In April 2014, state and local officials switched the water source for the predominantly Black residents of Flint, Michigan. What followed was epic harm: elevated blood lead levels in children, decreased fertility, increased infant deaths and an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. While officials now claim the water is safe, residents say they will not trust the taps until the city’s water delivery lines have been replaced—a project with an estimated end date of 2020.
“Black-ish” actress Jenifer Lewis took to her piano on Monday (July 2) to send a video message to Michigan governor Rick Snyder that more than four years later, “Flint ain’t fixed!” She also calls on viewers to contact Snyder and demand clean water for the city. Watch the now viral video below.