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Unlike, say, the SPLC or ADL, who, ya gotta admit, at least work hard for their lucre, the main Black Lives Matter organization doesn’t actually do much other than, I gather, own the intellectual property right to the phrase “black lives matter” (do they?) and collect Danegeld from frightened corporations. From the New York Post:

Black Lives Matter foundation received over $90M in donations last year

By Lee Brown February 24, 2021 | 12:25pm | Updated

The Black Lives Matter foundation has revealed it received more than $90 million in donations last year — despite the movement being splintered by ongoing feuds about the lack of funding.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation announced the massive influx of money late Tuesday — the very first time BLM has disclosed its finances in its nearly eight-year history.

With $8.4 million in expenses and $21.7 million committed to local chapters, the group ended 2020 with “an approximate balance of $60 million,” it stated in an impact statement.

“We are no longer a small, scrappy movement. We are an institution,” the foundation boasted.

“We are entering spaces previously unimaginable.”

The financial disclosure came amid heightened tensions in the network of activists — with group of 10 chapters, called the #BLM10 and including ones in New Jersey and Hudson Valley, splitting in November while publicly ripping the main organization over “financial transparency, decision making, and accountability.”

“To the best of our knowledge, most chapters have received little to no financial support from BLMGN since the launch in 2013,” the 10-chapters insisted in a public demand for “accountability.”

That lack of funding came despite BLM getting donations from A-list celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z and — prior to his death in 2016 — Prince, The Associated Press noted.

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors — the foundation’s executive director — insisted that the financial boost in 2020 was radically different than previous years, however, without releasing further records.

 
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  1. Say what you will about George Floyd, he was a rainmaker nonpareil.

  2. I wonder when George Soros will do an IPO.

  3. Can one photo be said to perfectly encapsulate our Current Moment?

    It seems unlikely, yet I feel compelled to offer a submission.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
    @Polistra

    Walmart paid BLM $23,000,000....

    as a bribe to not trash any more Walmarts.

    BLM is a a Jew/Black protection racket.

    Trump could have RICOH'd BLM...but didn't. And

    neither will Biden. Overall, the Jews

    are formatting the Blacks into a murderous anti-White Einsatzgruppe.

  4. Coronavirus is forever.

  5. Well… a lot of small businesses now have deep pockets to sue.

    Unfortunately, $60m would cover only 3-6% of the BLM riot damage. Perhaps the Democratic Party can cover the rest.

    • Agree: beavertales
  6. There’s no chance it wasn’t way more than that.

    Expect the money to do just as much as Head Start funding, urban jobs grants and DBE set asides for makework infrastructure projects

  7. • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Pretty sure this is an op to remove Cuomo as a threat to Harris and install someone worse as NY governor.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Cuomo just apologized so you know he's toast.

  8. There goes our immigration moratorium.

    It was fun while it lasted.

  9. Like what Jesse Jackson did to NASCAR 10-15 years ago: “Yo, dat’s a nice li’ll spoats oaganIzashun you gots there. Damn shame if it wuz raciss or sumpin.”

    They’re basically like Rainbow PUSH 2.0

  10. The protection racket pays well these days.

    And since BLM is a “social justice” b.s. organization…..it’s a tax-write off donation for these corporations.

    It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it, suckers.

  11. Perhaps rich-communist, BLM can be persuaded to pay for the “literary consultant” that the Shelby County (Memphis Public) School District was planning to hire; at the last minute, some of SCSD union teachers balked.

    The contract calls for spending $5.6M in the next school year (up to $14.5M over the next five years) for services related to teaching credentialed teachers how to teach reading. Yep.

    [MORE]

    It was not always easy, but we (no credentials or formal training as teachers) taught our kids how to read. If the superintendent responds, I’ll tell him how we did it. Hint: We assigned them level-appropriate books to read.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Abolish_public_education

    Some kids taught themselves how to read (and write) before they even started school. I wonder what else distinguishes these kids?

  12. Anon[308] • Disclaimer says:

    As far as I can tell, none of the four dozen or so trademarks relating to Black Lives Matter at USPTO.gov are for the national, or any local, BLM organization. They all seem to be black entrepreneurs protecting their cola and hand sanitizer and T-shirt designs and (probably a white person in this case) lawn signs.

