Amazon removes Black Lives Matter from charity program — Analysis

Black Lives Matter was suspended from Amazon’s charity program this week over its failure to disclose what happened to the tens of millions of dollars in donations it received following racial justice protests in 2020.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation fell afoul of several US states after it refused to reveal who was in control of the organization’s estimated $60 million in assets. After it emerged that Patrisse, the cofounder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, had bought four luxurious properties in luxury while serving as its executive director, further controversy was generated by the organization.

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Cullors claimed that Cullors did not ask for the huge sums of money and it came from the group itself. “white guilt” over racial inequity. “This is money that came from white guilt, white corporation guilt, and they just poured money in,”She stated. Investigators however are trying to figure out where the money went.

Amazon spokeswoman told the New York Post Thursday that Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has been removed from its AmazonSmile program. This allows people to donate a percentage of their purchases to different charities.

“States have rules for nonprofits, and organizations participating in AmazonSmile need to meet those rules,”The spokesperson said so. “Unfortunately this organization fell out of compliance with the rules in several states.”

We’ve had to temporarily suspend them from the program until they come into compliance

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a delinquency notification to Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation last month. It warned that the foundation had violated the Registry of Charitable Trusts. “for failing to submit required annual report(s).”

“An organization that is delinquent, suspended or revoked is not in good standing and is prohibited from engaging in conduct for which registration is required, including soliciting or disbursing charitable funds,”Declared the notice.

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