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National Anthem

Artist's Inspiring National Anthem Performance Is A Literal Work Of Art

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.22.2017 | Arts

You’ve probably never seen the national anthem performed like this before. Artist Joe Everson did more than sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at ...

Sport and Society for Arete -End of Year Wrap

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is customary for those who work in news and sports to look back on the year as it comes to its close and create lists of the ten best of "this and ...

Indian Cinemas Ordered to Play National Anthem

AsiaToday | Posted 12.15.2016 | World

[The national anthem is being played at a movie theater located in a shopping mall in southern New Delhi, India, on Dec. 14. The audience are standing...

World War II Vet's Haunting National Anthem On Harmonica Wows Crowd

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on Wednesday, World War II veteran Pete DuPre played the national anthem on his harmonica befo...

From Trump's America to Modi's India, Mandatory Patriotism Is Dangerous

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI ― The worldwide swell of nationalist fervor notched up a curious victory last week when India’s Supreme Court, once seen as a bastion of...

Aretha Franklin Serenaded America With 5-Minute Long National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.25.2016 | Sports

National treasure Aretha Franklin performed a showstopping rendition of the National Anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving ...

NFL Player Apologizes For Sitting During National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.15.2016 | Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans refused to stand for the national anthem before his team’s 36–10 victory over the Chicago Bears on S...

76ers Apologize For Not Letting Anthem Singer Wear 'We Matter' Shirt

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.28.2016 | Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers apologized Friday for not allowing singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter to perform the national anthem at the team’s opening seas...

National Anthem Singer Pulled Because Of 'We Matter' Shirt

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.27.2016 | Sports

Was suppose to sing the anthem at @sixers & @okcthunder game but mins b4 @sixers said I couldn't because I was wearing a "We Matter" jersey pic.twitt...

Ref Kneels During National Anthem In Solidarity With Player Protests

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.25.2016 | Sports

A North Carolina ref took a knee for injustice during the Star Spangled Banner at a high school football game.

A Youth Football Team Protested The National Anthem. Now Their Season Is Canceled.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

Young athletes across the country have joined Colin Kaepernick’s effort to stand up against police brutality by taking a knee during the national an...

High School Volleyball Player Slays National Anthem After Recording Fails

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.14.2016 | Good News

This San Antonio, Texas athlete really aced an impromptu performance. A video recently shared on Facebook shows an Oliver Wendell Holmes High School ...

Student Voices Matter: On Police Brutality And Anthem Protests

Justin C. Young | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

Students remind us the important lesson that when we isolate, segregate, and diminish the lives of others, it devalues the state, and devalues our shared humanity. These students show that if you want to be about something, if you want to truly be patriotic instead of just seeming so, this is one of the ways to do just that.

Can We All Just Stand United For Two Minutes

Chris Cognac | Posted 09.30.2016 | Los Angeles
Chris Cognac

Torrance Destroyers Goalie Gabe Cognac Photo: Art Wong There is an old saying "united we stand, divided we fall." I thought about that last Saturd...

Instead of Kneeling: Slowdown, Don't Play, Vote

Thomas Hauser | Posted 09.29.2016 | Sports
Thomas Hauser

Being a good police officer is one of the most difficult, dangerous, idealistic jobs in the world. The nature of police work is such that innocent people, including law enforcement officials, will sometimes be killed.

The Star Spangled Banner - An Anthem For Freedom... And Slavery

John R. Burbank | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

What Francis Scott Key was describing was a land of the free and a home of the brave for white people - the freemen, and a land of the unfree for the enslaved black people of the United States.

Laila Ali Commends Colin Kaepernick: 'He Knows What He's Talking About'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 09.26.2016 | Black Voices

Former boxer Laila Ali is now part of a growing list of public figures who have come out in support of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during t...

Mike Ditka Has 'No Respect' For Kaepernick, Tells Him To 'Get The Hell Out'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2016 | Sports

Former Chicago Bears coach and current Donald Trump supporter Mike Ditka has some thoughts about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests. To say...

When I Hear the National Anthem, I Will Kneel and Bow My Head

Jonathan Walton | Posted 09.24.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

In 2008, I felt like an american for the first time because I saw a leader who looked like me. All my life I hoped my education and accomplishments would free me from the history of my skin color as inherently inferior and intimidating - it never did.

Colin Kaepernick's Protest Makes The Cover Of Time

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is featured on the latest issue of Time magazine for his ongoing protest of police violence and racia...

Colin Kaepernick Receives Death Threats; Better Not Expect The Police To Protect Him

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.21.2016 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Kaepernick a punk who got rich in a country under the protection of the military and the police. If it wasn't for them, he would not have the freedom, opportunity or money he has.

Kaepernick On Death Threats: Killing Me Would Only Prove My Point

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports

For his role in spearheading a protest movement and amplifying an ongoing discussion about racial inequality in America, Colin Kaepernick has been rew...

Is Colin Kaepernick A Real-Life Captain America?

John Milewski | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
John Milewski

Here's the thing, you don't need to agree with Kaepernick about his cause or his tactics in order to respect his right to protest, his expression of responsibility, or his intentions.

New York Congressman On Bombing Suspect's Capture: 'You Are Welcome Colin Kaepernick'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) had a strange reaction to the capture of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old suspect wanted in connection with an explosion Sa...

Conservatives Views On Colin Kaepernick Are Insulting

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Talking on the Fox News program Outnumbered this week, Bill O'Reilly claimed that Colin Kaepernick "doesn't understand the big picture of his country". O'Reilly then goes on to prove that he, himself, doesn't understand the big picture of this country for non-white Americans.