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Why Americans Once Gave The ‘Bellamy Salute’

AFRICANGLOBE - The American school children in the picture are showing their loyalty to our flag and country by giving the “Bellamy Salute” while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Despite how it might look, the Bellamy Salute had nothing to do with Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler, but it did cause quite stir many years ago.In fact, the Bellamy Salute is an interesting aside on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance itself.

Colin Kaepernick Jersey Sells Out Just Hours After Being Available

AFRICANGLOBE - Just after noon ET on Wednesday, Colin Kaepernick announced on social media that Nike had released the “Icon Jersey”, an all-black football jersey with a white No. 7 on the front and back and Kaepernick’s name across the shoulders.

Florida Student Arrested After Refusing To Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance

AFRICANGLOBE - A Florida student is facing misdemeanor charges after a confrontation with his teacher that began with his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance which was then escalated into what officials claim to be disruptive behavior.

Sports Store Going Out Of Business After Deciding To Boycott Colin...

AFRICANGLOBE - A sports store in Colorado is going out of business after its owner decided to boycott Nike products to protest the company's advertising partnership with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Republicans Force Removal Of Colin Kaepernick’s Name From Black History Month...

AFRICANGLOBE - Wisconsin Republican lawmakers, deeming Colin Kaepernick too controversial to honor during Black History Month, blocked a proposed resolution until his name was removed from it on Tuesday.

Black-Owned Bank Launches ‘Take A Knee’ Campaign To Take ‘Bank Black’...

AFRICANGLOBE - One United Bank officials launched their “Take a Knee” campaign with the unveiling of “Last Man Standing”, work by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. The Take A Knee Campaign is a nod to the national #TakeAKnee movement started by Colin Kaepernick and followed  by over 180 football players including Eric Reid and Kenny Stills in which they refused to stand during the national anthem and instead took a knee in silent protest of police shootings of unarmed Black people

Colin Kaepernick Starts Black Panther-Inspired Youth Camp To Teach Kids To...

AFRICANGLOBE - After earning both soaring praise and burning ire for sitting out the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has turned his protest against police brutality into a positive force for change — by opening an education-based camp to empower kids.

Kaepernick’s Jersey Sales Jump To No. 1 — Proving Police And...

AFRICANGLOBE - Propaganda fueled by controversy can be a most effective weapon to control national dialogue on any issue, from elections to legislation, military operations to gun control — but sometimes, as in the ire over Colin Kaepernick’s call to end police brutality, rhetoric and propaganda backfire. Miserably.

Fake Patriots, Colin Kaepernick And The National Anthem Controversy – The...

AFRICANGLOBE - All of the fake, so-called patriots and National Anthem lovers don’t know a damn thing about the lyrics that Francis Scott Key wrote in the year 1814 or what the song was initially about. “The Star-Spangled Banner”, originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry”, was written during the War of 1812 where Key witnessed attacks on the City of Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experienced that night. What is called the National Anthem today is nothing like what Key wrote back then and, in many people’s minds, the song is nothing that merited the love and appreciation by Black people in America that lived back in those days.