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~~February 6, 2017~~ 

LADY GAGA GLITTERS

Last night, February 5, Lady Gaga literally took a leap of faith (via some very trustworthy suspension cables) when she opened her Super Bowl Halftime Performance with a riff on patriotic classics.

After her epic (and already-memed) dive towards the stage, our Lady fearlessly sang her anthem, “Born This Way,” resplendent in crystal eye makeup and a glittering ensemble. If ever there was a time for “Yas Gaga,” this was it.

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http://www.teenvogue.com/story/lady-gaga-super-bowl-halftime-show-political

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At the end of the day …. “The ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner …. did you know?”!!


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~~September 4, 2016~~ 

HISTORY BEHIND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

I find it very interesting how, when any event takes place, I like to go back and look for the history behind it.

Why did the event take place?

Colin Kaepernick’s statement is such a situation for me.

I’m not a football fan. I’d never heard of Kaepernick.

I sure know about him now!

I have been following the stories about excessive force in law enforcement events since Trayvon Martin’s death. It really came to my full attention with Michael Brown’s death.

Since then, I’ve been up on follow up events, situations and details.

I followed Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile … many  more in between and many after.

I consider myself to be a fair, balanced individual.

There’s no doubt in my mind that these are instances of excessive police force.

Rather than de-escalation, it’s escalation.

It’s more prevalent within the African-American population.

This is the message that Keapernick is trying to bring to the forefront.

Seems to me he’s done a good job at calling attention to this matter.

Here’s some history behind that national anthem.

Did you know?

I didn’t.

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The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear?

In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the attacks on Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. These lyrics were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called “Anacreon in Heaven,” and then officially arranged by John Philip Sousa. Key’s famous lyrics entered the world as a broadside ballad, or a song written on a topical subject, and printed for wide distribution.

More than a century later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem, and in 1931, the US Congress confirmed the decision. The tune has kicked off ceremonies of national importance and athletic events ever since.

While the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances.

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For full read and lyrics

http://blog.dictionary.com/star-spangled-banner/

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~Nine Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”~

Francis Scott Key intended his verses to be song lyrics, not poetry

Key was not imprisoned on a British warship when he penned his verses

The flag Key “hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming” did not fly “through the perilous fight”

The song was not originally entitled “The Star-Spangled Banner”

(“Defense of Fort M’Henry”)

It did not become the national anthem until more than a century after it was written

The national anthem has four verses

Key opposed American entry into the War of 1812

Key was a consummate Washington insider

Key was a one-hit wonder who might have been tone deaf

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~Colin Kaepernick and the ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner~

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A new National Anthem is really needed

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~~August 31, 2016~~ 

COLIN KAEPERNICK

To those who have a problem with this football player’s actions, even though they go against all the fabric of what you have been taught in America,

there’s a reason, there’s a purpose, there’s a message in his action.

It you don’t get it, then you are part of that problem.

“We, the people of color” … “We the indigenous people” …. “We the people of Puerto Rico” …. Stand up and be proud! Shake “the master” off!!

This action addresses directly the current situation with the “people of color”.

Think about it … how many other “people” can be on include in this sentence?

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Colin Kaepernick has awakened some serious issues for the caucasian European humans in The United Slave States Of AmeriKKKlan. See, in AmeriKKKa, we The People Of Color, are aware of racism on a daily basis.

We The People Of Color understand there is NO such thing as a “post racial America.” We The People Of Color live racism everyday, no matter what our so called “station” in life happens to be in our minds.

~Mr. Militant Negro~

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Black Patriotism: Colin Kaepernick Style.

https://theobamacrat.com/2016/08/30/black-patriotism-colin-kaepernick-style/

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Something to think about …. “Hate in people’s hearts need to be removed”!!


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~~July 1, 2015~~ 

CIRCULATING AROUND SOCIAL MEDIA

I completely understand the thinking process about the removal of the Confederate flag by Bree Newsome.

I get it … it won’t solve the racism problem rampart in this nation.

Yet, I think, that there’s always that the longest journey is started by the fist step.

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Bree Newsome, the woman who climbed a flag pole as dawn broke in Columbia, S.C. to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the statehouse, has been called “courageous” and a “superhero.”

“We made this decision because for us, this is not simply about a flag, but rather it is about abolishing the spirit of hatred and oppression in all its forms,” Newsome added.

‘I refuse to be ruled by fear’.

They decided that a black woman should be the one to remove cut the flag down and that a white man, activist James Tyson, 30, would help her over the fence “as a sign that our alliance transcended both racial and gender divides.” Tyson was also arrested on Saturday.

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Taking Down The Confederate Flag Won’t ‘Solve’ Racism

If removing the flag could counter the impact of centuries of oppression, that would be incredible. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The Confederate flag may no longer be flying over the capitol, but the families of the nine Emanuel AME Church members who were killed in the name of hatred will still never be the same.

It might seem obvious that removing the flag won’t “solve” racism, but the sentiment bears repeating. Taking down the Confederate flag is just a band-aid over a gaping wound, and right now, our country is still bleeding.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/confederate-flag-racism_n_7647194.html

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