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Help 200 Kids See Black Panther

$2,781 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 6 months
Representation matters. When my son saw Star Wars: Episode VII at 5 years old, his reaction wasn't "light sabers are so cool!" or "I love robots!" - it was "Mommy, Finn has hair like ME" (Finn - John Boyega - is the first major Black lead in the Star Wars universe). 

Black Panther has been out for two weeks and at $748 million box office has broken every record for a movie directed by a Black director and featuring an almost all-Black cast. In fact, at the time I'm writing this on March 1st 2018, it's already into the top 20 movies of ALL time. These numbers aren't just because it's a Black movie. But it's actually an AMAZING Black movie, starring an African superhero, taking place mainly in Africa and with Black culture and Africa positively represented at every turn.

All children deserve to dream and believe they can become anything, change the world and accomplish the impossible. That's why I'm raising  $2,000 to send 200 students from Hallett Academy  in Denver to see Black Panter for free on March 23rd at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatres . That covers each of them also receiving a sack lunch and  a drink. All donations past the $2,000 goal will be donated to Hallett's Arts and Sciences program. Here are the Hallett kids:



Star Wars has shaped the mind of many of today's Technology titans. I have no doubt Black Panther is the spark that lights the imagination and fire of thousands of black girls and boys to be the leaders of tomorrow. 

Any donation for even the slightest possibility that one child gets that spark after seeing themselves reflected on the big screen could change their lives. I hope you agree and will support this, with any amount. Share it with your friends and family and help spread the word!

CBS Coverage of Black Panther Denver Premiere: 


Christopher Priest, the original Black Panther writer whose story the movie is actually based on, will autograph two original copies of "Black Panther Volume 1" for the two top donations



About Hallett Academy - https://hallett.dpsk12.org/

Hallett Academy is a Denver Public School located in North Park Hill serving students from ECE-3 through fifth-grade. It's a community school committed to providing a safe, positive and inclusive learning environment, and a place where students learn academic and socio-emotional competencies, in support of their success. 

About me - iamsuch.com

I’m is a Boston born, New York raised, California educated, Chicago groomed Soul singer and actress now living in Denver.
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED - WE DID IT!!! $2,025 in just over 24 hours. 200 kids will officially see Black Panther for FREE on March 23rd at Alamo Drafthouse Denver - THANK YOU, SO MUCH!!!!

Every dollar raised from now on will go to Hallett Academy's Science and Arts program. Let's keep it going!
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Every dollar we raise beyond $2,000 as a community, will go as a donation from us the community to Hallett Academy's Science and Arts programs.

And in case you don't think kids are excited about what it means to see themselves as, not just the hero, but the SUPERhero in a movie, check out this reaction from an ATL classroom finding out they were going to see Black Panther
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$1,588 in 24 hours, $412 to go! This is my first online campaign ever and it’s for our babies; because every kid regardless of race deserves to believe they can save the world and do the impossible. They deserve a $2,000 investment - which gets them to see the movie for free, sack lunch, and a drink. Plus I’m working on something special for them before the movie starts :) (Janeshia Adams-Ginyard - Dora Milaje in the movie - was my surprise guest for the Denver Premiere)

Thank you for investing in our youth, keep donating, keep sharing and spreading the word!
Me with Janeshia at Black Panther Denver Premiere
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I researched several elementary schools in the Denver Public Schools system and when I selected Hallett, I called the principal. She burst into tears, then I burst into tears, and we were just both crying about how important it is for kids to see themselves reflected on the screen in this amazing way. And how important it is even after the Black Panther headlines fade. She's an amazing human being, the kids are amazing and deserve to believe that they are.

We're over halfway there in less than 12 hours, THANK YOU!!!
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