Last year, you could barely turn on the TV without hearing some reference to the Black Lives Matter campaign. Even prominent video games jumped on the bandwagon, with FIFA 2021 updating the game with a propaganda statement about BLM popping up and surreal virtual protests organized in children’s games like Animal Crossing.
Of course, the organization first came to international prominence after months of rioting, looting, and violence across America following the murder of the convicted black criminal George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis in 2020. Copycat protests proceeded to spring up across the Western world, with thousands of campaigners in the world’s major cities sporting BLM placards.
With all that attention the world over, it’s no wonder BLM, which is a registered charity, has built up a stash of donations apparently amounting to over 60 million dollars. Who oversees that money remains a mystery.
According to an investigation by the Washington Examiner, the most recent tax filing for BLM in 2019 used a Los Angeles address that is non-existent and despite registering as a charity in 2020, the group still has not provided its latest tax return. This is a legal requirement and could see them fined by the IRS.
The Washington Examiner also reported that the people who were announced to be taking over the control of the group’s money didn’t ever take up the positions. Read more