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Many believe that Colin Kaepernick's activism—his refusal to stand for the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and for the sanctity of Black lives—made the NFL turn a cold shoulder to him.

Last time, she was asked to leave for wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt.

On Thanksgiving Day, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem for a football game in Detroit. Fans were shocked when this rendition of the National Anthem ended up being more than four minutes long. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Viewers complained they had time to cook and eat their turkeys in the time […]

Last week, singer Sevyn Streeter was blocked from singing the national anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after she showed up in a shirt that the organization didn’t like. The 76ers received widespread backlash after Sevyn posted a video to her Instagram immediately after they told her she couldn’t sing. […]

Social media was not happy with the organization after Sevyn posted about their decision in a short Twitter video.

Sevyn Streeter‘s National Anthem protest was blocked at a Philadelphia 76ers' game on Wednesday night.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the National Anthem protests "dumb" and disrespectful in an interview with Katie Couric.