Black Panther film unites Colorado Springs youth

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Hundreds of Colorado Springs kids were able to join in on some superhero action by taking part in a special screening of “Black Panther.”

The event was put together by several local organizations who said it’s important to give back to the future generations who deserve the royal treatment. 

“The definition of a VIP is a very important person, and the first thing that came to mind was our youth,  and we wanted to celebrate them,” organizer Zengi Wilson said.

Joining in on the fun were real-life superheroes. Local officers taught the kids a thing or two about fighting real-life crime. 

“It’s kind of neat and refreshing to have so many kids come up to me and be so excited about the movie,” Sgt. L.C. Morgan with Colorado Springs Police Department said. 

“Black Panther” is a Hollywood milestone, featuring an all-black cast and a black superhero, which many said was refreshing to see on the big screen.

“Most of the superheroes are white, but this one is black and it’s good he’s like that because you don’t see black superheroes that much,” VIP guest Cesar Romero said. 

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