Mike Burke

NBA to Engage Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will reportedly be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during  Week 1 of the upcoming season.

The song, consider the Black National Anthem, was originally written as a poem by civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in 1899. It was later set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson, per TMZ.~mb