  13. Let’s hope it’s as productively used as aid to Africa.

  14. That ain’t generational wealth, that’s the way you do it
    Danegeld for nothing and your Netflix “In Cold Blood” reboot for free:
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/lawrence-paul-anderson-cooked-victims-heart-and-served-it-with-potatoes-to-release-demons-say-cops

  15. need more money fo dem PROgrams

  16. It’s an opaque rat hole for lefty donations. I sincerely hope it’s actually owned by some white grifters who are laughing all the way to the bank.

  17. I gather, own the intellectual property right to the phrase “black lives matter” (do they?)

    They also own a wide minefield all around their property. You get blown up if you say “white lives matter”, “asian lives matter” or even “X matters” (for any X) if you try to make a thing out of it.

    The fact that this “ownership” exists outside the law makes it no less effective.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @International Jew


    They also own a wide minefield all around their property.
     
    A perceptive observation.
    , @anthony aaron
    @International Jew

    And God only knows what might happen if someone utters 'Dark Matter' … why, heads might explode all over the place …

  18. https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-lives-matter-corporate-america-has-pledged-1-678-billion-so-far
    »Black Lives Matter: Corporate America Has Pledged $1.678 Billion So Far«
    June 10, 2020


    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @theo the kraut
    @theo the kraut

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    , @theo the kraut
    @theo the kraut

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    Replies: @Polistra

    , @J.Ross
    @theo the kraut

    Sometimes a comment won't appear right away, or at all, especially if it's on a very new post.

    , @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @theo the kraut

    Beat me to it. I can't get behind the paywall - is the Economist overcounting, or is the Post undercounting?

  19. A shakedown by any other name is still a shakedown.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @anonymousperson

    https://youtu.be/I7hpKHPvRVQ

  20. @theo the kraut
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-lives-matter-corporate-america-has-pledged-1-678-billion-so-far
    »Black Lives Matter: Corporate America Has Pledged $1.678 Billion So Far«
    June 10, 2020

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    Replies: @theo the kraut, @theo the kraut, @J.Ross, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account


    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

  21. @theo the kraut
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-lives-matter-corporate-america-has-pledged-1-678-billion-so-far
    »Black Lives Matter: Corporate America Has Pledged $1.678 Billion So Far«
    June 10, 2020

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    Replies: @theo the kraut, @theo the kraut, @J.Ross, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account


    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @theo the kraut

    Congrats. He passed three of yours, zero of mine.

  22. @theo the kraut
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-lives-matter-corporate-america-has-pledged-1-678-billion-so-far
    »Black Lives Matter: Corporate America Has Pledged $1.678 Billion So Far«
    June 10, 2020

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    Replies: @theo the kraut, @theo the kraut, @J.Ross, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Sometimes a comment won’t appear right away, or at all, especially if it’s on a very new post.

  23. Does someone own the phrase, copyright, or trademark, or whatever, “Black Lives Matter”? Can I open a charity BLM – [my city] and start a Go Fund Me or start applying for government grants? Start shaking down local businesses? Will someone come around looking for a cut for using the name? Do I need to get a black person to front the org? Do I have to do something vaguely charitable, like, I dunno, have a cop smile and wave at a black teen?

    This sort of reminds me of Tom Wolf’s essay on black gangs. The city officials were looking for someone in charge of the ghetto after mostly peaceful events. Someone would come forward and take money, but could not do anything about the next peacefully to-do. Or like how black gangs, even national gangs the Bloods or Crips, are independent cells. There is no overarching structure. There is no Top Blood or Cripps Board of Directors who direct the gang. Black gangs are a few few guys on the block. Even within each gang, there are no recognized ‘leaders,’ it is all informal. Anything that looks like planning is emergent behavior of mostly-independent actors, a bit like an ant colony.

    BLM seems like that. Unless there is a shadowy figure pulling the strings of Black Twit… you might say Soros, but I don’t think he could push them to do anything they weren’t very inclined to do. Does Jack Dorsey count? I mean, he directs the people who tweak Twit… algorithms for what is trending.

