Funding-2 Company Donations
Companies making donations to either Black Lives Matter or racially driven projects for “minorities”. Companies which seem to be giving very large sums of money to Black Lives Matter or social justice related programs like “Fighting System Racism” and “Supporting Social Justice” Fake News Claims on BLM donation articles - See Media - Alt Breitbart’s List (see article by John Carney below) Alphabet/Google Amazon Apple Bed, Bath & Beyond Chik Fil-A Cisco Disney Duke Energy Etsy Facebook Goldman Sachs GE Glossier Intel Lego Lululemon McDonalds Microsoft Nike Pepsi Proctor & Gamble PWC Charitable Found. Quaker Oats Sony Music Spotify Starbucks Target Uber United Health Verizon Warby Parker Walmart Warner Music Yelp Forbes List (See article below) Apple Banana Republic Chipmaker Facebook EA Glossier Home Depot Intel Levi’s Peloton United Health Group Harpers Bazaar List of celebrities who supported BLM (see article below) Adam Lambert, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Bella Hadid, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Cole Sprouse, Drake, Doutzen Kroes and Iman Hammam, Gigi Hadi, Halsey, Harry Styles, Jaz Sinclair and Ross Lynch, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Keke Palmer, Lauren Jauregui, Lili Reinhart, Machine Gun Kelly, Madonna, Nina Dobrev, Rihanna, Tinashe, The Weeknd, Trevor Noah, YungBlud Other Airbnb A16z Banana Republic Beyonce Black Health Alliance – Canada Bumble Campaign Zero Docusign DoorDash George Soros Thousand Currents Campaign Zero Equal Justice Initiative National Urban League Race Forward Runnymede Trust – UK Eaze Grindr Grubhub IBM Matchstick Ventures Niantic Peloton RobinHood Salesforce Shopify Snap Techtonic Home Depot Matchstick Ventures Niantic Peloton Reddit RobinHood Runnymede Salesforce Shopify Snap Techtonic Thousand Currents Trust – UK Organized by category Computer Related Apple IBM Microsoft Chipmaker Intel Civil Rights Related Equal Justice Initiative National Urban League Race Forward Health Related United Health Group Black Health Alliance – Canada Clothing Banana Republic Levi’s Hardware and Lumber Home Depot Banks and Credit Card or Finance Companies Bank of America Capital One PNC Banking Group Colleges or Universities Univ of Hawaii Individuals, Whether Linked to Groups or Not Beyonce (Black Musical group) George Soros Articles on certain Celebrities Thousand Currents see more down below 2020/06/26 The story behind Thousand Currents, the charity that doles out the millions of dollars Black Lives Matter generates in donations MEIRA GEBEL https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-is-thousand-currents-black-lives-matter-charity-2020-6 Beyonce MSN 2020/06 Beyonce dedicates award to BLM https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/celebrity/beyonce-dedicates-bet-award-to-black-lives-matter- movement/ar-BB165gMg https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/black-lives-matter-co-founder-to-beyonce-welcome-to-the- movement-162647/ Good 2016/02 Beyoncé and Jay Z Donate $1.5 Million to the Black Lives Matter Movement Black Lives Matter, as well as other civil rights groups, will be receiving funds through Tidal grants. Tasbeeh Herwees https://www.good.is/articles/jay-z-beyonce-black-lives-matter-funds ARTICLES Breitbart dot com 2020/06/11 $1.175 Billion: Corporate America Floods Social Justice Causes with Cash Amid Floyd Protests. By John Carney. https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/corporate-donations-to-social-justice/ Corporations are opening up their treasuries to give money to social justice causes, including Black Lives Matter, in the wake of nationwide protests and riots over the death of George Floyd. Many of the big companies are pushing their employees to do the same. Some businesses are donating to controversial bail funds like the Minnesota Freedom Fund that seek to bail out protesters and rioters. Others have promised to set aside money to make purchases to black-owned businesses or create scholarships aimed at black Americans. Here is a list thus far. Pepsi—to lift up Black communities and increase Black representation at PepsiCo—$400 million Sony Music—a fund “to support social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world”—$100 million Walmart—a new racial equity center—$100 million Warner Music—campaigns against violence and racism and social justice causes related to music industry—$100 million. Apple—a “racial justice initiative,” details to come—$100 million. Nike—“Organizations that put social justice, education and addressing racial inequality in America at the center of their work”—$40 million Alphabet/Google—various organizations, starting with $1 million each to Center for Policing Equity and Equal Justice Initiative—$12 million Amazon—American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation, Brennan Center for Justice, Equal Justice Initiative, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Bar Association, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Urban League, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Year Up—$10 million Facebook—$10 million in grants to “groups working on racial justice” and a $200 million commitment to Black-owned businesses