Where does the money go?
That is what everyone wants to know regarding Black Lives Matter.
The group has come under considerable scrutiny on this front as of late, and now it has just lost its AmazonSmile privileges.
Not in Good Standing
BLM has raised tens of millions of dollars over the last 18 months.
The George Floyd rioting was a windfall, only the organization has not accounted for all of this money.
Even Amazon wrote a check for $10 million, but now it has booted BLM from its charity fundraising arm, AmazonSmile.
Last week, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who resigned from the organization in May, in reference to the unaccounted for funds, stated, “This is money that came from white guilt, white corporation guilt, and they just poured money in.”
I am not sure what that has to do with the organization not being able to account for the money, but whatever.
It doesn’t matter where the money came from or if you solicited the money… it was donated, you accepted it, so where is it?
Amazon, on the suspension, stated, “Among other eligibility requirements, organizations are required to be in good standing in their state of incorporation and in the states and territories where they are authorized to do business.
“Organizations that don’t meet the requirements listed in the agreement may have its eligibility suspended or revoked.
“Charities can request to be reinstated once they are back in good standing.”
BLM stated that it had shut down its fundraising arm voluntarily until it gets its records in order.
The organization has also engaged “compliance counsel” to get back in good standing in the numerous states of which it is currently in violation.