An Expose on Black Lives Matter and Its Funding

Published by : Joshua Banbury

With every passing year since its creation in August 2014 the Black Lives Matter movement gains more attention from media and donors. As I have followed the Black Lives Matter movement i began to wonder how this movement was being funded. Who was paying for these rallies, and advertising, t-shirts, travel fees for the three leaders and ect. I also wondered what is is exactly that the movement s doing with the money they are receiving.  According to Borealis Movement “The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America,”.  The Ford Foundation and the Borealias Philanthropy recently created the BLack-Led Movement Fund , which is a donor campaign aimed at raising over $100 million for BLM. The Ford Fundation added their voice to the movement by saying “now is the time to stand by and amplify movements rooted in love, compassion, and dignity for all people. Now is the time to call for an end to state violence directed at communities of color. And now is the time to advocate for investment in public services—including but not limited to police reform—together with education, health, and employment in communities and for people that have historically had less opportunity and access to all those things.” Another huge benefactor to BLM’s assets comes from George Soros, who is a Democratic party donor and billionaire. He created Open Society Foundations which has donated over more than $33 million to the foundation.The final major donor of the organization id The democratic Aliance According to Politico, “Democracy Alliance was created in 2005 by a handful of major donors, including billionaire financier George Soros and Taco Bell heir Rob McKay to build a permanent infrastructure to advance liberal ideas and causes. Donors are required to donate at least $200,000 a year to recommended groups, and their combined donations to those groups now total more than $500 million. Endorsed beneficiaries include the Center for American Progress think tank, the liberal attack dog Media Matters and the Democratic data firm Catalist, though members also give heavily to Democratic politicians and super PACs….” (Dr.Eowyn). BlM also has pledges totaling u to $100 million from various organizations and celebrities such as Jay-Z. Aside from the Black celebrities that ave donated to the organization, it is mostly ironically funded by wealthy white people. Below I have copied and pasted a section from an article written by Dr. Eowyn from DcClothesline.com.

Here are some of the members of Democracy Alliance (DA) (Sources: Politico,SourceWatch):

  • Rob Stein: founder of Democracy Alliance and former Clinton Treasury official.
  • Gara LaMarche: President of Democracy Alliance; former VP director of U.S. programs for Soros’ Open Society Institute; now columnist for HuffingtonPost; lives in New York City.
  • Billionaire George Soros, whose funding of BLM protests is well-documented byFOTM. See:
  • Rob McKay: DA Chairman; heir to Taco Bell fortune. His father, Robert McKay, Sr., was the politically-conservative president of the Taco Bell food franchise who, in 1978, sold his 10% share to PepsiCo, Inc. for an estimated $13 million. (Source)
  • Norman Lear, TV producer of sit-coms like All in the Family.
  • Rob “meathead” Reiner, actor and director.
  • Drummond Pike, founder of Tides Foundation and many other donor foundations and groups. In 2008, Pike anonymously donated $1 million to the criminal syndicate ACORN, after Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN’s founder Wade Rathke, was found to have embezzled $948,607.50 from ACORN and affiliated organizations. ACORN had also previously received funding from Pikes’ Tides Foundation. (Source)
  • Anna Burger: former executive VP of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the members of which like to beat up opponents; appointed by Obama to thePresident’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board in 2009. (Source)
  • Anne Bartley: stepdaughter of Winthrop Rockefeller; niece of Laurance Rockefeller; former president of Rockefeller Family Fund.
  • Tom Steyer: Californian hedge fund manager; fundraiser for and environmental advisor to Obama; worth $1.6 billion. (Source)
  • Paul Egerman: co-founder of IDX Systems, a healthcare software tech company that was acquired by General Electric; now co-chairman and co-CEO of eScription, Inc., a Massachusetts company that provides software to healthcare enterprises. (Source)
  • Husband-and-wife Steve Phillips and Susan Sandler: Steve Phillips is former president of the San Francisco Board of Education; co-founder of PowerPAC+ thatconducted the largest independent voter mobilization efforts to elect Barack Obama.Susan Sandler is the daughter of billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler — the couple who ran World Savings Bank and were notorious players in the 2008 financial crisis. Susan has ties to George Soros and gave millions to ACORN back in its heyday.
  • Leah Hunt-Hendrix: granddaughter of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt; heir to the Hunt fortune; participant in the Occupy Wall Street movement; leader of a coalition of mostly young donors called Solidaire that’s donated more than $200,000 to the BLM movement; lives in San Francisco. (Source)

Note: At least 6 of the above 14 (43%) are Jewish: Stein, Soros, Lear, Reiner, Egerman, Sandler.

Below are their pictures. These are the millionaires/billionaires, all “white” except for one (Steve Phillips), who are funding the BlackLivesMatter movement and, therefore, are responsible for the chaos and violence.

Rob Stein, Gary LaMarche, George SorosRob McKay, Norman Lear, Rob ReinerDrummond Pike, Anna Burger, Anne BartleyTom Steyer, Paul EgermanSteve Phillips, Susan Sandler, Leah Hunt-Hendrix

 

I will continue my research next with the salaries of the BLM workers and how much the organization is spending are spending.

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