and organizations—$210 million General Electric—“organizations that promote inclusion and racial justice; An initial $1 million will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund—$10 million Target—long-standing partners such as the National Urban League and the African American Leadership Forum in addition to adding new partners in Minneapolis-St. Paul and across the country—$10 million Verizon—National Urban League, NAACP, National Action Network, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Rainbow Push Coalition, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund—$10 million United Health—YMCA Equity Innovation Center of Excellence and Minneapolis-St Paul businesses—$10 million Goldman Sachs—donor-advised fund to support “leading organizations addressing racial injustice, structural inequity and economic disparity”—$10 million Spotify—matching employee donations—$10 million Disney—organizations that advance social justice—$5 million Procter & Gamble—NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, YWCA Stand Against Racism, and UNCF; also smaller organizations that mobilize and advocate, such as Courageous Conversation—$5 million Cisco—Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, and a Cisco fund for fighting racism and discrimination—$5 million Quaker Oats—funds to “create meaningful, ongoing support and engagement in the Black community” —$5 million Chik-fil-A—non-profits that are black-led or serve black communities—$5 million Lego—organizations supporting black children and educating all children about racial equality—$4 million Microsoft—Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, Innocence Project, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, Minnesota Freedom Fund, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund—$1.25 million Starbucks—“Organizations promoting racial equity and more inclusive and just communities” nominated by employees—$1.25 million Bed, Bath & Beyond—NAACP‘s Empowerment Programs—$1 million Intel—support of efforts to address social injustice and anti-racism across various nonprofits and community organizations, and encouraging employees to consider donating to organizations focused on equity and social justice, including the Black Lives Matter Foundation, the Center for Policing Equity, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, all of which are eligible for Intel’s Donation Matching Program—$1 million McDonald’s—unspecified—$1 million Uber—Equal Justice Initiative and Center for Policing Equity—$1 million Duke Energy—nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity–$1 million The Travelers Companies—organizations such as the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Urban League, YWCA Minneapolis, and the We Love Midway fund established by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of St. Paul–$1 million. Warby Parker—organizations “combating systemic racism”–$1 million PwC Charitable Foundation—NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Dream Corps, ACLU, and the Center for Policing Equity—$1 million Glosser—$500,000 to various organization that are focused on combating racial injustice, including Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and We The Protesters; also an additional $500,000 in grants to black-owned beauty businesses—$1 million. Etsy—$500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative, $500,000 to Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund, and match any employee donations—$1 million. Yelp Foundation—Equal Justice Initiative and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund—$500,000 H&M—NAACP, ACLU, and Color of Change—$500,000 Levi’s—$100,000 to the ACLU and $100,000 in grants to Live Free USA—$200,000 Lululemon—the Minnesota Freedom Fund—$100,000 ——————————————————– Total: $1.1748 billion COMMENTS You can reasonably ask if any of these companies experienced extortion or a softening period which included excessive civil rights lawsuits directed at them, or some such thing in order to get them to donate such large sums. Anyone with a brain who supports the legitimate functioning United States can sense all of this is very dangerous. This is very upsetting to many of us, creating a bad feeling to the point many do not want to do business with these companies, but instead to blackball them as much as possible. The corporations feel like a single tyrant-controlled enterprise in which the state, political and ideological business aspects have lost their separation. What fighting “systemic racism” and “supporting social justice” really means: Give Blacks and other Minorities money; Give them jobs; Give them CEO and executive positions; put out all-Black and dark brown ads; Scold white people for being racists, and otherwise act like disciplining parents; sqeeze whites out of jobs; bully whites at schools; turn college campuses into Muslim Student Association and BLM or MPM places; enslave whites; sexually abuse whites; hammering and badgering: use constant incriminating and guilt-mongering language against whites; infiltrate cell phone and internet companies to spy on whites and to use psychotronics and psychic attacks to invade their minds and the minds of their families and points