This is the second in a series of four FOOD FOR THOUGHT posts discussing things the liberal media won’t tell you about Black Lives Matter written by Fred Lucas.
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LIVES MATTER?
More than one Black Lives Matter appears to exist, but the one primary associated with its best-known founders and that receives the largest level of donations is the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. According to the group’s website, the organization has a national network of about 40 chapters. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation didn’t respond directly to questions from The Daily Signal. After two days of inquires, spokesman Jordan Jackson said in an email that the organization was “inundated” with media requests. “Should someone be available to fulfill this request,” Jackson wrote, “I will circle back here as soon as possible.”
In 2016, the left leaning grantmaker Thousand Currents, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, became the financial sponsor of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. As a result, the foundation doesn’t have its own tax exempt status and is instead a project of Thousand Currents that doesn’t yet have to file what are called 990 forms with the Internal Revenue Service. Thousand Currents reported $3.35 million in donations earmarked for the BLM Global Network Foundation in 2019, according to Capital Research Center, a watchdog group for nonprofits. Pledges of donations skyrocketed after the May 25 death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Those donors include major corporations.
“Thousand Currents has been a fiscal sponsor of BLM since 2016, and serves as the back office support, including finance, accounting, grants management, insurance, human resources, legal and compliance. Donations to BLM are restricted donations to support the activities of BLM,” Thousand Currents said in an email to The Daily Signal. It deferred other questions to the BLM Global Network Foundation.
Thousand Currents reportedly gave a total of $90,130 in grants to the Santa Clarita, California-based Black Lives Matter Foundation, according to its tax filings for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. This second organization, according to BuzzFeed, is a one-man operation separate from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. After Floyd’s death, the foundation in Santa Clarita raked in $4.3 million in donations, BuzzFeed reported. To add to the mix, a separate Movement for Black Lives has financial sponsorship from the Alliance for Global Justice.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave a three-year $9000,000 grant through Thousand Currents to help organize local BLM Global Network Foundation chapters, according to Capital Research Center. More recently, several major corporations announced they were donating to Black Lives Matter. Amazon announced it would give $10 million to 12 groups, including BLM Global Network Foundation, while Microsoft vowed to give $250,000 to it. Airbnb announced it is giving a total of $500,000 to the NAACP and the BLM Global Network Foundation. The George Soros-backed Open Society Foundations reportedly contributed about $33 million to groups associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. However, it isn’t clear whether that money made it to the BLM Global Network Foundation, according to Capital Research Center.
“YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS S**T UP” Category
The MSM has reported that the National Parks are racists because more white people visit them than people of color.
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Horace Anderson, Jr. was the 19 year-old black man shot and killed in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP Zone). Police and first responders were not allowed to access the “Zone” by protestors and preventing medical aid to Horace, Jr., which may have saved his life. The police never contacted Mr. Anderson to tell him his son had been shot. Two of Horace, Jr.’s friends told Mr. Anderson. Mr. Anderson was not allowed to see his son for a week. The governor of Washington never contacted Mr. Anderson to offer his condolences. And only after Mr. Anderson had appeared on the Sean Hannity program that the mayor of Seattle contacted him. Horace, Jr.’s body was not transported all across this country to numerous memorial services. Al Sharpton did not preach his funeral nor was his funeral broadcast coast to coast live on national television. A GoFundMe account was not created in Horace, Jr.’s name that would allow his family to rake in millions of dollars. No. Horace Anderson, Jr.’s life did not matter. His death did not meet the Black Lives Matter narrative. He was not shot by a white police officer.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”