‘Patria y Vida’: How a Cuban Rap Song Became a Protest Anthem

MEXICO CITY — As thousands marched through Cuba last July in a shocking protest against the Communist regime, many shouted and chanted a common refrain: “Patria y vida!” or “Homeland and life!” This phrase comes from a rap song of the same name. to start for the burgeoning movement of young people taking to the …

Black National Anthem to Play at NFL Pregame Ceremonies

Inside Thursday night season openerBefore the game began, Alicia Keys and the Florida A&M choir sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” while the players took the field with their arms crossed at Raymond James Stadium. The NFL began broadcasting the song, also known as the Black national anthem, as part of its pre-game TV broadcasts …