of contact to get them to buy black-owned goods and to live in deference to blacks; to put whites on the defensive and to get them to walk around with their tales between their legs; to make them apologize for things they did not do, using constant provocation to upset them, to take them off their center, to push buttons. To put tyrannical governors in office. To take over the media and all corporations. The behaviors are obsessive- compulsive and self-centered, the discussions one-sided, and many of the people receiving monetary benefits have worked with, or are, killers linked to anti-American countris as well as cartel and terrorist crimes - groups who step over other people’s human rights. Many of the groups doing these terrible things to our country are illegal aliens from Mexico, Latin America, African and Middle Easter countries as well as those supposedly legal immigrants who only misuse America in one way or another, including spending their time in the country taking over operations and bringing in their anti-American friends. Trump was right: many of these people need to leave, and they should never been able to get into the country in the first place. Many Muslims are using “refugee status” to take over western countries, and they need to go back to their home countries. Many Hispanics and Latinos are being dishonest in our election processes, using organized crime connections and dishonest state governors and others to manipulate the election processes. VARIOUS WEALTHY BACKERS OF BLM Black Lives Matter Created and/or Spurred by Wealthy The Black Lives Matter Movement is the Enemy of African Americans By LESLIE TAHA https //www yonkerstribune com/2020/06/the-black-lives-matter-movement-is-the-enemy-of-african-americans- by-leslie-taha Excerpt: Most people think that Black Lives Matter is a grass-roots, black created, black run organization dedicated to fighting racism. It most certainly is not. The Black Lives Matter movement is the creation of a group of a few very wealthy individuals, non-profit corporations, and the corporate media (incidentally, 90% of the U.S. media is controlled by only six corporations) Business Insider These 6 corporations control 90 of the media in America https://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6 On the official Black Lives Matter website, BlackLivesMatter.com https://blacklivesmatter.com/ it states that Black Lives Matter is a global network foundation that is active in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. A global network! Who funds Black Lives Matter? It’s funded by billionaires George Soros (Open Society Foundation), Rob McKay (Taco Bell heir), the Ford Foundation, the Borealis Philanthropy, the Democracy Alliance, and many others. Not exactly what I would call a black run grass-roots organization. If these facts alone don’t cause you to rethink the whole Black Lives Matter thing, then you just aren’t paying attention. (Check out the links below) https://www.influencewatch.org/movement/black-lives-matter/ Popular Democracy see also: https://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/major-donors-consider-funding-black-lives- matter-215814 Major donors consider funding Black Lives Matter. Activists for the protest movement are meeting in secret with liberal funder club. https //populardemocracy org/news-and-publications/major-donors-consider-funding-black-lives-matter-0 Excerpt: Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement, POLITICO has learned. The meetings are taking place at the annual winter gathering of the Democracy Alliance major liberal donor club, which runs from Tuesday evening through Saturday morning and is expected to draw Democratic financial heavyweights, including Tom Steyer and Paul Egerman. The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful of endorsed groups that have supported the Black Lives Matter movement. And the club and some of its members also are considering ways to funnel support directly to scrappier local groups that have utilized confrontational tactics to inject their grievances into the political debate. https //populardemocracy org/news-and-publications/major-donors-consider-funding-black-lives-matter-0 BMA Funders dot org Who is funding Black Lives Matter http://bmafunders.org/who-is-funding-black-lives-matter/ Yonkers Tribune 2020/06 The Black Lives Matter Movement is the enemy of African Americans https //www yonkerstribune com/2020/06/the-black-lives-matter-movement-is-the-enemy-of-african-americans- by-leslie-taha University of Hawaii 2020/09 https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15736 University of Hawaii awards 'trained Marxist' & BLM co-founder Alicia Garza Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza was selected as an endowed chair at the University of Hawaii. BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors previously described herself and Garza as “trained Marxists.” Garza also holds a position of leadership at another advocacy group that reportedly has ties to the Chinese Communist Party. JUSTICE DEPT LOOKS IN ON FUNDING Justice Department investigates funding of BLM in Portland and other citieis USA Today 2020/09/01 Justice Department investigates protest leaders, funding in Portland