Home News Burgess Owens says there is no “black national anthem” asks “Why does it feel like the country is trying to segregate again sometimes?”

Burgess Owens says there is no “black national anthem” asks “Why does it feel like the country is trying to segregate again sometimes?”

by Paul Goldberg

Congressional candidate Burgess Owens responded to a new ESPN report that the NFL will play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” known as the “Black national anthem” to some.

Owens tweeted:

There is no “black national anthem”. Why does it feel like the country is trying to segregate again sometimes?

TCO reported According to a new report on ESPN, before every Week 1 game, the NFL will play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” known by some as the “Black national anthem.”

This song would be played before the “Star-Spangled Banner” according to the source.

Here is a video of the song from February of 2019:

Per ESPN, the NFL is also considering listing the names of victims on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys.

The NFL also may produce educational programs about victims, among other plans.

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