Lift EVERY Voice?

Once upon a time, the black national anthem stood for something. These days, for many, it's out of tune and off key.

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Mark Anthony Neal is the author of several books including "Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation. Neal is a professor of black popular culture at Duke University and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Anthony Neal is a professor of African and African-American studies at Duke University and a fellow at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. He is the author of several books, including Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. Follow him on Twitter.

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