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Super Bowl LV proved to the sports world that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are human, after all. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady earned his seventh championship ring, easily more than any other player in league history.
In case you were too busy eating or doing anything non-politics related, the NFL decided to remind you that you should be thinking about racial issues 24/7.
Super Bowl 55 kicked off Sunday with recording artist Alicia Keys singing the so-called black national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” along with a poem.
Hitmaker Alicia Keys was tasked with a virtual performance of the 121-year-old spiritual song that has come to be known alternately as the “black national anthem” after being introduced in 1899 for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The poem read in 1899 was set to music in 1900.
— Grace Remington (@GraceRemiWTSP) February 7, 2021
Here’s the moment when the “poet” from the Biden inauguration read another poem out loud…
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