Charlotte Man Started GoFundMe To Take Inner-City Youth To Black Panther Movie


Local Charlotte resident Tracey Suggs Jr. has just launched a new GoFundMe campaign to help inspire the youth of North Carolina to dream bigger through the inspiration of a movie.

He notes in the description of his Black Panther Challenge (NC)” that he wants to “take as many kids in cities like Charlotte, Elkin, RDU, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Winston Salem, and Goldsboro, NC (my hometown) to see Black Panther as possible. In communities where many of our youth are surrounded by crime, poverty, social challenges this a much-needed escape.”

Suggs’ local North Carolina campaign took inspiration from marketing consultant Frederick Joseph’s national campaign called, “Help Children See “Black Panther”“, which has already raised over $47,000 in less than a month.

According to the national campaign, “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.”

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