Demi VS Trump: Demi Lovato calls out Donald Trump on political anthem Commander in Chief
Demi Lovato's new political ballad, 'Commander in Chief', is aimed at President Donald Trump.The 28-year-old pop superstar decided to pen the track instead of writing a letter to the world leader to call him out on the way he has dealt with racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the presidential election on November 3.Demi belts: “We were taught when we were young, If we fight for what’s right there won’t be justice for just some. We won’t give up, stand our ground. We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down.“Loud and proud, best believe. We’ll still take knee, while you’...
Haaland sang Leeds anthem ‘Marching On Together’ when swapping shirts as Dallas airs transfer hope
Erling Haaland’s fondness for Leeds United stretches as far as singing ‘Marching On Together’ when swapping shirts with those who represent the Whites, Stuart Dallas has revealed.The highly-rated frontman, who is currently plying his trade for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, has never shied away from the fact that he will always have a soft spot for those at Elland Road.That is because he was born in Yorkshire during his father Alf Inge’s time in the Premier League.Haaland junior grew up supporting Leeds and still has a special place for them in his heart.Marcelo Bielsa has lifted a falle...
Celebrating National Day
Students at an elementary school in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province on Monday wave Chinese national flags and sing the national anthem to celebrate China's National Day (on October 1, Thursday). Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ will survive despite tough new security law and ban in schools, composer says
Glory to Hong Kong – a song which won fame worldwide as the anthem of the city’s pro-democracy protest movement – is one year old. And its composer believes it will always resonate with Hongkongers, despite an outright ban in schools following the enactment of a sweeping national security law.On September 8 last year, songwriter Thomas was among the crowds who rallied outside the US Consulate General in Central district to urge President Donald Trump to “liberate Hong Kong.” Demonstrators chanted their customary slogans and then someone produced a speaker to play an unfamiliar tune.It was Glor...
Hong Kong Free Press
'Macho Man?' Trump uses gay anthem at rallies, even after Village People say stop
On Saturday evening, a crowd of Donald Trump enthusiasts wearing MAGA hats and T-shirts but no masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, rushed to get a spot up close to the president at his rally in Minden, Nevada.To raise these supporters’ spirits, the campaign had “Macho Man” pulsating across an airport tarmac where the rally took place. Trump’s choice to hold a non-social-distancing rally for a crowd of 5,000, after Nevada officials banned gatherings of more than 50, was one reason the reelection event raised questions.But so, too, did the campaign’s use of “Macho Man,” mostly because it...
The Mercury News
Dolphins will stay inside locker room for national anthem
The Miami Dolphins will not kneel or stand for any pregame ballads before Sunday’s season opener against the New England Patriots.Instead, the Dolphins decided to remain united while protesting social injustice and racial inequality in the current political climate by staying in their locker room as the national anthem and “Lift Every Voice And Sing” play before kickoff.The Dolphins — who are owned by Steve Ross, the renowned New York businessman who has contributed to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign — announced their intentions in a powerful, 2-minute, 17-second video recitation...
Dak Prescott wants Dallas Cowboys to have individual freedom to protest during anthem
FRISCO, Texas — Owner Jerry Jones has yet to make an official decision on whether he will allow the Dallas Cowboys to have the freedom to protest social justice and police brutality during the national anthem.Jones has outlawed the players from doing anything considered disrespectful of the flag in the past, saying “they will stand with toes on the line or not play.”He still believes the players should stand for the anthem. But he has seemingly softened his stance in light of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody in May and the renewed push to protest by requesting grace in trying...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Steph Curry says he'll likely kneel for national anthem next season
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said this weekend he’ll likely kneel for the national anthem whenever the 2020-2021 NBA regular season gets underway.Appearing for a segment on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Curry, 32, said he’s be in solidarity with his fellow NBA players, who began the league’s restart in Orlando last month by taking a knee for the national anthem in an effort to raise awareness of police violence against Black people.“I believe so,” Curry said of kneeling for the anthem in an interview that took place two weeks ago. “I think it’s become like a wildfire spreading. I applaud ...
The Mercury News
Clark Hunt once preferred Chiefs stand for anthem but says now is 'time to understand'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, the Chiefs will play a real football game for the first time in seven months. The first since their Super Bowl victory. The first since a pandemic cast doubt on when we’d see football again.But also the first NFL game since social injustice conversations have moved to the forefront of the sports world. The police shootings of Black men and women have led to player protests, kneeling during the national anthem and even boycotting in American sports.On Saturday, Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said he has had “a lot of conversations with the leadersh...
The Kansas City Star
Heat's Meyers Leonard stands for anthem and stands up for Miami with $100,000 donation
Meyers Leonard has spent the NBA’s resumption at Disney World standing for what he believes in. In a less public way, the Miami Heat center also has been standing up for what the league has made a primary purpose.He’s visible as one of the few who has elected to stand during the national anthem for the games at the Wide World of Sports complex, while most kneel to protest systemic racism and support Black Lives Matter. However, Leonard revealed Friday a different type of statement he and his wife have made.“I know in my heart, and if I can shed some light on this, people can be both,” he said,...