LIBERAL ACTIVIST GROUP DEMANDS $20M FROM B.L.M.’S $90M WINDFALL

A group of liberal activists are now demanding that the far-left Black Lives Matter Network Foundation (BLMGNF) give back some of the millions of dollars they raked in last year amid the George Floyd riots.

The International Black Freedom Alliance (IBFA) are apparently asking for $20 million of the more than $90 million in donations that BLMGNF made last year amid the death of George Floyd—a man who died while in police custody. Court documents revealed that there was a fatal level of fentanyl in Floyd’s body at the time of death.

Michael Brown Sr.—the father of the black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014—wrote to the organization and asked where all the money was going.

“Who are they giving [the money] to, and what are they doing with it?” Brown asked. “Why hasn’t my family’s foundation received any assistance from the movement? How could you leave the families who are helping the community without any funding?”

“The group of Ferguson activists alongside Mike Brown Sr. and many other families say they will utilize this funding for multiple years to re-establish community efforts, provide mutual aid and programs for the Black community as well as establish a community center in honor of Mike Brown Jr. to serve the community,” reads a statement from IBFA.

The Washington Examiner reported on a letter from local BLM chapter who are calling for more transparency from its leadership: “For years there has been inquiry regarding the financial operations of BLMGN and no acceptable process of either public or internal transparency about the unknown millions of dollars donated to BLMGN, which has certainly increased during this time of pandemic and rebellion.”

“To the best of our knowledge, most chapters have received little to no financial support from BLMGN since the launch in 2013. It was only in the last few months that selected chapters appear to have been invited to apply for a $500,000 grant created with resources generated because of the organizing labor of chapters. This is not the equity and financial accountability we deserve,” the letter added.

Though the BLMGNF raked in more than $90 million, it was revealed by the Associated Press that much of the windfall stemmed from small donations gathered via their primary source of fundraising. The average donation, according to the report, came in at around $30. “We want to uplift Black joy and liberation, not just Black death. We want to see Black communities thriving, not just surviving,” the organization mentioned in a report first provided the AP

The AP went on to say that “the foundation’s coffers and influence grew immensely following the May 2020 death of George Floyd.”

The Daily Wire previously reported:

Black Lives Matter had about $8.4 million worth of expenses last year, which included “staffing, operating and administrative expenses, civic engagement, programs and field expenses, rapid response, and crisis intervention,” according to the impact report. They also dispensed more than $22 million in grants to the organization’s local chapters and other black-run organizations around the U.S. They ended the year flush with $60 million.

While the BLM movement has characterized itself as one pushing back agains “patriarchal” social structures—and by extension, capitalism—it appears the the BLM global initiative has no problem in keeping substantial sums of money away from the communities it purports to be supporting, thus creating division between the movement itself.

The movement has also had no problem in making hasty generalizations, accusing all white people and the U.S. as perpetuating racism, despite statistics that show white people are more likely to be shot by police than black people.

One thought on “LIBERAL ACTIVIST GROUP DEMANDS $20M FROM B.L.M.’S $90M WINDFALL

  1. What interest does BLM have in solving the purported social ills it claims to be fighting? It seems that as an organisation, BLM has a lot to lose by getting its way.

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