Black Americans Have Our Own National Anthem. Stand Up and Sing It With Us.

On a cloudy day in May 2015, several hundred Howard University seniors, myself included, filed into the school’s main quadrangle for┬ácommencement, a ceremony that kicked off with “The Star Spangled Banner.” I can’t honestly recall whether my fellow black students sang the words that day, but many typically did not. The America whose praises we … Continue reading Black Americans Have Our Own National Anthem. Stand Up and Sing It With Us.