100 Black Men of Triangle East, Inc. answered the national call of The Black Panther Challenge, which urged organizations and communities across the country to raise money to take as many children as possible to see the movie. The chapter exceeded its goal and raised enough money to fill an entire theater with their mentees. Funds raised allowed the chapter to include youth and mentors from other organizations. Students received the royal treatment and after viewing the regal images portrayed on screen, they left feeling like kings and queens.
The hope is that the children who saw the movie Sunday night will walk away with a message that transcends their childhood.
“Unfortunately, what’s often portrayed in the media is not an image of positivity, especially around our young black males. They are as accomplished and do as many things as the norm,” Lindsey said.