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May 3, 2010
RE STANDING during the national anthem: I stand every time, and I think everyone should. It is a time to pay respect to all those men and women who have laid down their lives to protect us so that we continue to be able to speak our minds. And they continue to do so as I write. And, Mr. Parrish, those wonderful military people are black, white, Latino, Asian, etc. So stop standing when you feel like it and stand all the time. You'll feel better! Anthony Zajko, Glenolden I stand for the anthem - anywhere, anyplace, any time.
SPORTS
September 18, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The battered reputation of Josh Howard took another hit this week when an online video surfaced showing the Dallas Mavericks forward disrespecting the national anthem. In a video posted on YouTube, Howard is shown on a football field at a charity flag football game this summer run by Allen Iverson. As the national anthem plays in the background, Howard approaches a camera and says: "The Star-Spangled Banner" is going on right now. I don't even celebrate that [expletive]. I'm black.
NEWS
July 12, 1993 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
A week ago I wrote a column concerning the difficulty of singing "The Star-Spangled Banner. " I pointed out that even professional singers are hard- put to sing our national anthem to its conclusion. Several wrote to agree, others felt the song has been around too long to "change horses in midstream. " Some said they have always been offended singing a song about "bombs bursting in air. " One reader, who was born on Sept. 13 - the day the song was written (but not in the same year)
NEWS
September 1, 2016
There's not a damn thing new about not standing up for the national anthem. If you grew up black in the United States, there was always someone around who would refuse to rise when that song was played or when asked to say the Pledge of Allegiance. It was no big deal. Those who remained firmly in their seats were the righteous folks. Conscientious objectors, if you will. As a kid, I respected them, because they had a hard time reconciling America's lofty ideals with how it treated people of African descent.
NEWS
September 2, 2016
ISSUE | NATIONAL ANTHEM A fitting protest Reaction to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit for the national anthem before NFL preseason games in protest of institutional racism in America has been largely negative and very misplaced ("Sitting at attention," Monday). America has a tradition of sports figures protesting unjust and unfair practices. Kaepernick's actions were in the spirit of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised their fists during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics to protest the mistreatment of African Americans.
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | Madeline Bialecki is a freelance writer in Eddystone
Several years ago, when I was working for a congregation of Catholic sisters, I visited their mission in Swaziland, a landlocked country in southern Africa. Swaziland is ruled by a king who has been known to make Parade Magazine's list of "world's worst dictators. " St. Philip's Mission is far removed from any city and most of the nearby homesteads have no running water or electricity. Rural Swaziland only began to get pit toilets in the 1990s. St. Philip's has a school, medical clinic, and orphanage that houses 127 children whose parents died from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or other diseases that are all too common in region.
NEWS
March 22, 1996
Leave it to the Daily News to support basketball player Chris Jackson's (alias Abdul-Rauf) decision to ignore the National Anthem. Wouldn't want to offend your black readers. Everyone knows this has nothing to do with religious beliefs and everything to do with expressing hatred for our country and our way of life. But even that isn't the point: The National Basketball Association is entitled to set rules, and those employed by the NBA are obliged to obey them. You at the News know about rules - no spitting on the presses, no cursing out loud; it works the same in the NBA and elsewhere.
SPORTS
September 15, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Bartram football coach Jim Chapman has a father who served in the military. West Philadelphia coach Frank Steed served 28 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Mastery North coach John Davidson has family and friends who have served in the armed forces and as police officers. After players and coaches from Woodrow Wilson - a public school in Camden - took a knee during the national anthem before a game last weekend, coaches in Southeast Pennsylvania talked about he issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I was criticized recently for placing my right hand over my heart while the flag was flown and "The Star-Spangled Banner" was being sung. I was told that the hand over the heart is for the Pledge of Allegiance only, when the flag is present. Is that true, and what is the proper procedure? - St. Louis Patriot DEAR PATRIOT: No, it is not true. Whoever criticized you was ignorant of the Flag Code, as amended by the 94th Congress and approved July 7, 1976. According to the code, "During the rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present . . . shall stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
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SPORTS
September 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien and Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITERS
There may have been protests during the national anthem at some high school football games Friday night. But the players and coaches at games in Warminster, Wiliamstown and Marlton did not take part. "For us, it's a non-issue," said St. Joseph's Prep coach Gabe Infante, whose Hawks met Archbishop Wood in a Catholic League Red Division opener in Warminster at William Tennent High that was televised live on ESPNU. "Our guys will stand in a straight line," said Williamtown coach Frank Fucetola, whose Braves hosted St. Augustine.