    I think news media (I can barely call them ‘journalists’) works this way. There is no shadowy conspiracy. There is a culture of people who desperately want to stay in the club, so they all do and say the same things.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Rob

    "Is that the smell of George Soros in the air?"


    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/25/black-lives-matter-disturbingly-mum-on-donors/


    "leaders declined to name prominent donors.”

  24. @theo the kraut
    @theo the kraut

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    Replies: @Polistra

    Congrats. He passed three of yours, zero of mine.

  25. Immigrant from Mali figures out that race hoaxes are the fastest way to fame and fortune in current day USA.

    https://mol.im/a/9297475

    Ruined lives? Whatever. You wanna make an omelet?

    • Thanks: Percy Gryce
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Polistra

    Each and every one of these endless hoaxes--and very few are ever exposed--is used as further justification for the endless attacks upon our people. If this doesn't itself constitute an ongoing series of hate crimes then the phrase really has no meaning.

    One way we know that very few are ever exposed is because (as that article demonstrates) you can ruin your life by daring even to doubt. That's simply not a healthy state of affairs. Coincidentally, unz.com has been under sustained cyber attack this evening.

    , @Lurker
    @Polistra

    And it's all in the Daily Mali.

  26. Ya gotta admit, whoever reserved the URL first was a genius.

  27. @Abolish_public_education
    Perhaps rich-communist, BLM can be persuaded to pay for the “literary consultant” that the Shelby County (Memphis Public) School District was planning to hire; at the last minute, some of SCSD union teachers balked.

    The contract calls for spending $5.6M in the next school year (up to $14.5M over the next five years) for services related to teaching credentialed teachers how to teach reading. Yep.

    It was not always easy, but we (no credentials or formal training as teachers) taught our kids how to read. If the superintendent responds, I’ll tell him how we did it. Hint: We assigned them level-appropriate books to read.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    Some kids taught themselves how to read (and write) before they even started school. I wonder what else distinguishes these kids?

  28. @Polistra
    Immigrant from Mali figures out that race hoaxes are the fastest way to fame and fortune in current day USA.

    https://i.ibb.co/zrq9dKb/Screenshot-20210225-032627-Daily-Mail-Online.jpg

    https://mol.im/a/9297475

    Ruined lives? Whatever. You wanna make an omelet?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Lurker

    Each and every one of these endless hoaxes–and very few are ever exposed–is used as further justification for the endless attacks upon our people. If this doesn’t itself constitute an ongoing series of hate crimes then the phrase really has no meaning.

    One way we know that very few are ever exposed is because (as that article demonstrates) you can ruin your life by daring even to doubt. That’s simply not a healthy state of affairs. Coincidentally, unz.com has been under sustained cyber attack this evening.

  29. @International Jew

    I gather, own the intellectual property right to the phrase “black lives matter” (do they?)
     
    They also own a wide minefield all around their property. You get blown up if you say "white lives matter", "asian lives matter" or even "X matters" (for any X) if you try to make a thing out of it.

    The fact that this "ownership" exists outside the law makes it no less effective.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @anthony aaron

    They also own a wide minefield all around their property.

    A perceptive observation.

  30. @anonymousperson
    A shakedown by any other name is still a shakedown.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

  31. Q: What’s the best nation?

    A: Donation.

  32. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1364631572515799043

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jim Don Bob

    Pretty sure this is an op to remove Cuomo as a threat to Harris and install someone worse as NY governor.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    You know they're serious, when they get a female to play the "sexual harassment" or "rape" card.

  33. @International Jew

    I gather, own the intellectual property right to the phrase “black lives matter” (do they?)
     
    They also own a wide minefield all around their property. You get blown up if you say "white lives matter", "asian lives matter" or even "X matters" (for any X) if you try to make a thing out of it.

    The fact that this "ownership" exists outside the law makes it no less effective.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @anthony aaron

    And God only knows what might happen if someone utters ‘Dark Matter’ … why, heads might explode all over the place …

  34. First it is a noble cause, then a business, then a racket. BLM is at the racket phase already.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @p38ace

    When was blm "a noble cause"? These thugs were always racist criminals. You wasted an excellent aphorism. blm was always a racket.

