BLM's millions unaccounted for after leaders quietly jumped ship

Discussion in 'Politics' started by wildchild, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. gwb-trading


    The more closely the Democrats align with woke progressive policies such as ANTIFA/BLM support, CRT lesson plans in K-12 classrooms, and other left-wing initiatives -- the worse they will do in the 2022 elections at the local, state, and federal level in competitive races.

    On the other side of the aisle the more closely Republicans attempt to align with Trump the worse they will do in the 2022 general elections.

    It's almost a race for the bottom.
    #31     Feb 23, 2022
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    You say this, and then you support masking in the classroom and keeping or pushing for school closures during outbreaks, which will take down democrats just as fast as that other stuff.
    #32     Feb 23, 2022
  3. gwb-trading


    Masks in classrooms when local Covid community spread is high is normally supported by a majority of parents. You get a few noisy anti-maskers at some school board meetings, but these are usually the same characters pushing anti-vax nonsense and Ivermectin as a Covid cure.

    I will note now that Omicron cases have dropped by 90% nationally from the peak in January -- many school systems are making masks optional. This is called following the science -- as found in Europe when community spread is not high then masks can be made optional in classrooms.
    #33     Feb 23, 2022
  4. ipatent


    Boston BLM leader, husband charged with fraud, conspiracy in federal indictment

    A prominent Black Lives Matter leader in Boston and her husband have been charged with using a $6,000 grant to take at-risk youth to a Philadelphia retreat on themselves — for a getaway to Maryland, restaurants and shopping sprees, among other things.

    Monica Cannon-Grant, 41, founder of the nonprofit Violence in Boston, and her husband,, Clark Grant, 38, were charged Tuesday in an 18-count federal indictment, including charges for wire fraud and making false statements to a mortgage lending business.
    #34     Mar 16, 2022
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  6. #36     Apr 4, 2022
  7. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark

    Dems got the most votes ever in the 2020 Presidential and House elections supporting BLM and police reform.



    Now that they have abandoned BLM for back the blue Biden approval ratings has dropped to the 30's,his black approval is around 60(Obamas and Clinton never came close to that) and millions of blacks and police reform supporting progressives will be staying home or voting GOP in 2022 and 2024.

    Only idiots would think its a good idea to turn away from positions that got you the most votes ever but this Dem party is proving they are.
    #37     Apr 4, 2022
  8. elderado


  9. gwb-trading


    BLM defends multimillion-dollar mansion purchase in lengthy Twitter thread
    The activist group has come under fire for its financial spending

    Black Lives Matter defended their multimillion-dollar mansion purchase with donor funds, in a lengthy Twitter thread on Monday.

    The left-wing group came under fire last week after their lavish home purchase was exposed by New York Magazine. According to the report, "the California property was purchased for nearly $6 million in cash in October 2020 with money that had been donated to BLMGNF (Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation)."

    The report from New York Magazine caused the activist organization to respond on Twitter.

    "There have been a lot of questions surrounding recent reports about the purchase of Creator’s House in California," Black Lives Matter official Twitter account posted.

    "Despite past efforts, BLMGNF recognizes that there is more work to do to increase transparency and ensure transitions in leadership are clear," it added.

    In subsequent tweets, BLM called a flurry of reports looking into the group's finances "inflammatory and speculative" and blamed them for "causing harm." The reports "do not reflect the totality of the movement," the organization claimed.




    "We are redoubling our efforts to provide clarity about BLMGNF's work," it added, citing an "internal audit, tightening compliance operations and creating a new board to help steer to the organization to its next evolution."


    The organization continued to defend where some of their funds have been spent, citing $3 million to COVID relief, $25 million to Black-led organizations, as well as working to pass federal legislation against qualified immunity for police officers.

    The series of tweets concluded with the group declaring they were "embracing this moment as an opportunity for accountability, healing, truth-telling, and transparency" and "working intentionally to rebuild trust."

    Notably, their account turned off replies to the tweets.

    This isn’t the first time BLM has drawn scrutiny over its finances. In April 2021, the co-founder of the political movement, Patrisse Cullors drew attention for purchasing four homes for $3.2 million, according to a report by The New York Post. Critics noted Cullors previously described herself as a "trained Marxist."

    A month later, Cullors said she would step down from her role as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.

    Days after this latest story, Cullors wrote an Instagram post denouncing the story as a racist and sexist attack on the organization.

    The group told The Associated Press earlier this year that it raised $90 million in donations in 2020, the year the organization came to global prominence for leading protests against the death of George Floyd.
    #39     Apr 16, 2022
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  10. ipatent