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#JusticeForFlint Event Raises Over $145,000 For Residents Affected By Flint Water Crisis


(AllHipHop News) Numerous music stars lent their talents to the #JusticeForFlint fundraiser on Sunday. Stevie Wonder, Royce Da 5’9″, Musiq Soulchild, Vic Mensa, Ledisi, Jon Connor, and Janelle Monáe were among the performers at the Blackout for Human Rights sponsored event. The showcase was able to raise over $145,000 for the victims of the Flint Water Crisis.

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Other celebrities such as Selma director Ava DuVernay, Limitless actor Hill Harper, and Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams were also in attendance to call on concerned people to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan. #JusticeForFlint was streamed live via Revolt. Viewers were able to donate money by texting the word “Justice” to 83224 (donations are still being accepted).

Blackout for Human Rights was founded by filmmaker Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed). Members include Michael B. Jordan, Charles King, Ava DuVernay, Jesse Williams, Nate Parker, John Burris, Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosa Clemente, Scott Budnick, David Oyelowo, Michael McBride, and others.

The organization’s website features the following message:

Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout) is a network of concerned artists, activists, filmmakers, musicians and citizens who committed their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans throughout the United States. We have witnessed enough. An affront to any citizen’s human rights threatens the liberty of all. So, we participate in one of the most time honored American traditions: dissent. We demand an immediate end to the brutal treatment and inhumane killings of our loved ones; the lives of our friends, our parents and our children have value and should be treated with respect. Our right to life is secured not only by our humanity, but is protected by law both federally and internationally by the Constitution of the United States of America and the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Watch the #JusticeForFlint event on loop in the video below.

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    It’s an embarrassment that this was allowed to happen somewhere in America.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      foh shithead – you know without complaints from media , government , law enforcement , even white mothers of these babys – white people been getting away with posting and sharing millions of vids of yourselves in child porn for 50 years

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        You’ve typed the words child porn on the internet so many times now that you’ve got to be on half a dozen watch lists already.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        foh shithead – you aint near smart enuff to deflect

    • Elayorx El

      No shade Lt., but what part of American history are you familiar with that actually convinces you that this could ever qualify as an embarrassment? This seems to fall right in line with how America has always carried itself, not to mention Flint by no means being an isolated incident. This has been going on since the dawn of the Industrial Age, and only stands to get worse. Now I by no means support how W.E.B. goes about spreading his message, but what is so side-splitingly ironic about it, is that he’s 100% right and exact! This is also something that has been going on since the dawn of the so-called “New World”. Nothing should be surprising any of us at this point about this horrible place, because the truth of the matter is, it’s all old, and has been going on long before any of us have been born. If you drink tap water, please stop yesterday, and put filters on showers, especially if you have children. Infinite peace.

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Then it’s just one more embarrassment in a long list of embarrassments. This is like some shit you expect to hear about happening in Russia or Uganda or somewhere like that. I remember listening to black friends of mine say stuff like “they poisoning our tap water” and thinking to myself, “this is just one of those things black people say because it sounds good to them”. Then to actually have proof of it, Wow. Very surprising and yes, embarrassing too.

      • Elayorx El

        Real rap. No doubt.

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  • Markus

    Charity events are always a good look. However, the government should be and better be contributing more towards rectifying this situation.

    • BIG MIKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

      The House stalling it, aka Ted Cruz and a few more I sure.

  • Q.

    The whole Flint crisis was caused because the Republican governor chose to put thousands of lives at risk just to save $5M on a water bill. Instead he ended up ruining the lives of dozens of kids with potential life-long illnesses, costing the state billions of dollars in medical and legal expenses in the process. Flint residents were left in the lurch because they are mostly poor and Black… The latest example of corporate greed, negligence, and racism–which could happen almost anywhere in the U.S. as the plumbing infrastructure deteriorates. Gov Snyder should be under the jail, criminally charged and stripped of his pension at the very least.

    • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

      It was the City of Flint’s decision. Democratic Mayor Walling, not Republican Governor Synder.

      Flint City Council voted 7-1 to approve the purchase of 16 million gallons per day from the KWA rather than go with Flint River water as a permanent supply. Flint emergency manager (EM) Ed Kurtz and Mayor Dayne Walling approved the action.

      • Q.

        It was a governmental failure on all levels in MI, Democrat and Republican. Gov. Snyder knew about the bad water a year before the scandal, so he’s the biggest fish on the hook.

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        True. To be fair though, I think everyone in the Flint area knew that water was no good

      • Q.

        Here we go again, Lt. Troll…problems with reading. Let’s try this again:

        “Gov. Snyder knew about the bad water a year before the scandal, so he’s the biggest fish on the hook.”

        There was a class-action suit filed against the CITY and the GOVERNOR. They’re all at fault. The Governor manages the state–he has most responsibility.

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        The President manages the country. Why is he not getting blame as well ?

      • Q.

        It’s the Governor’s job to manage the state, not the President’s.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      wrong again shithead – just as many poor whites there , if not more

      • Q.

        Webster DuBoys, Flint is over 50% Black. How are there more whites there, stupidazz?

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        yo weezil race ass can only re-type lies your fellow molesters call stats – cuz you know if you didn’t hide, and see the publc – your coward race head wud get stomped open

      • Q.

        Shut up, fruitbutt! Did you pick a Greyhound station yet??? I wanna give you an opportunity to back up all this sh!t you’re talking.

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Maybe you can clear something up for me. I’ve seen you make disparaging remarks about both white and black people. What race are you ?