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New York man raises more than $30,000 to take kids to see Black Panther

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Just a few days ago, a man from New York named Frederick Joseph launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so the kids from the Boys And Girls Club Of Harlem could all go to a private screening of Marvel’s Black Panther. He was looking for $10,000, enough to cover tickets and refreshments for a bunch of kids and chaperones, but within five days he has already raised more than $31,000 dollars from more than 850 backers—ensuring that way more kids are going to see T’Challa in action and/or the Boys And Girls Club is going to be getting a big donation.

On the GoFundMe page, Joseph quotes a piece from The Root by Clarkisha Kent about the importance of Black Panther, saying that the character “remains socially and culturally relevant because it imagines a world where black people continually triumph over the influences of capitalism, Western imperialism, and white supremacy.” He also says that he wants these young kids from Harlem “that people who look like them can be superheroes, royalty, and more.”