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Black Panther is one of the most anticipated film’s of the year that has created a bold cultural uproar in the African American communities.
A petition on Change.org is calling on the makers behind the film to give back to communities that the movie will “profit” off.
The petition is asking Marvel and its parent company Walt Disney to invest 25% of their earnings into black communities.
“As black communities across the United States continue to grapple with issues such as gentrification, police brutality, and substandard living conditions we cannot continue to recklessly support these conglomerates, allowing them to profit off of us without demanding something more than just their products in return,” Chaz Gormley, who started the fund, writes.
“You have the ability to not only be entertained, but to leave the theater in February knowing that a portion of your money will be coming back into your community” Gormley adds. “To not only go see a film about a fictitious country in Africa with advanced technology, but the opportunity to invest in programs which focus on the fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – that make such advancements possible, in real life.”