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Philanthropist couple take 165 Baltimore-area youth to see 'Black Panther'

Philanthropist couple take 165 Baltimore-area youth to see 'Black Panther'

Local philanthropists Gloria Mayfield Banks and husband Kenneth Banks, of Ellicott City, were so inspired by tales of celebrities and sports figures taking under-privileged kids to see “Black Panther” in theaters that they decided to do the same in Baltimore.

On Friday, the couple paid for 165 kids from across Baltimore — plus a bunch of chaperones — to attend the movie at the Cinemark theater in Towson, providing each kid with popcorn and a soda, too.

The kids came from schools and nonprofits across the city: 25 from the Baltimore International Academy, eight from Code in the Schools, 21 from Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School, 50 from Project Pneuma, 25 from...

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