Newswire: Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, more raise over $100,000 at #JusticeForFlint event

As state and federal officials focus on apportioning blame for the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan that’s left residents bereft of potable water, black luminaries gathered in the stricken city to raise funds and awareness on the penultimate day of Black History Month. On Sunday, Selma director Ava DuVernay, Creed director Ryan Coogler, The Electric Lady artist Janelle Monáe, actor Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), and comedian Hannibal Buress joined other prominent musicians and activists to raise over $100,000 at a #JusticeForFlint event.

The proceedings were livestreamed on Revolt.TV, and saw performances from Monáe, “Down On My Luck” rapper Vic Mensa, and surprise guest Stevie Wonder, among others. The Young Flint Poets collective also took the stage along with many city residents, who described just how dire the situation remains in Flint, where a state of emergency was declared back in January. At the end of …

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