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Usher, DJ Khaled and Dr. Dre make donations to Colin Kaepernick’s million-dollar pledge


ABC/Fred WatkinsThe donations to NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick‘s Million Dollar Pledge just keep on coming. 

Usher, DJ Khaled and Dr. Dre are the latest celebrities to give $10,000 each to the charitable cause; Colin thanked all three on his Instagram account in separate posts. 

It appears that Usher’s donation was the one that helped push Colin’s million-dollar pledge to completion.

“Thank you @Usher for choosing H.O.M.E. for the #MillionDollarPledge,” Colin wrote on Instagram Wednesday.

Still, “by popular demand,” Colin wrote on Wednesday about his plans to accept even more donations, and revealed Khaled‘s donation to the Lower East Side Girls Club and Dre‘s donation to Urban Underground.

“After I completed $1,000,000 in donations yesterday, many of my celebrity friends hit me and asked if they could still give,” he wrote. “II could not turn down their generosity so we’re gonna keep this pledge going!” 

Other artists who have donated to Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Pledge include Snoop DoggJhené Aiko, Chris Brown, Nick CannonT.I., Meek Mill and Joey Bada$$.

Since October 2016, Kaepernick has donated to more than 30 charitable recipients, ranging from Mothers Against Police Brutality to the I Will Not Die Young Campaign. His donations have been earmarked for everything from clothing for the needy to caskets for the dead. 

Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, first announced his pledge after he began kneeling for the national anthem during the 2016 pre-season, in protest of racial inequality and police brutality.  He made $12.3 million in 2016 and wasn’t signed by a team in 2017.

Kaepernick filed a lawsuit against NFL owners in October, alleging that his kneeling during the national anthem led to them colluding to keep him out of the league. 

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