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Singer Undeterred by National Anthem Fallout

Jazz singer Rene Marie decided not to perform "The Star Spangled Banner" at a Denver civic event, and instead sang "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," known as the black national anthem. And that decision has been met with widespread scorn.

Marie explains the fallout and why she doesn't regret her decision.

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