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Disney celebrates Black Panther success with $1 million donation to charity

Black Panther

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY has decided to celebrate the runaway success of Black Panther by donating $1 million (£718,000) to a national youth club.

The money will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to develop their science, technology, engineering and maths programmes.

The charitable group was chosen to reflect one of the major themes of the blockbuster, concerning a nation thriving as a result of technological advances.

The donation also follows the Black Panther Challenge, which raised money for children from deprived backgrounds to see the film.

In announcing the donation, Disney said they will be used to “serve and inspire kids” across 12 communities in America and develop “3-D printers, robotics, high-definition video production and conferencing equipment”.

The success of Black Panther continues to inspire countless people from all backgrounds to do good deeds for the benefit of others.

In the UK, for instance, singer Tinie Tempah announced on Twitter that he would be hiring out a cinema so children from similar backgrounds to him could see the film.

“Growing up I didn’t see many films where the protagonists were the same skin tone as me especially, a superhero movie,” he said.

The rapper then posted a photo to Instagram surrounded by school pupils – including some from his old school,St Paul’s Academy.

Chewing Gum actress Jade Anouka also raised £4,000 to rent a room at London’s Peckham Plex cinema.

“I think the film will be an inspiration to so many and I’m especially excited about showing young black people that they can be the hero too,” she told The Guardian.

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has been so impressed by people’s reaction to the film that he has penned a heartfelt letter thanking people for their support.