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Former NFL player and current artist, activist and educator Aaron Maybin last week asked for help getting every kid in his school, Matthew A. Henson Elementary, to see the movie “Black Panther,” the comic book film dominating the box office and being celebrated for its Afrofuturist worldview.

Sooo I’m trying to organize taking every kid at my school to see a showing of Black Panther. This movie is too powerful and revolutionary for them not to experience it. If anyone can assist me in this effort, reach out. Let’s make this happen #MyBmore

— Aaron Maybin (@AaronMMaybin) February 21, 2018

As The Sun noted last week, Maybin’s is one of several campaigns to get Baltimore students inside a movie theater to enjoy the experience.

This morning, Maybin announced on Twitter that his students were seeing the film tomorrow with the help of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and 92Q’s DJ Flow. And he posted a video of an auditorium of kids saying “Thank you, Adam Jones,” which is about the cutest thing ever.

My village is amazing! Last week, I said that I wanted to take the kids at my school to see #BlackPanther the first people to hit me were my brothers @SimplyAJ10 and @ITSDJFLOW and just like that, were taking the kids to #Wakanda tomorrow ??????

— Aaron Maybin (@AaronMMaybin) February 26, 2018

@SimplyAJ10 ??????✊? real Heroes don’t wear capes

— Aaron Maybin (@AaronMMaybin) February 26, 2018

Salute to my brother @ITSDJFLOW also. Your commitment and dedication to our youth is nothing short of incredible. Some people talk the talk. But my brothers and I are about action ✊? appreciate you bro

— Aaron Maybin (@AaronMMaybin) February 26, 2018

Maybin also shared a video Jones recorded for the students, hoping they gained something from seeing the movie and “continue to strive for excellence.”

Thank you again to the homie @SimplyAJ10 for being one of our students’ biggest heroes & champions. From #operationheat to this #BlackPanther surprise, you have been there whenever we were in need. I know you don’t look for recognition but u are appreciated family ✊?

— Aaron Maybin (@AaronMMaybin) February 26, 2018

Jones also praised their teacher.

“Young kids, you understand you have a great leader in Aaron Maybin, an individual that really cares about you, cares about your futures,” he said.

Earlier this year, Maybin helped raise national awareness about the lack of heat in city schools and helped raise money to bring heaters into classrooms.

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Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...