The Global Black Lives Matter Organization Is a Scam

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Even more proof has emerged showing that the Black Lives Matter global organization is nothing more than a scam designed to trick white progressives into donating their hard-earned cash to a cause that doesn’t seem to be doing what it says it does. A recent report exposed the reality that the organization is sitting on a $60 million pile of cash — and nobody knows what is being done with it.

The Washington Examiner reported:

No one appears to have been in charge at Black Lives Matter for months. The address it lists on tax forms is wrong, and the charity’s two board members won’t say who controls its $60 million bankroll, a Washington Examiner investigation has found.

BLM’s shocking lack of transparency surrounding its finances and operations raises major legal and ethical red flags, multiple charity experts told the Washington Examiner.

Laurie Styron, Executive Director for CharityWatch told the Examiner that BLM was “[l]ike a giant ghost ship full of treasure drifting in the night with no captain, no discernible crew, and no clear direction.”

The report continued:

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors appointed two activists to serve as the group’s senior directors following her resignation in May amid scrutiny over her personal finances. But both quietly announced in September that they never took the jobs due to disagreements with BLM. They told the Washington Examiner they don’t know who now leads the nation’s most influential social justice organization.

In May, 2021, Patrisse Cullors stepped down from her position as BLM’s leader, saying that activists Makani Themba and Monifa Bandele would run the organization. However, both women stated they chose not to take those positions due to conflicts with the group’s “acting Leadership Council.”

The organization’s bylaws indicate that the executive director “shall have charge of all funds and securities of the Corporation.”

However, the other two executive members have not bothered to comment on the matter. “The two remaining BLM board members, Shalomyah Bowers and Raymond Howard, did not return numerous requests for comment asking who has been in charge of BLM and its money since Cullors left the charity in May,” the Examiner reported.

Howard seems to be trying to conceal his involvement with the BLM global organization. The Examiner explained that his LinkedIn profile “stated that he is the director of operations for ‘An International Social Justice Organization,’ and that he modified his page after the news outlet reached out for comment.

Doug White, a charity expert, indicated that the organization’s reticence about discussing its finances or leadership structure is suspicious.

“Sixty million dollars is not chump change,” he said. “What BLM does is of tremendous social importance. That they won’t give an honest or complete or straightforward answer in regards to its leadership is a concern. Not only do they not have an executive director right now, we think, but they also don’t want to tell you how the organization is being run.”

This is not the first time the global BLM organization has come under scrutiny for being funny with the money. After amassing $90 million in donations over the past couple of years, the group was roundly criticized for not accounting for the use of their funds.

Indeed, local BLM chapters loudly slammed the global organization for not sharing the funds with the people who were actually doing work in their communities. The Daily Caller reported that local BLM leaders said “most chapters have received little to no financial support from BLMGN since the launch in 2013.”

In a joint statement, the chapters explained:

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.

As if we needed more proof that the global Black Lives Matter organization has little to do with black people. This development further indicates that the group might be at the beginning of its downfall. It has seen scandal after scandal, and much of it has to do with money. When people donate to the group, they actually believe they are helping the black community. But now, it is apparent that the money isn’t going towards its stated purpose. When more of the group’s malfeasance is exposed, how much longer will the organization survive?


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