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John Legend & Riz Ahmed Suit Up for Time 100 Gala

John Legend looks handsome as he arrives at the 2017 Time 100 Gala on Tuesday night (April 25) at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 38-year-old musician was joined at the event by fellow honorees Riz Ahmed and Trevor Noah.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of John Legend

Also spotted arriving at the event included RuPaul and his new husband Georges LeBar, Colin Kaepernick and longtime love Nessa, as well as Ronan Farrow and his wife Mia.

10+ pictures of the guys arriving at the event…

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Donald Trump Slams NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

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Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Supports Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest

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President Obama Weighs In on Colin Kaepernick's Refusal to Stand for the National Anthem at Games

President Obama has addressed NFL player Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to not stand during the National Anthem before pre-season games.

The 55-year-old Commander-in-Chief said the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is “exercising his constitutional right.”

“I gotta confess that I haven’t been thinking about football while I’ve been over here and I haven’t been follow this closely,” Obama said (via CNN) at the G20 Summit in China. “But my understanding, at least, is that is he’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement. I think there’s a long history of sports figures doing so.”

Obama continued, “As a general matter, when it comes to the flag the national anthem and the meaning that holds for our men and women in uniform and those who’ve fought for us — that is a tough thing for them to get past to then hear what his deeper concerns are. But I don’t doubt his sincerity. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that need to be talked about and if nothing else what he’s doing has generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about.”

Colin Kaepernick Announces $1 Million Donation After Second National Anthem Protest

Colin Kaepernick has announced his plans to donate $1 million to charities in need following his second peaceful protest during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old San Francisco 49ers quarterback made the announcement following his team’s pre-season win against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday (September 1) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

“I’ve been very blessed to be in this position and to be able to make the kind of money I do,” Colin said. “And I have to help these people. I have to help these communities. It’s not right that they’re not put in a position to succeed or given those opportunities to succeed.”

“As far as taking a knee tonight, Eric [Reid] — as well as myself — had a long conversation with Nate Boyer, who is a military vet,” he added. “And we were talking to him about, how can we get the message back on track? And not take away from the military, but keep the focus on what the issues really are. As we talked about it, we came up with taking a knee, because there are issues that still need to be addressed. And it was also a way to try to show more respect to the men and women that fight for this country.”

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Receives Backlash Over National Anthem Protest

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Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for National Anthem Due to Treatment of Minorities

Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem during a pre-season football game on Friday (August 26) and he is speaking out about his decision.

The 28-year-old San Francisco 49ers quarterback protested it during a game against the Green Bay Packers to show his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Colin told NFL Media. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

“I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed,” he added.

Here is what the NFL said in response: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

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