Thursday, May 30

Andra Day’s rendition of the ‘Black national anthem’ during the Super Bowl sparks a viral sensation online.

Fans of the Super Bowl had mixed feelings about Reba’s performance of the national anthem. Some said it was the best ever, while others said it could have been better. But many people on the internet agreed on one thing: Andra Day’s performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is also known as the Black national song, was terrible.

And this was the fourth time that the black national song was played before the Super Bowl. The song, which was written in 1900, is a “solemn yet hopeful appeal for the liberty of black Americans.” After being taken up by the NAACP, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” became a famous rallying cry during the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

 

In the days before Andra Day’s performance, there were a lot of online conversations about her performance. After she sang, there were even more conversations.

A Republican lawmaker named Rep. Mike Loychik said, “There’s no such thing as a black national anthem.” This great and beautiful flag brings us all together as Americans. The Super Bowl is meant to bring people together. I think it’s shameful that the NFL chose to stir up racial tensions again.

In a tweet, Megyn Kelly said, “The so-called Black National Anthem does not belong at the Super Bowl.” There is already a national anthem, and everyone sings it.

Someone else gave their opinion by saying, “When I was a kid, I wasn’t taught that the National Anthem was for black or white people.” We learned that it was for all Americans. There is no intention for a black national anthem to give black Americans a say. Instead, it is meant to make things more divided. No matter what race you are, we are all Americans, and it’s time to act like it.

Some comments were also about how the crowd didn’t seem very interested in the show.