Eminem, Big Sean, Jemele Hill Send 900 Kids To Black Panther

    Nine-hundred Detroit students ascended upon Emagine Royal Oak movie theatre in Detroit today to watch a free showing of Black Panther. 

    Jemele Hill on Twitter

    I love it … SHOW OUT FELLOW MUSTANGS! https://t.co/X3sV5QZlEG

    ESPN celebrity journalist Jemele Hill, a Detroit native, announced her plans to send Detroit students to the blockbuster earlier this month. The initiative was aimed at students with perfect attendance records.

    It was an event Hill organized with the Detroit Free Press, Author and Columnist Rochelle Riley, The Ford Fund, ESPN and Detroit-affiliated rap celebrity Eminem and also featured a surprise appearance by rap star Big Sean

    Jemele Hill on Twitter

    Thank you @BigSean for surprising the students. This meant the world to them. We would not have been able to pull this off without you https://t.co/fw611JPKQJ

    The outing inspired the hashtags #BlackPantherFieldTrip and #DetroitSeesBlackPanther.

    Joint efforts like this and The Shadow Leagues collaboration with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz in providing kids a free, enjoyable movie going experience, has elevated Black Panther to mythical status and helped change the face of Hollywood forever.

    Aleanna Siacon on Twitter

    900 Detroit students are arriving at the Emagine Royal Oak to watch a free showing of Black Panther, an event organized by @freep @rochelleriley, @jemelehill, @DetroitLionsPro, the Ford Fund, @Eminem and @BigSean https://t.co/zzU7Qh3lSJ

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.