Skip to comments.Major corporate donors silent on Black Lives Matter's alleged self-dealing
Posted on 06/16/2022 1:27:58 AM PDT by Libloather
Major corporations that made a show out of cutting checks to the national Black Lives Matter group in the aftermath of George Floyd's police killing in May 2020 now have nothing to say about the charity's alleged self-dealing.
Seventeen corporations that publicly committed at least $100,000 to Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in the days following Floyd's killing either declined to comment or did not respond to inquiries from the Washington Examiner asking if they approved of the charity's use of their donations to purchase a $6 million mansion in Los Angeles secretly and award lucrative contracts to the family members and friends of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who had sole control over the charity until May 2021.
Cullors said in February after multiple states ordered BLM to shut down its fundraising operations that the charity "didn't go out and solicit the money. ... This is money that came from white guilt, white corporation guilt."
BLM's major corporate benefactors in the days following Floyd's killing include Amazon, which committed $10 million in part to BLM, Microsoft, which committed $250,000 to BLM, Coca-Cola, which donated $500,000 to the charity, and Airbnb, which also donated $500,000 to BLM.
BLM released nonprofit tax documents in May showing it used its financial windfall to purchase a $6 million mansion in Los Angeles with donor funds. Cullors said she stayed at the mansion for four nights after it was purchased in October 2020. She also hosted multiple personal parties at the mansion, including a birthday party for her child. The National Legal and Policy Center watchdog group filed a complaint in April against BLM alleging that its mansion purchase was a clear violation of IRS law.
BLM also granted $8 million to BLM Canada to help purchase a mansion in Toronto...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Well, so far, I know of one - and her whole famn damily.
Did a lot for all the 401Ks and stocks that black people own.
These companies need to be class actioned to death. Nothing they do meets anything close to their fiduciary responsibilities.
Seventeen corporations that publicly committed at least $100,000..........
Should have named them so they can be openly challenged and mocked.... should have had a handy list of them as part of the article.
If that’s what it takes to buy an indulgence these days, well then ...
“Many of BLM’s major corporate donors released sweeping public statements saying their contributions to BLM would help improve the lives of black people in the United States.” Well, they sure did help a few black folks improve their place in life.
Karma is showing major corporations what it looks like.
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