Black Panther film makes big impact on African American community

Posted at 10:59 AM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-17 10:59:41-05

Fans have filled theaters across the world to support Marvel’s highly anticipated film, Black Panther. The film has boasted movie presells that rivals Star Wars. Some say the payoff of the experience is priceless.

"For me, personally, it’s the first time I've seen a black superhero leading in a major film like this," said Shanelle Moon, from the Boys and Girls Club.
"All the women and their character, they were to me, stronger than the men a lot of times," said 17-year-old, Tamara Thomas. “Because they didn't have no superpowers and they fought better than anybody. And it showed how strong women can be in general, especially African American women when they recognize their power.”
The film features a cast dominated by black actors and actresses. Marvel brought the African comic book tale to the big screen.

The Black Panther Challenge has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to send kids across the nation for free.