National Anthem

On Thanksgiving Day, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem for a football game in Detroit. Fans were shocked when this rendition of the National Anthem ended up being more than four minutes long. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Viewers complained they had time to cook and eat their turkeys in the time […]

Last week, singer Sevyn Streeter was blocked from singing the national anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after she showed up in a shirt that the organization didn’t like. The 76ers received widespread backlash after Sevyn posted a video to her Instagram immediately after they told her she couldn’t sing. […]

The issue of Colin Kaepernick‘s controversiality following his decision to protest the National Anthem is something close to Rickey Smiley‘s heart. He explains the cruel realities of racism in America that leads people to protest, and why people really have no right to look down on Colin because of his decision to take a knee. […]

Lil Wayne was a guest on Fox Sports One’s “Undisputed,” where Skip Bayless asked him for his thoughts about Colin Kaepernick‘s protest of the National Anthem, and the state of racism in America. Lil Wayne’s response earned him widespread criticism when he essentially stated that he thought racism in America was over. Sign Up For […]

Colin Kaepernick has gained a lot of support when it comes to his controversial protest of the National Anthem – but he's also gained a few haters.

The whirlwind spurred by Colin Kaepernick‘s decision not to stand during the National Anthem has prompted racist opposition to lash out in many ways, like burning Kaepernick’s jersey, or even going so far as to demand that black athletes leave the country if they don’t like it so much. Jeff Johnson explains the misguided mind-work […]

The NFL kicked off its 2016 season with fans upset over Colin Kaepernick's protest and the booing of Pres. Obama's video taped message.

Chris Brown has had a rough few weeks following his gun-saga arrest, but he’s back to his old unapologetic self. The singer joined the National Anthem protest at a charity basketball game on Sunday, which marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Tank sang the now-controversial anthem and urged the crowd, even those who would otherwise protest, […]

Bernice Jenkins called her friend Cora in heaven and also got a chance to talk to some of her other friends, like Michael Jackson and Maya Angelou. Most notably, she got to talk to Martin Luther King Jr. and hear some of his thoughts about Colin Kaepernick‘s protest of the national anthem. Listen to the […]