and other cities Kevin Johnson https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/01/justice-department-investigating-blm-protest-leaders- funding/3454937001/ THOUSAND CURRENTS CONNECTION BW Central dot org [Note from PF: this is also under George Soros] 2018/06 https://bwcentral.org/2018/06/the-shared-agendas-of-george-soros-and-barack-obama/ Some Politicians Label BLM a Terrorist Organization 2020/08/06 Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group BY KAELAN DEESE https://thehill.com/homenews/media/510953-giuliani-says-black-lives-matter-is-domestic-terrorist-group Susan Rosenberg, Thousand Currents -Vice chair of the board of directors of Thousand Currents. -Formally of Weather Underground and M19 (May 19 Communist Organization) -In 1970s and 1980s—including bombings at an FBI field office in Staten Island, the Navy Yard Officers’ Club in Washington, DC, and even the U.S. Capitol building, Thousand Currents behind BLM: it’s a fiscally sponsored project of BLM Global Network Foundation Sky News Australia 2020/07/14 Inappropriate for 'convicted terrorist' Susan Rosenberg to oversee BLM fund https //www youtube.com/watch?v=o57Yaqbankc abor Senator Kimberly Kitching says it is “not appropriate to have someone who is a convicted terrorist” on a board of directors linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. Great Game India dot com Thousand Currents – Terrorist Ties To Black Lives Matter https //greatgameindia com/terrorist-black-lives-matter/ Excerpt: Thousand Currents – the group funding the core operations of Black Lives Matter – has a terrorist Susan Rosenberg as a Vice Chair on its board BLM has been a fiscally sponsored project of Thousand Currents, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, since 2016 Susan is an expert in civil unrest and cultural warfare She was the ringleader of “America’s only woman-run terror group” – M19 She tried to derail Ronald Reagan’s reelection campaign by orchestrating a violent movement based on racial oppression After living as a fugitive for two years, she was arrested while unloading 740 pounds of dynamite and weapons from a car in New Jersey She has been charged for bombings at an FBI field office in Staten Island, the 1983 bombing of the United States Capitol Building, the U.S. Naval War College and the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association She spent 16 years in prison and was released in 2001 through executive clemency by then President Bill Clinton on his final day in office Capital Research dot org 2020/06/24 A Terrorist’s Ties to a Leading Black Lives Matter Group. By Scott Walker. https //capitalresearch org/article/a-terrorists-ties-to-a-leading-black-lives-matter-group/ Full Excerpt: Some conservatives have begun speculating the unrest in American cities—even as late as Monday night in Washington, DC, as “protestors” unsuccessfully worked to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson and set up an autonomous zone across the street from the White House—may in part be an attempt to affect the upcoming presidential election, with the chaos and violence intended to make it as difficult as possible for Donald Trump to win a second term. Lending credence to this idea is the fact that at least one board member of Thousand Currents—the group fiscally sponsoring the most organized part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, who have been involved in most of the activity surrounding the current unrest—tried the same thing almost 40 years ago during Ronald Reagan’s reelection campaign. And it landed her in federal prison for 16 years. If there were any question whether Black Lives Matter has ideological ties to the Communist terrorists of the 1960s, the story of Susan Rosenberg [archived here] should put that issue to bed. [Editor’s note: The webpage for Thousand Current’s board of directors was taken down within hours of this post’s publication. Fortunately, the board of directors webpage is archived here.] Susan Rosenberg and Thousand Currents: Rosenberg, who started out as a member of the 1960s revolutionary group Weather Underground, graduated into even more violent, and arguably successful, forms of terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s—including bombings at an FBI field office in Staten Island, the Navy Yard Officers’ Club in Washington, DC, and even the U.S. Capitol building, where she damaged a representation of the greatest of the Democrat defenders of slavery, John C. Calhoun. She currently serves as human and prisoner rights advocate and a vice chair of the board of directors of Thousand Currents. As my colleague Robert Stilson explains here, BLM Global Network Foundation has been a fiscally sponsored project of Thousand Currents, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, since 2016. That means the BLM group, which runs the BlackLivesMatter.com website, does not have its own IRS tax-exempt status but is operating as a “project” of an organization that does. In the case of 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored projects, this allows tax-deductible donations to be made to the project. Marxist Connections When “Black Lives Matter” is used to refer to an organization, it typically means the