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Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Faces Scrutiny Over Payments to Insiders

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The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), a leading organization in the Black Lives Matter movement, is under scrutiny following revelations from its recent tax filings. These documents have disclosed substantial payments to companies owned by the organization’s leadership and their family members, raising significant concerns about potential conflicts of interest and ethical breaches.

Between July 2022 and June 2023, BLMGNF awarded contracts worth millions to firms closely associated with key figures within the organization. The consulting firm BOWERS, owned by Shalomyah Bowers, who holds at least 35% of the company and serves as the secretary of BLMGNF’s board, received nearly $2.6 million for staffing and management services. Bowers also plays a dual role as the treasurer of the Black Lives Matter PAC, directing substantial sums from the PAC to his firm for strategic consulting services.

Another example includes Black Ties LLC, owned by Paul Cullors, the brother of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors. This firm was paid $1.6 million for providing professional security services. Moreover, New Impact Partners, controlled by Danielle Edwards, the sister of BLMGNF’s director of operations, received $913,500 for consulting. Additionally, Trap Heals, run by Damon Turner, who has a child with Patrisse Cullors, was compensated approximately $780,000 for live production, design, and media work.

These financial transactions have prompted criticism from nonprofit ethics experts and charity watchdogs, who argue that such practices could undermine public trust in the charitable sector. Laurie Styron, Executive Director of Charity Watch, expressed that the public, regardless of their views on the mission of BLM, should be concerned about the channeling of charitable dollars to insiders without adequate oversight. This scenario creates not only real but also perceived conflicts of interest, potentially damaging the credibility of the charity.

Doug White, another nonprofit ethics expert, described the situation as indicative of potential “private inurement,” where organizational assets are used for personal enrichment rather than the intended charitable purposes. This misuse could jeopardize the foundation’s charitable status. He also noted that while the cause of seeking equality is commendable, the organization must maintain ethical standards and honor its obligations to the public and donors.

The financial dealings have also contributed to a fiscal imbalance, with BLMGNF reporting a deficit exceeding $6 million in the same period. This financial strain highlights further the questionable nature of the large payments made to insiders. Past controversies surrounding financial management practices within BLMGNF, such as the $6 million spent on a mansion in Los Angeles and luxurious expenditures by another nonprofit led by Patrisse Cullors, have only added to the ongoing scrutiny.

This unfolding situation presents significant challenges not only for BLMGNF but also for the broader nonprofit sector, emphasizing the need for independent oversight and strict governance to prevent misuse of funds and ensure that charitable organizations operate transparently and ethically. The absence of a response from BLMGNF to inquiries about these issues underscores the pressing need for accountability and reform within the organization to restore and maintain public confidence in its operations and mission.

Key Points:

i. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) has been found to allocate millions in contracts to companies owned by its leadership and their relatives, according to recent tax filings.

ii. Notable payments include nearly $2.6 million to BOWERS for staffing and management, owned by Shalomyah Bowers, a board member and treasurer of the Black Lives Matter PAC.

iii. Additional payments were made to Black Ties LLC for security services, owned by Paul Cullors, brother of co-founder Patrisse Cullors, and other firms linked to close relatives of organization leaders for consulting and media production.

iv. These transactions have raised ethical concerns and potential conflicts of interest, with experts warning that such practices could threaten the foundation’s charitable status and undermine public trust.

v. BLMGNF’s financial activities contributed to a reported deficit of over $6 million, intensifying scrutiny on its financial management and governance practices.

Lap Fu Ip – Reprinted with permission of Whatfinger News

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