The “Black Panther Challenge” Has Raised More Than $300,000 For Kids To See The Upcoming Marvel Film

Joseph’s initiative now spans more than 300 GoFundMe projects, which have raised a combined total of more than $300,000.

“To me, representation is one of the most important things that there is,” Joseph told BuzzFeed News during a discussion about what prompted him to begin the the work he’s doing for children.

“When I was growing up, the archetype, the stereotypes in the media of black people were typically negative, or if they weren’t negative, we had to exist in this realm of athletics or in this realm of, like, our historical figures, but when does that lend to other experiences?

“Why are our experiences not as complex and nuanced as other groups?”

A kid in grade school told Joseph, who was wearing a Batman costume, “But you’re black. You can’t be black and be a superhero.”

The experience, he said, stayed with him and kept him from dressing as a superhero ever again.

“That instance set the tone for the importance of representation and inclusion,” Joseph said.

For Joseph, amplifying diverse stories and granting access to those who may not have had the means to see the film is “one way of pushing back against Trump’s bigoted and racist narratives about people of color, women, and the LGBTQ communities.”

Joseph recently began the nonprofit We Have Stories as a resource to do just that.

The organization will focus on marketing and creative services, as well as funding for artists and storytellers from marginalized groups.

Joseph told BuzzFeed News that he wants to “create an equitable pipeline” so that the world can see the rise of a new generation of directors and writers like Patty Jenkins, Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and Ryan Coogler.

“We’ve seen in the past where we have no black movies come out or like movies with women and things like that and so there’s a lull,” he said. “Let’s keep it going, let’s keep the momentum to the point where it’s no longer momentum, it’s just normalized.”

Comedian Rob Delaney's Toddler Son Has Died Of A Brain Tumor

Delaney also thanked staff members at the the National Health Service (NHS), which is a public health system in the UK.

“The NHS nurses and doctors and the home carers and charity workers who helped our family survive Henry’s illness will be my heroes until the day I die,” he wrote. “I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world.”

6 Reasons You'll Fall In Love With The “SpongeBob” Musical

There are plenty of shows that dabble in a variety of musical genres, but SpongeBob really goes for it — hip-hop, emo, gospel, and, yes, even a sea shanty written by Sara Bareilles. It’s not just Bareilles: The show employed numerous big-name songwriters, including John Legend, the Flaming Lips, T.I., and Panic! At the Disco. Amazingly enough, the score isn’t an abrasive mishmash of different styles. While the songs themselves are unique — and often bear the distinctive feel of the artists who wrote them — they come together as a cohesive musical theater score. Despite all the cooks in the kitchen, there is a unifying SpongeBob sound, and it’s like nothing else on Broadway.

Omarosa Spilled Tea About Trump On “Big Brother,” Saying “It's Not Going To Be OK”

“It was like, ‘Keep her away, don’t give her access, don’t let her talk to him,'” she said through tears, bemoaning that she didn’t have unrestricted access to the commander in chief.

During her stint in the White House, Manigault-Newman’s undefined responsibilities irked some of her colleagues, and she reportedly wandered into meetings to which she was not invited. When John Kelly became chief of staff, he tried to limit her unfettered access to President Trump.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.