Little Miss Flint And Family Launch A GoFundMe For Kids To See 'Black Panther'

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Sydney Scott Jan, 31, 2018

Little Miss Flint has joined the #BlackPantherChallenge.

The tiny activist teamed up with her family to launch a GoFundMe for kids in Flint to see the upcoming Marvel hit in theaters. 

Little Miss Flint, a.k.a. Mari Copeny, tweeted the news on Thursday: “Teaming up with my cousins to take on the #BlackPantherChallenge. Help us get as many #FlintKids to the see #BlackPanther as possible #TeamMari #Mari2044.”

According to the statement on their GoFundMe page, Copeny and her family hope to raise $5,000. “This campaign is apart of the #BlackPantherChallenge, a challenge started by Frederick Joseph in New York City. This is important for every child especially those of color, to see themselves represented in a cinematic feature film. It is so important that marginalized children see a representation of themselves, especially in a city like Flint, Michigan.”

Many celebrities have also joined the #BlackPantherChallenge, including Viola Davis and Snoop Dogg. Frederick Joseph, the man who started the challenge, also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show alongside the film’s star, Chadwick Boseman, to discuss the challenge.  

You can check out Little Miss Flint’s #BlackPantherChallenge on GoFundMe.