I’m buying out a theater in Detroit for the youth to go see black panther! Money don’t make you a real nigga, rapping some real nigga shit don’t make you a real nigga it’s about who you are as a man. It’s not about me it’s about us as a culture! ✊🏾💯— Tee Grizzley 🐻 (@Tee_Grizzley) February 19, 2018
The #BlackPantherChallenge, now a very popular hashtag, kicked off in Harlem when Frederick Joseph started a GoFundMe with the intent of taking all the kids from the neighborhood Boys & Girls Club to see a movie directed by a black man, starring a mostly black cast, featuring black women with natural hair and showcasing a black superhero as a lead character in a big budget Marvel movie. Some $400,000 later, the movement has spread well beyond New York City.