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Lewis Hamilton wins F1 World Driving Championship

Posted in Community, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2008 by Noli

Lewis Hamilton, on the right with Pharrell, just won the World Driving Championship in Brazil.  He’s the first Black driver in the Grand Prix to win the championship!  How fitting that this took place a couple of days before Obama brings it home as the first Black President! [Huffington Post]

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Star Spangled Banner or Lift Every Voice?

Posted in Community, Entertainment, Music, Politics, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2008 by Noli

Jazz singer Rene Marie was asked to perform the National Anthem, or Star Spangled Banner, at Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Annual State of the City Address. She didn’t sing the Star Spangled Banner, though…Miss Rene Marie sang the words of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice, to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner!  The crowd was stunned, and when asked why she sang Lift Every Voice, she said that she wanted to show how she felt as a Black woman in America.  Supposedly, she had not forewarned anyone in advance that she was going to change the words.  I’m all for artistic expression, and think that she was definitely expressing herself in an artistic way by doing this.  I saw the tape on the news and it was a beautiful rendition of Lift Every Voice.  I just hope that this doesn’t turn into a “Black folks think they are uppity now that Obama is the nominee and if we elect him they are going to be uncontollable” moment.  I like it when we go buck, but I don’t want Obama to lose votes because the masses get scared of a potential slave uprising.  [Colorado 9 News]