‘I have fought all my life’: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing at Super Bowl

‘Empress of soul’ says decades of civil rights action have earned her the right to sing on stage in February

Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl after being criticised by supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest against racial injustice.

Knight, who is from Atlanta, where the game will be played, said she wanted to “give the anthem back its voice”, and to include Americans struggling for racial justice. She said she did not need to prove her commitment to civil rights.

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‘I have fought all my life’: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing at Super Bowl

‘Empress of soul’ says decades of civil rights action have earned her the right to sing on stage in February

Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl after being criticised by supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest against racial injustice.

Knight, who is from Atlanta, where the game will be played, said she wanted to “give the anthem back its voice”, and to include Americans struggling for racial justice. She said she did not need to prove her commitment to civil rights.

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‘I have fought all my life’: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing at Super Bowl

‘Empress of soul’ says decades of civil rights action have earned her the right to sing on stage in February

Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl after being criticised by supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest against racial injustice.

Knight, who is from Atlanta, where the game will be played, said she wanted to “give the anthem back its voice”, and to include Americans struggling for racial justice. She said she did not need to prove her commitment to civil rights.

Continue reading…

‘I have fought all my life’: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing at Super Bowl

‘Empress of soul’ says decades of civil rights action have earned her the right to sing on stage in February

Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl after being criticised by supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest against racial injustice.

Knight, who is from Atlanta, where the game will be played, said she wanted to “give the anthem back its voice”, and to include Americans struggling for racial justice. She said she did not need to prove her commitment to civil rights.

Continue reading…

‘I have fought all my life’: Gladys Knight defends decision to sing at Super Bowl

‘Empress of soul’ says decades of civil rights action have earned her the right to sing on stage in February

Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl after being criticised by supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest against racial injustice.

Knight, who is from Atlanta, where the game will be played, said she wanted to “give the anthem back its voice”, and to include Americans struggling for racial justice. She said she did not need to prove her commitment to civil rights.

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Mueller breaks silence to dispute parts of bombshell report on Michael Cohen

Special counsel says elements of BuzzFeed story, claiming Trump told his former lawyer to lie to Congress, are ‘not accurate’

In a rare public remark, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller disputed a bombshell report alleging that Donald Trump had directed his former attorney to lie to congress.

BuzzFeed News reported Thursday evening that Trump had personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a real estate project in Moscow. The report cited two federal law enforcement sources and said the special counsel’s office had learned of Trump’s alleged directive from multiple witnesses, Trump Organization emails, text messages and other documents.

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Mueller breaks silence to dispute parts of bombshell report on Michael Cohen

Special counsel says elements of BuzzFeed story, claiming Trump told his former lawyer to lie to Congress, are ‘not accurate’

In a rare public remark, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller disputed a bombshell report alleging that Donald Trump had directed his former attorney to lie to congress.

BuzzFeed News reported Thursday evening that Trump had personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a real estate project in Moscow. The report cited two federal law enforcement sources and said the special counsel’s office had learned of Trump’s alleged directive from multiple witnesses, Trump Organization emails, text messages and other documents.

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