Rapper Jay-Z and Beyonce sit during National Anthem
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Rapper Jay-Z and Beyonce sit during National Anthem


Who says the Super Bowl isn’t political.

During Demi Lovato’s singing of the National Anthem at last nights Super Bowl LIV, Beyonce and Jay-Z refused to stand for the anthem, further fueling the division that former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick created when he first began to kneel during the anthem in order to promote a “Black Lives Matter” message, a message that eventually a presumably got him kicked out of the league.

Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation managed to get a partnership with the NFL.

“As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press,” he said of the backlash received for the partnership, which some say as a betrayal of Colin Kaepernick and his protests within the NFL.

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“No one is saying he hasn’t been done wrong. He was done wrong,” Jay-Z said. “I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now?’ Because people are still dying.” (New York Times)

What people are dying? In Chicago? Where?


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking.Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics.Learn more at www.brownpeople.orgEmail him at [email protected]