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Hey BLM/NFL – The Negro Black Anthem’s Author, Denounced Democrats For Lynching Blacks!

Author James Weldon Johnson published his first book of poetry in 1917 and was historian of the Harlem Renaissance. (Photo by Charles H. Phillips/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

The National Football League (NFL) was a national treasure for decades, as each generation would look forward to watching their favorite team hit the field. With a call for more, ABC started Monday Night Football, September 21, 1970.

As with most things, the league got too big for its britches leading to some sexual discrimination charges and terminations. Then came the steroid usage fall out, increasing crime/arrests of their players, and complaints about the concussions. Recently though the league has catered to the Social Justice Mobs, such as Colin Kaepernick and BLM.

No longer a national treasure for millions, the latest version of the NFL allows players to insult their fans by kneeling during the US national anthem. And now to appease the mobs, will be playing a poem, put to music, later called the “Negro National Anthem”, before the US national anthem, before every game in week one of their season.

Not everyone agrees with the league’s decision.


What is interesting is the poem’s author was a Black, Conservative, Christian Republican who called out the racist Democratic party for lynching blacks.

According to Grand Ole Partisan

James Weldon Johnson was an American civil rights activist, school principal, and writer.

In 1900, he wrote the poem Lift Every Voice and Sing to honor Republican activist Booker T. Washington when the civil rights leader visited his school. His brother set the words to music, resulting in what became known as the ‘Negro National Anthem’.

Johnson’s political activism began with denouncing Democrats for lynching African-Americans. The young Republican campaigned for Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. Roosevelt appointed him consul to Venezuela and then Nicaragua.

Here is his poem

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who hast by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand.
True to our God,
True to our native land.

A powerful poem leading to a dependence on God to guide them through their challenges. Sad to see it used by the NFL in their continued virtue signaling to the radical left, but at least they will only disrespect its author for one week of their long season. I stopped watching the NFL when the kneeling started and thus will not run the risk of seeing this charade from happening.



  1. Carolyn

    July 4, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Utter shame be on them. They are so full of hate they cant even appreciate this beautiful song to God. Of people do not turn off the games, they are just as hateful. Give them thier own black league

    • Elizabeth

      July 5, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      It’s a beautiful song to God’s infinite glory. It be a beautiful tribute to all blacks and minorities. But would the author like it being politicized especially with all the deaths running rampant in our black communities. Children getting killed at a Very young age . I love this song it should stand for unity love and freedom

  2. Kathleen

    July 6, 2020 at 7:34 am

    This is an interesting line – BLM takes this to heart:

    ….. unborn had died

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