It’s always amazing to see people use their celebrity and talents for the greater good.
For a recent example, singer Janelle Monáe was enlisted to perform at a benefit raising money for those residents affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, over the weekend. Also in attendance were Hannibal Buress and Ava DuVernay, who skipped out on the Oscars to support the cause.
Blackout for Human Rights, an organization that addresses human rights violations, hosted the event, titled #JusticeForFlint, on Sunday.
As reported today (March 1), the fundraiser was attended by about 2,000 people and raised nearly $156,000.
Creed director and founding member of the organization Ryan Coogler said that more than 4,000 people sent in donations online as well. Absolutely incredible.
Hats off to Monáe, Blackout for Human Rights and company.
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