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Snoop Dogg Donating Money for Kids to See ‘Black Panther’ for Free

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*Snoop Dogg is reportedly funding a screening of “Black Panther” for kids at the Harlem Boys & Girls Club.

As reported by ABC, New Yorker Frederick Joseph created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to allow kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem to see the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie for free.

In a video, Snoop Dogg stated that he would donate funds to Joseph’s GoFundMe campaign, which has raised over $25,000. The rap icon also said that he will contact director Ryan Coogler about setting up a screening for kids in Los Angeles.

“Yo, shout out to Fredrick Joseph out there in Harlem with that GoFundMe project to get the kids to go see Panther, the new movie by Ryan Coogler,” Snoop Dogg says. “I’m going to donate some money to the cause for the kids to check it out and also I’m going to reach out to the homeboy Ryan Coogler so that we can get an LA version of that so that kids in LA can go see a superhero movie and learn about a real black superhero. Shout out to my main man out there in Harlem doing big things.”

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Joseph’s campaign description reads, “The release of Marvel’s film the Black Panther is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life. This representation is truly fundamental for young people, especially those who are often underserved, unprivileged, and marginalized both nationally and globally.”

“Black Panther” stars have noted the cultural significance of the film.

“I’m excited for what Black Panther is about to do, not just for young black boys and girls, but for everyone,” said Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri. “There’s a black superhero, but then we’re going to have more Asian superheroes and more from India. The solution to the problem being: We don’t have enough of this, so we’re going to make more. I’m excited!”

Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia, said, “In Kenya, I grew up watching Mexican soaps, Australian soaps, and American stuff. I didn’t feel like TV was so diverse — but I just took it in stride. What’s really exciting about this is if I can project my humanity onto people who don’t look like me, from cultures that aren’t like mine, why on earth shouldn’t it be the same in reverse? What we’re talking about is the prominence of this particular film and how it is entering into a more mainstream cultural consciousness.”

Jones told ABC that the kids having the opportunity to see “Black Panther” matters.

“Oprah really spoke to that in her comments this week at the Golden Globes,” Jones said. “She saw someone that looked like her and other kids, when they see someone who looks like them, they see unlimited possibilities… All of our beauty is on display.”

“Black Panther” opens in theaters on February 16th.

Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include; “Avengers: Infinity War” on May 4th, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” on July 6th, “Captain Marvel” on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on July 5, 2019, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in 2020, per comicbook.com.

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