Jill Scott at Essence Fest

Jill Scott’s New National Anthem

I will never hear the National Anthem the same way again after Ms Jill Scott sang her more accurate version at EssenceFest.

The ancestors!

Here’s the required text:

Oh say can you see
By the blood in the street
That this place doesn't smile
On you, colored child
Whose blood built this land
With sweat and their hands
But you'll die in this place
And your memory erased
Oh say does this truth 
Hold any weight
This is not the land of the free
But the home of the slave

And oh look, Jill has a podcast

(Anthem found via a tweet from Blerd Without Fear!)