#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.