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BHN Talk Radio Show (2-20-24) topics include: Weldon Johnson redeemed, Haley's home-state optimism, Michigan Congresswoman Tlaib's bold request, Summer's estate upset, and Tina Knowles speaks up

By Black Headline News

In this episode of Black Headline News Talk Radio Show, February 20, 24, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones discuss the following:


The aftermath of comments from the song sang at the Superbowl by Grammy-winning recording artist Andra Day, "Lift Every Voice and Sing,"originally written by James Weldon Johnson, composed by his brother should be redemption for the third verse of the U.S. national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, created by amateur poet, attorney, anti-abolitionist, and slave-owner, 35 year-old Francis Scott Key. According to the www.thenation.com, Key's message in that third voice to the blacks fighting for freedom was unmistakable—we will hunt you down and the search will leave you in terror because, when we find you, your next stop is the gloom of the grave.


President Biden is strongly positioned for the Democratic nomination as president against U.S. Representative Dean Phillips; meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate, Nikki Haley, remains defiant, criticizing Republicans who privately complain about candidate Donald Trump’s ironclad grip on the GOP, only to bow to “herd mentality” and publicly endorse him, according to Mother Jones.


Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joined growing calls from progressive activists in Michigan to vote “uncommitted” in the state's Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 27 instead of voting for Biden; she is the only Palestinian American representative in Congress, according to NBC News.'


Donna Summer's estate claimed "copyright infringement" and disapproved of Kanye West's use of the alleged sample of song, "I Feel Love," according to Billboard. So, he made derivative that is still questionable.


Yahoo News reported that Beyoncé, who is known for her pop and RnB songs, released two country-style singles, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages." Both are from her upcoming album "Renaissance Act II.“


Last week, KYKC, a country music station in Oklahoma, rejected a request to play "Texas Hold 'Em," sparking a debate about who should be allowed to perform country music. The station later reversed its decision.


Knowles hit back at critics on Saturday by resharing an Instagram video that showed old clips of Beyoncé in country fashion before the release of her new songs.


Knowles said in the caption that cowboy culture was not strictly for white people, reminding readers that they grew up in Texas.



TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: One of America's greatest orators, Frederick Douglass died on February 20, 1895 in Washington, DC at age 77. He was born (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) and celebrated February 14, 1818 as the date of his birth.


Douglass was born in  Talbot County, Maryland.  Born a slave, after escaping slavery, Douglass became one of the world's foremost abolitionist and human rights leaders.


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