BLM Global Network Foundation that traces its beginnings to “three radical Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.” Cullors recently went viral online when she admitted that she and others in the group were “trained Marxists.” This leads to confusion when people express their support for “Black Lives,” because they may not realize this organization is ideologically tied—to the point of having Rosenberg on the board of the central group—with trained Marxists with a history of extremism and violence. In fact, Rosenberg was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization (M19). It was, according to this NY Post article from January 2020, “the nation’s only woman-run terror group,” as recounted by William Rosenau in his book Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol. According to the Post, M19 spent two years engaged in bombings in New York and Washington, DC, that were meant “to cast a cloud over what President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign was promising: a sunny, prosperous ‘Morning in America.’ Reagan’s election in 1980 told the remnants of America’s radical left that the country had rejected their call to revolution.” Middle-class and college-educated, M19’s members shared a disdain for their own whiteness. To prove they weren’t merely “mouthing revolution,” they allied with the Black Liberation Army to break cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) out of prison in 1979. Two years later they assisted in the notorious Brink’s robbery of 1981, which killed two Nyack police officers and a bank guard. In an eerily familiar incident on November 7, 1983, they even managed to pose as tourists at the U.S. Capitol building, planting a duffel bag with a bomb under a bench outside the Senate chamber, and cratering a wall and shattering chandeliers that ultimately damaged a portrait of 19th-century Sen. John C. Calhoun. Rosenberg and another M19 member, Tim Blunk, were arrested in November 1984 in Cherry Hill, NJ, in front of a storage unit containing 740 pounds of unstable dynamite stolen from a Texas construction firm four years earlier. Rosenberg was also wanted in connection with the 1981 Brink’s robbery. She was never charged in those crimes. After 16 years in prison, she was released in 2001 when President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence, an act that outraged even the left-leaning New York Times. Rosenberg’s Revolutionary Ideology: National Review columnist and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy described her trial this way in a 2008 column: Rosenberg turned her New Jersey terrorism trial into a circus, posturing as a political prisoner. At her sentencing, she urged her supporters to continue their war against the United States. (“When we were first captured we said, we’re caught, we’re not defeated, long live the armed struggle. We’d like to take this moment to rededicate ourselves to our revolutionary principles, to our commitment to continue to fight for the defeat of U.S. imperialism.”) She expressed remorse about only one thing: she hadn’t had the courage to shoot it out with the police who’d apprehended her. Rosenberg has written a book about her exploits in which she justifies her actions this way: I pursued a path that seemed to me a logical step beyond legal protest: the use of political violence. Did that make me a terrorist? In my mind, then and now, the answer is no. I say this because no act in which I was involved ever had violence against persons as its object or consequence. The “Protestors”: Would the “protestors” destroying statues say the same about their behavior over the last several weeks? It’s a fair bet they would. In fact, Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the factually erroneous New York Times “1619 Project” proudly claims her project served as inspiration for the current iconoclastic destruction happening around the nation. The long and the short of Rosenberg’s involvement with Thousand Currents is that numerous Black Lives Matter organizers have ties to extremist movements of the past, and are not some brand new movement simply fighting for marginalized people today. And that the goal of destruction and violence is more of a political tool than a reaction to injustice. https //capitalresearch org/article/a-terrorists-ties-to-a-leading-black-lives-matter-group/ From Starkes, also seen on the Taleeb Starkes page in BLM *pp. 3-4 from above-- Starkes quotes NY Post: “Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macys and Pfizer have contributed thousands…Almost 50 companies, including Pepsico, General Motors, Wal-mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson and Johnson and Chase, and some labor unions…” New York Times 2020/06/14 Racial Justice Groups Flooded With Millions in Donations in Wake of Floyd Death By Shane Goldmacher https //www nytimes com/2020/06/14/us/politics/black-lives-matter-racism-donations.html Excerpt: [The George Floyd event spurred] …a record-setting flood of donations to racial justice groups, bail funds and black-led advocacy organizations acr Updates: Page Started-2021/04/26-Donations to Companies for BLM, Social Justice, etc.;
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