The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization is a dumpster fire, and it seems no one wants to put the flames out.
Since the resignation of the heavily enriched co-founder and former leader Patrisse Cullors, no one has taken up the reins of leadership; apparently, no one really wants to.
From the Washington Examiner:
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.
Cullors resigned from BLM in May of 2021, and reportedly left it in the hands of two activists with close ties to the organization. I guess she is too busy bouncing between her 3.2 million of real estate holdings, enjoying living large and not being in charge.
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.
Seriously? So, since May of 2021, the lights were on, but nobody has been home. And this was discovered in September of 2021, but still nothing has been done to rectify it? Who exactly is minding the store? You know the BLM organization is still getting donations from clueless people who support their version of racial equity and justice–where is that money going? Who is being enriched?
Paul Kamenar, counsel for conservative watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center, said a full audit and investigation into Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the legal entity that represents the national BLM movement, is warranted.
“This is grossly irregular and improper for a nonprofit with $60 million in its coffers,” Kamenar said.
A leaderless organization with tons of cash at the ready.
What could go wrong?
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.
Bowers served as the treasurer for multiple activist organizations run by Cullors, including BLM PAC and a Los Angeles-based jail reform group that paid Cullors $20,000 a month and dropped nearly $26,000 for “meetings” at a luxury Malibu beach resort in 2019.
Bowers declined to comment when reached by phone on Monday.
Even BLM's so-called allies and activists want no part of them now. They either know something is about to explode, or they just know the jig is up and this grift has run its course.
In May of 2020, after the death of George Floyd and the riots that were sparked as a response, celebrities and major corporations were falling all over themselves to align with BLM. Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Lady Antebellum (now “Lady A”), Target, Walmart, Microsoft, Amazon, Etsy, it's too many to count. Social media was flooded with posts of solidarity, apologies for racism, and building alliances with BLM and its cause.
Now that we pretty much know the real “cause” was to bilk people out of money over white guilt, where are these corporations and celebrity spokespeople now?
Even more disturbing were the slew of elected officials that aligned themselves with this extortion racket. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went out and protested, as did other members of Congress, then Pelosi used the Congressional halls to premiere a show with Kente cloth to express alliance with racial equity and justice.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
So, when will these people admit that they were duped by the violence, hysteria, hype, and bright, shiny object of equity into offering allegiance, backing, support, and most importantly money to this grifter organization?
Probably when someone gets indicted and hauled off in handcuffs. Don't hold your breath on that happening.