  35. It’ll vanish pretty fast. If any blacks get hold of it, it’ll disappear on blow, hookers, and bling. Blacks won’t be able to resist embezzling the money and spending it like water.

    • Agree: anonymousperson
  36. @Polistra
    Can one photo be said to perfectly encapsulate our Current Moment?

    It seems unlikely, yet I feel compelled to offer a submission.

    https://i.ibb.co/qx0fpVD/blm-Edomf-Aq-Vo-AAMRqc.jpg

    Replies: @Haxo Angmark

    Walmart paid BLM $23,000,000….

    as a bribe to not trash any more Walmarts.

    BLM is a a Jew/Black protection racket.

    Trump could have RICOH’d BLM…but didn’t. And

    neither will Biden. Overall, the Jews

    are formatting the Blacks into a murderous anti-White Einsatzgruppe.

  37. @Rob
    Does someone own the phrase, copyright, or trademark, or whatever, “Black Lives Matter”? Can I open a charity BLM - [my city] and start a Go Fund Me or start applying for government grants? Start shaking down local businesses? Will someone come around looking for a cut for using the name? Do I need to get a black person to front the org? Do I have to do something vaguely charitable, like, I dunno, have a cop smile and wave at a black teen?

    This sort of reminds me of Tom Wolf’s essay on black gangs. The city officials were looking for someone in charge of the ghetto after mostly peaceful events. Someone would come forward and take money, but could not do anything about the next peacefully to-do. Or like how black gangs, even national gangs the Bloods or Crips, are independent cells. There is no overarching structure. There is no Top Blood or Cripps Board of Directors who direct the gang. Black gangs are a few few guys on the block. Even within each gang, there are no recognized ‘leaders,’ it is all informal. Anything that looks like planning is emergent behavior of mostly-independent actors, a bit like an ant colony.

    BLM seems like that. Unless there is a shadowy figure pulling the strings of Black Twit... you might say Soros, but I don’t think he could push them to do anything they weren’t very inclined to do. Does Jack Dorsey count? I mean, he directs the people who tweak Twit... algorithms for what is trending.

    I think news media (I can barely call them ‘journalists’) works this way. There is no shadowy conspiracy. There is a culture of people who desperately want to stay in the club, so they all do and say the same things.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    “Is that the smell of George Soros in the air?”

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/25/black-lives-matter-disturbingly-mum-on-donors/

    “leaders declined to name prominent donors.”

  38. The selling of indulgences, updated and repackaged for the modern era.

  39. @theo the kraut
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-lives-matter-corporate-america-has-pledged-1-678-billion-so-far
    »Black Lives Matter: Corporate America Has Pledged $1.678 Billion So Far«
    June 10, 2020

    https://twitter.com/EconUS/status/1338355226173190144
    The Economist, Dec 14, 2020
    Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

    Replies: @theo the kraut, @theo the kraut, @J.Ross, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Beat me to it. I can’t get behind the paywall – is the Economist overcounting, or is the Post undercounting?

  40. If there’s any justice in this world, they’ll start fighting over the donations or get swindled by a diverse accountant.

  41. @Polistra
    Immigrant from Mali figures out that race hoaxes are the fastest way to fame and fortune in current day USA.

    https://i.ibb.co/zrq9dKb/Screenshot-20210225-032627-Daily-Mail-Online.jpg

    https://mol.im/a/9297475

    Ruined lives? Whatever. You wanna make an omelet?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Lurker

    And it’s all in the Daily Mali.

    • LOL: Polistra
  42. The IRS is too busy going after Trump to audit the BoweLMovement.

  43. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Pretty sure this is an op to remove Cuomo as a threat to Harris and install someone worse as NY governor.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    You know they’re serious, when they get a female to play the “sexual harassment” or “rape” card.

  44. @p38ace
    First it is a noble cause, then a business, then a racket. BLM is at the racket phase already.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    When was blm “a noble cause”? These thugs were always racist criminals. You wasted an excellent aphorism. blm was always a racket.

  45. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1364631572515799043

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jim Don Bob

    Cuomo just apologized so you know he’s toast.

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