Black Panther
Initiative

In less than three weeks, Go for Yours raised a little over $15,000 to send over 500 students to a private screening of the Marvel film, Black Panther. The purpose of this fundraiser is to provide young people with a chance to see themselves depicted as strong, intelligent, and beautiful on the movie screen while simultaneously serving the youth and community.

Multiple celebrities, including actress/producer Lena Waithe (The Chi) and actor/comedian Lil Rel (Get Out), supported the efforts. Within five minutes of a retweet from actor/activist, Jesse Williams garnered almost $1,000 in donations!  

The Black Panther Initiative has motivated the Go for Yours to identify films that portray people of color in a positive light. The foundation is looking forward to sending groups of students to more private screenings in the future.

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Los Angeles

Actor Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in the film, attended the screening offered words of encouragement to the students.

Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson also brought a group of young participants from their WACO Theater Center to the screening.

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Atlanta

Rapper/activist Tip “T.I.” Harris and entertainment mogul Usher Raymond joined in as partners through their nonprofit organizations, Harris Community Works and Usher’s New Look Foundation.

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Chicago

Youth from various schools in Chicago were bused in to Cinemas Entertainment Movie Theater. Actor and Chicago native Laroyce Hawkins provided food and beverage from the infamous Harold’s Chicken.