Jamil Smith

870 days ago

My column on how the #JusticeForFlint benefit reminded us, on Oscar night, of the true purpose of entertainment.

Why Flint Was the Place to Be on Oscar Night


Performing for a city poisoned by its own state government, a group of black stars provided necessary Academy Awards counterprogramming. On Oscar night, Ryan Coogler was about as far away from a red carpet as one could imagine — psychologically, if not physically.