is your introduction to national treasure Sheryl Lee Ralph, welcome. The veteran singer-actress is set to take the Super Bowl stage Sunday to perform what is known as the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” She’s joined by country singer Chris Stapleton singing the national anthem and R&B star Babyface performing “America the Beautiful.’”
Ralph gushed at the opportunity to perform the song a the Super Bowl:
They are literally dividing us on the biggest TV stage of the year.
Needless to say it is striking a sour note online:
Many Black people as well are not happy about this development, and are speaking out:
Arizona is hosting Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs will square off against Philadelphia Eagles.
The kick off is at 6:30 pm ET.