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VIDEO: TIME 100 Honoree John Legend Says Art Has Important Role

April 20, 2017
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John Legend, a TIME Magazine '100 Most Influential People' honoree, says he sees the world in a struggle between fear and love right now and he's concerned about racism in the U.S. today, but he's also heartened by the activism he sees. 

In his piece about Legend, Grammy-winning singer and activist Harry Belafonte says:

John Legend is a wonderful artist. He’s a remarkable lyricist, and the songs he has giftedly crafted are straight-ahead beautiful melodies that will find a welcoming home in the great library of American songs ... John uses his platform to push for meaningful social change, and the depth of his commitment is to be admired. 

Read more about John Legend and TIME's 100 here.