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This is how much money BLM raked in last year

A financial statement, reviewed by the AP, revealed that the BLM Global Network Foundation raked in a whopping $90 million last year

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As many its supporters rioted, looted and destroyed businesses and burnt cities to the ground, Black Lives Matter raked in tens of millions of dollars in 2020, according to a detailed examination of the organization’s finances. 

A financial statement, reviewed by the Associated Press, revealed that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation raked in a whopping $90 million last year. 

And with funds continuing to grow exponentially, the global network wants to build its infrastructure to become more widely known, BizPacReview reports. 

“We want to uplift black joy and liberation, not just black death. We want to see black communities thriving, not just surviving,” said an impact report. 

While Black Lives Matter gained explosive media attention this summer, the organization is not new. Their notoriety first came about in 2014 surrounding the death of Eric Garner, then they became the center of media attention again in 2020 following the death of Gorge Floyd. 

The global foundation told the Associated Press that $21.7 million was committed to grants for both official and unofficial chapters around the country, as well as 30 black-led groups. 

So, after spending nearly a quarter of its assets on the grants, the foundation ended the 2020 year with more than $60 million. 

The organization said individual donations through its main fundraising platform averaged $30.76. Several major businesses and corporations have given money to the organization, including DoorDash, Deckers, Amazon, Gatorade, Microsoft, 23andMe, AirBNB, Glossier, Nabisco, Dropbox, Fitbit, Tinder and Cisco. 

However, foundation officials refused to identify the group’s most prominent donors. Additionally, the report does not state specifically where the money went, though around $8.4 million was put towards expenses. 

“One of our biggest goals this year is taking the dollars we were able to raise in 2020 and building out the institution we’ve been trying to build for the last seven and a half years,” co-founder Patrisse Cullors told the Associated Press

Organization leaders admitted that in recent years, the organization hasn’t been transparent when it comes to its finances, but that an effort is now being made to be more open.

But, it remains unclear how the organization was able to rake in $90 million in just one year.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Donna

    February 24, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    REALLY? GREAT! NOW PROSECUTORS NEED TO INDICT, FREEZE ALL ASSETS AND TAKE THEM TO COURT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER!

  2. Carl

    February 24, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    How much was spend on funding riots?

  3. Al Lemons

    February 25, 2021 at 11:08 am

    I can tell you specifically that Northrop Grumman gave one million to BLM.

  4. Larry D

    February 25, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    What about the $9 Billion their actblue website says they have???

  5. Mich

    February 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Well, I guess they are on a good start to have enough for their reparations then, huh? Js

    • H. Jones

      March 10, 2021 at 10:25 am

      My thoughts! You collect money for a cause, give the money to that cause. And sure, they do not want to name all their funding sources. Would be telling to reveal how much money came from global billionaires like George Soros.

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San Francisco Forced to Close 5 More Walgreens as Shoplifting is ‘De Facto Legal’ in California

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Crime rates in densely populated liberal cities continue to rise, all while leaders grapple with how to defund the police. Viral videos show just how easily robbers can get away with nonchalantly stealing large goods from a store knowing there will be no repercussions.

Liberal leadership has created a criminal safe haven, even backing them with legislation. California made the theft of merchandise worth $950 or less a mere misdemeanor knowing law enforcement likely won’t take the time to respond to a call or investigate. Cops know it’s a waste of their ever-shrinking resources because prosecutors will let the thieves slide.

As a result, Walgreens will be forced to close five entire stores in San Francisco in the next month due to the incessant retail crime, said a company spokesperson on Tuesday. The spokesperson said retail theft in its San Francisco stores has risen to five times the chain’s average.

Walgreens has already closed roughly a dozen stores in the bay area in the past two years. San Francisco Mayor London Breed said, “what I want people who commit these crimes to understand: your mother, your grandmother, your relatives, they depend on places like Walgreens and CVS and Targets where they have pharmacies to get their medications. So when these locations close in a community, then the entire community loses.”

Breed’s words are meaningless when her laws speak volumes. The Hoover Institution writes California laws have made shoplifting “de facto legal” writing, “Google ‘shoplifting in San Francisco’ and you will find more than 100,000 hits.”

“You will find lots of YouTube videos, where you can watch a single thief, or an entire gang, walk into an SF Walgreens or CVS and empty the shelves. Most walk in, go about their pilfering, and then walk out.”

Because of the state’s $950 misdemeanor law, “California is extending an open invitation to anyone to walk in and take. Just like that – since they know that police or prosecutors won’t bother with a misdemeanor complaint and that store personnel won’t stop them.”

“It’s not just pharmacies that are being ransacked. Recently, San Francisco’s Neiman Marcus was targeted by thieves who had a hankering for designer handbags and hit the purse department hard. The video shows one after another, after another, running out, as apparently there were 10 thieves, and they stole over the $950-per-hief misdemeanor limit.”

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POLL: Huge One Year Swing of Independent Voters Saying Government ‘Doing too Much’

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What a difference a year can make. Particularly a year filled with government infringements and overreaching. In a Gallup poll released Thursday, findings show Americans have drastically shifted perspective on how much they want the government involved in their lives.

Gallup News tweeted the results along with the headline “Americans again favor a reduced government role in solving problems facing the country after supporting a more active government role last year.”

52% percent of those polled say the government is doing too much on issues that should be dealt with by businesses and individuals. Only 43% say the government needs to do more to address citizens’ problems.

The numbers have almost flopped from only one year ago when 54% said the government should be doing more, and 41% disagreed. The annual Gallup Governance survey was conducted September 1-17.

The Gallup Poll release stated “the shift toward favoring a more active government role in 2020 was seen among Democrats and independents but not Republicans — likely a response to the coronavirus pandemic and in particular to then-President Donald Trump’s approach to handling it.”

“Trump generally opposed government efforts designed to slow the spread of the virus, such as face mask requirements and business and school closures.” The poll found independent voters shifted their opinions greatly.

“The percentage of independents who said the government’s doing too many things jumped from 38% in 2020 to 57% this year. Republicans edged up from 74% to 80% and Democrats crept up from 13% to 18%.”

Gallup also highlighted the fact that 2020 was only the second time in the poll’s 29 years of asking about the role of government that at least half of Americans supported an active role for government. The first time occurred in 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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