11 Things You Missed If You Watched the Oscars Instead of Justice for Flint

Source: Blackout for Human Rights









More than 2,000 miles away from the glitz and glamour of the Oscars, a determined group of Hollywood heavyweights used the collective weight of their influence to raise more than $140,000 for residents of Flint, Michigan.

The stars, brought together by directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler, were among a group of African-American artists who turned out in Flint to bring attention, and desperately needed resources, to residents who’d been poisoned by their city’s lead crisis for more than a year. They held a massive, livestreamed concert called Justice for Flint.