October 21, 2020

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The NFL considering playing the Black national anthem before week 1 games

The NFL considering playing the Black national anthem before week 1 games

The NFL has reportedly decided to play the Black National Anthem before every Week 1 game. “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing” — which is often referred to as the Black National Anthem will be played or performed before the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ prior to every game in the first week of the season. Also the names of victims of police brutality will be displayed on players’ helmets and jerseys. The league hopes its efforts demonstrate “a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard,” “This is key to educating fans, and becoming a prominent voice in the fight to end racism.”

Lift ev’ry voice and sing
‘Til earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won
Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past
‘Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast
God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land

Lashaun Turner
Lashaun is a Multi-Media Content Creator, Radio/TV Host -Owner Cali.FM. Entrepreneur, Music Publicist, Blogger, and former (2016-2020) NBC/CNBC affiliate Broadcaster @KCAA Radio 102.3FM. I am just the messenger. DON'T ask me any Questions and you WON'T get any Answers !!