Jun 142020
 

Black Lives Matter Activist Questions Where the Millions of Dollars in Donations Are Going? – No One Knows!

Where is the money that is donated to BlackLivesMatter.com going?  No one really seems to know.

Black Lives Matter describes itself on its “BlackLivesMatter.com” website as a global organization:

The Wikipedia website describes Black Lives Matter as:

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international human rights movement, originating from within the African-American community, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police brutality and police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.[1]

So we know for sure that BLM is a “global” / “international” network because they admit this.

When you click on the “Donate” button on blacklivesmatter.com you are sent to an “ActBlue” donations page:

You can even read that the donations are being made to ActBlue Charities in the fine print.

ActBlue has several entities under the overarching name ActBlue. The terms and conditions of the charity arm of the organization mention “Campaign Finance Laws”:

https://secure.actblue.com/content/fineprint

When you research the expenditures of the ActBlue PAC, all of their contributions are directly going to top DNC campaigns:

https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/expenditures.php?cmte=C00401224&cycle=2020

But the question remains where is the money going to that is donated to Black Lives Matter.   If the money goes to ActBlue Charities, then where does it go next?  For example, where are headquarters for Black Lives Matter and what’s the address?

In a list of tips for how to verify a charitable organization: https://www.charitiesnys.com/pdfs/OAG-COVID19-TipsforCharity.pdf – some of the basic questions should have answers that are usually readily available.

What kind of organization is “Black Lives Matter”? (Non-profit, private, etc…) Where is the headquarters? What’s the address & phone number?

Is it a registered non-profit in the US (501-c-3)?  Is the organization on the IRS website? https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/  the group being donated to today?  There is an entity labeled Black Lives Matter Foundation (EIN: 47-4143254).  This entity last filed in 2017 with an individual by the name of Robert Barnes labeled as the head:

Per our review Mr. Barnes is not listed on the BLM website.  There is little information on this person online. So where does ActBlue send the donations for BLM?  Are payments made and then funds defaulting back to ActBlue per its terms of service?

Black Lives Matter leader Ashley Yates today posted about the missing Black Lives Matter millions.

Again: please stop giving money to BlackLivesMatter Network.

By their own admission they have no staff and no infrastructure.

in 6 years they’ve not produced a single community program, sponsored a single piece of legislation or financially supported a single chapter. https://twitter.com/brownblaze/status/1031718964009754624 

While “focusing on local organizing” sounds cute, there’s a LOT unanswered about the national staff and where all the money went.Also, notice how the first main objective listed is “aggressive fundraising”. So they can blow more $ on vacays.

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https://libcom.org/library/why-black-lives-matter-cincinnati-changing-its-name 

For people new to the thread, the link above now leads to NSFW content.

Here is a link with the archived statement: https://libcom.org/library/why-black-lives-matter-cincinnati-changing-its-name 

Why Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati Is Changing Its Name

Statement from Black Lives Matter (Cincinatti) on their name change to Mass Action for Black Liberation and differences with the national Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Movement for Black Lives Network…

Looks like everyone, even BLM, would like to know where the money is going?

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