NEWS
September 16, 2016
ISSUE | SOCIAL PROTEST Ban violates rights The policy of the Diocese of Camden's Office of Catholic Schools to ban any and all protests during the playing of the national anthem at sports events is disrespectful and anti-American ("Camden diocese takes anthem stand," Tuesday). The superintendent of schools, Mary P. Boyle, notified Catholic high school administrators and coaches of the policy after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick stirred controversy by sitting out the anthem before preseason games.
NEWS
September 16, 2016
Colin Kaepernick is on his way to becoming the 2016 version of Rosa Parks. That's the analysis of NAACP president Cornell William Brooks. Brooks told USA Today, "It's a lofty name, but it's not a stretch. " Well, my judgment is in, and Kaepernick is no Rosa Parks. Parks did not take a knee aboard a bus after earning millions of dollars to wear a visor and carry a clipboard. She faced down a brutal racist system that used lynching, beatings, dogs and jailing to stop African Americans from being treated like human beings and full citizens.
SPORTS
September 15, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Bartram football coach Jim Chapman has a father who served in the military. West Philadelphia coach Frank Steed served 28 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Mastery North coach John Davidson has family and friends who have served in the armed forces and as police officers. After players and coaches from Woodrow Wilson - a public school in Camden - took a knee during the national anthem before a game last weekend, coaches in Southeast Pennsylvania talked about he issue.
NEWS
September 14, 2016
WITH RESPECT to Jenice Armstrong's recent article on the national anthem and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, I wish to share a different point of view. I disagree with the method of protest, not the cause that inspires the protest. Better question to ask those who feel strongly about the cause of protest is, "What are you actually doing to solve the problem or to improve the system or to make a however small positive contribution to solving it?" For example: What is Kaepernick's voting participation record - has he voted in every election for which he was eligible to vote?
SPORTS
September 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Woodrow Wilson High School football coach Preston Brown told his players before Saturday's season opener that he planned to take a knee during the national anthem. All but two of them followed his lead. Brown and most of his assistant coaches along with nearly all of the players knelt while the national anthem was played on a hot, humid afternoon at Mike Rozier Stadium in East Camden. Video of Woodrow Wilson players and coaches taking a knee for national anthem before Saturday's game vs. Highland pic.twitter.com/JBhtaslq0i — Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia)
SPORTS
September 2, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, 43 percent of eligible citizens failed to exercise their right and duty to vote. That failure rate rose to 64 percent in the midterm elections of 2014, the lowest rate since 1942, when the country was engaged in World War II. Recent data suggest that only 25 percent of citizens called for jury duty bother to show up. Americans say they are dissatisfied with the shenanigans of Congress, but polls show...
NEWS
September 2, 2016
ISSUE | NATIONAL ANTHEM A fitting protest Reaction to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit for the national anthem before NFL preseason games in protest of institutional racism in America has been largely negative and very misplaced ("Sitting at attention," Monday). America has a tradition of sports figures protesting unjust and unfair practices. Kaepernick's actions were in the spirit of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised their fists during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics to protest the mistreatment of African Americans.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
THERE'S NOT a damn thing new about not standing up for the national anthem. If you grew up black in the United States, there was always someone around who would refuse to rise when that song was played or when asked to say the Pledge of Allegiance. It was no big deal. Those who remained firmly in their seats were the righteous folks. Conscientious objectors, if you will. As a kid, I respected them, because they had a hard time reconciling America's lofty ideals with how it treated people of African descent.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sits down during the national anthem to protest America's treatment of people of color, and he is accused of being a traitor to his country. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is facing criminal charges in Brazil for falsely reporting he was robbed at gunpoint, and, while he lost several endorsements as a result, he ultimately was rewarded with a stint on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars. " Both men are accomplished athletes. Kaepernick appeared in Super Bowl XLVII.
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