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    The NFL to play the Black national anthem before Week 1 games

    (CNN)The NFL plans to have the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" -- known as the Black national anthem -- performed live or played before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told CNN on Thursday.

    The news was first reported by The Undefeated, which is owned by ESPN.

    According to the source, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" will be played before "The Star-Spangled Banner." This will begin with the nationally televised first game of the season, which is on September 10, when the defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, host the Houston Texans.

    The song also will be played during the full slate of those Week 1 Sunday afternoon games, during Sunday Night Football and during the two ESPN Monday night games, the source says.

    Additionally, the source says that the league is working collaboratively with players to recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season. Among the items being discussed with players are adding names of victims on helmet decals or jerseys patches, as well as educational programs and storytelling (such as additional PSAs about the victims and their families)...

    NFL plans to play Black national anthem before Week 1 games - CNN

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    Does this mean no more kneeling? Or are they still going to kneel when they play the Natl Anthem?

    My prediction? Either way, they can expect a lot more empty seats. I'm reading the comments from sports fans and it's not positive

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    Not my comment, but one I read somewhere: "Is black a country? How can a race have a "national" anthem."

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    If only everyone would just read their bibles and submit to God we wouldn't have any of these issues.


    Acts 17:26
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    26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

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    I just don't get it...

    On the one hand, Folks say they want to be seen as "just people" and not judged by their race, but on the other hand, they insist on making EVERYTHING about race.

    Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    I just don't get it...

    On the one hand, Folks say they want to be seen as "just people" and not judged by their race, but on the other hand, they insist on making EVERYTHING about race.

    Am I missing something?
    Bingo.

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    Ted Cruz calls report of NFL playing black national anthem 'asinine'

    Ted Cruz calls report of NFL playing black national anthem '''asinine''' | Fox News

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    Ted Cruz calls report of NFL playing black national anthem 'asinine'

    Ted Cruz calls report of NFL playing black national anthem '''asinine''' | Fox News
    An island of reason in a sea of insanity.

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