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In the ongoing debate about the NFL player protests during the national anthem, The Root has obtained an exclusive interview with three figures at the center of the debate. Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Senior Politics Editor Stephen A. Crockett sat down to discuss the issue with the American flag, the National

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social […]

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I Hear America Singing by WALT WHITMAN: “I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear …” I, Too, by LANGSTON HUGHES: “I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother …” America, from sea to shining sea, knows how to throw a great birthday party: parades and cookouts, sweet tea and chilly brews, fireworks […]

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Our nation’s anthem was never originally intended for African-Americans. Duane Saunders Jr., a production associate for Legacy Media Institute and a Morgan State University alumnus, directed a 2016 documentary, What So Proudly We Hail, with students examining this statement about “The Star-Spangled Banner.” They set out to research the history behind the third stanza of […]

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says he appreciates NFL teams supporting […]

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Not everyone is bold enough to hit a note in public, in front of tourists, while channeling the late singer Whitney Houston. Well, it was no big deal for 34-year-old Star Swain. While touring the national monuments in Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago, the Florida A&M University graduate performed an impromptu version of The […]

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