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Black Lives Matter 2020 Impact Report: Massive Fundraising And Upcoming Focus On Education System

Black Lives Matter 2020 Impact Report: Massive Fundraising And Upcoming Focus On Education System

With tens of millions of dollars in their war chest contributed by corporations and individuals alike, BLM plans to vastly expand its influence over every aspect of American life in 2021, including education.

The Black Lives Matter movement grew in 2020 to encompasses several tax exempt organizations, a new PAC, and chapters across the United States, while raking in tens of millions of dollars and engaging in grant making activity to like minded organizations around the country.

Originally founded in 2013, and later formed as a 501(c)3 fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, last year the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) made major impacts in education, elections, and on America’s streets. Their plans for 2021 and beyond are even bigger.

The 2020 Impact Report released by Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) laid out their successes in 2020, and sets even loftier goals for this year and beyond. BLMGNF serves as the parent organization that created two new spinoffs in 2020 – the Black Lives Matter PAC and Black Lives Matter Grassroots.

Promoting School Safety by Removing Safety Funding?

Throughout the report, BLMGNF reports their successes in defunding school safety across the country and infiltrating school curriculum with pro-BLM lessons. Here are a few examples (emphasis added):

• In calling to defund the police, BLMGNF was also demanding greater investment into our education, mental health, and non-carceral and non-punitive community-led systems and programs. This was our vision. Thousands joined us as we imagined what a nation with alternative options for community safety could look like. [p11]

•The drafting of the BREATHE Act this summer marked BLMGNF’s gradual entry into the legislative advocacy space. Under the coalition of the Movement For Black Lives—which includes organizations like the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the Ella Baker Center For Human Rights—BLMGNF supported the unveiling of the act in June.This federal bill calls for a divestment from our policing systems in order to invest in new forms of public safety. Our policing system is fundamentally poisoned; reform is not the answer. In proposing new visions of public safety, we are calling for community investment across education, housing, mental health, food safety, and the environment. [p18]

• We also wanted to hone in on the presence of law enforcement in our schools. Apart from this $170 million collective budget reduction at the city level, we successfully won a pledge from Los Angeles Superintendent Austin Beutner to cut $25 million from the school police budget. Students Deserve, a local student activist group, are continuing to push LAUSD to use the $25million to #FundBlackFutures and invest in support and services for schools with large Black student populations. As the second largest school district in the country, the progress set forth by LAUSD can set a strong precedent in favor of our movement. [p32]

•We need not relitigate that Black and brown people are targets of the police. This is no different within schools. Our kids cannot learn if they constantly worry about experiencing harm at the hands of school police officers. For this reason, we also look to our schools when thinking through our abolition practices and immediate goals. In 2020, we successfully cut — and in some cases removed the presence of police officers in several public schools, domestically and in Canada.Our babies and young adults deserve to learn in environments they feel safe in. [p35]

The report failed to provide any corroborating data or evidence to show that school resource officers caused excess fear or violence toward black or brown people, but they insist on their removal anyway.

The BREATHE Act

The BREATHE Act marks a significant jump forward in BLM’s effort to have an impact on every aspect of American society, from policing to elementary education to funds for collective health and economic distribution. They call it this generation’s civil rights bill, and a love letter to black people. According to the website,

IMAGINE : Schools free of police and full of trained counselors and restorative-justice programs, where all our children are kept safe and their needs are met.

IMAGINE : Easy access to trained, trauma-informed interventionists who can be called on in domestic-violence situations and who are equipped to facilitate long-term safety, healing, and prevention.

IMAGINE : 911 operators dispatching unarmed mental-health experts instead of police in situations involving behavioral health crises, and callers being allowed to request responders that connect to the gender identity of the person in crisis.

The BREATHE Act offers a radical reimagining of public safety, community care, and how we spend money as a society. We bring 4 simple ideas to the table:

  • Divest federal resources from incarceration and policing.
  • Invest in new, non-punitive, non-carceral approaches to community safety that lead states to shrink their criminal-legal systems and center the protection of Black lives—including Black mothers, Black trans people, and Black women.
  • Allocate new money to build healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.
  • Hold political leaders to their promises and enhance the self-determination of all Black communities.

Uprisings around the country changed what was possible. What felt impossible two months ago is being accomplished now; what seems impossible today is doable tomorrow, and we will be the ones to make it happen. We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams.

The framework of the BREATHE Act has some aggressive goals. In a 13-page summary published on its website, Section 3 talks about the effort to fundamentally change school curricula across America:

SECTION 3:

Allocating New Money to Build Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Communities for All People

THE BILL WOULD:

Establish a grant to promote educational justice, which:

Incentivizes jurisdictions to make specifiedequity-focused policy changes, including:

Altering their school funding formulas so that there is funding equity between schools;

Creating a clear, time-bound plan for closing all youth detention facilities within the jurisdiction and replacing these facilities with community-based, rehabilitation-focused continua of care; and

Removing police, School Resource Officers (SROs), ICE, probation, armed security, metal detectors, and other surveillance equipment and practices from schools.

Provides resources for programs and investments thatinclude, but are not limited to:

Developing curricula that examine the political, economic, and social impacts of colonialism, genocide against indigenous people, and slavery;

Providing voluntary, non-coercive wraparound services that meet students’ social, emotional, and physical needs;

Promoting innovative programming to better support foster youth, as well as the children of incarcerated parents;

Providing free, high-quality health services at schools and/or at nearby student- and family-focused centers, which services include reproductive body autonomy

Black Survival Fund

Some of the tens of millions raised by BLMGNF goes to its Black Survival Fund, which they founded because, as they say, “the government hasn’t done enough enough to support Black people.”

Using the New PAC to Get Out The Vote

Along with these extensive interventions into schools, public safety, economic policy, and activism, BLMGNF brags on their new PAC and credits it with helping to win the presidency, the two Georgia senate runoff elections, and local elections across the country for radical woke Democrats:

Many elected officials remain fearful of the phrase “Black Lives Matter” and refuse to act with all that it takes to sustain Black life and Black joy. We will no longer wait until this moment comes. We will create it. We arecreating it. Thus, our foray into electoral politics began, through the creation of the Black Lives Matter Political Action Committee (BLM PAC). Since its launch in October, the BLM PAC now has two elections under its belt: the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Georgia Special Senate Runoff. Politically, we are just getting started. [p5]

BLMGNF describes their Get Out The Vote (GOTV) operations, their extensive efforts to educate voters in 2020, their massive volunteer organizations, and their funding of candidates. Having raised over $90 million in 2020, they became a grant making operation for other non-profits and local chapters across the nation. They seeded their PAC with millions upon its formation so that it could support radical candidates in races for county DA, school board, state legislature, and US Congress.

And they say their goals for 2021 are even bigger. The Daily Signal reported that BLM has ties with organizations friendly with the Chinese Communist Party, and made widespread impact in 2020 with its radical agenda:

“But defunding the police is the least of the problems BLM causes,” said [Mike] Gonzalez [of the Heritage Foundation], who has written about links between Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and U.S.-based groups that support the Chinese Communist Party. “Its activism in 2020 has completely changed the country, school curriculum, even sports.”

Black Lives Matter also burrowed in at the local and state levels to influence public policy. In South Bend, Indiana, for example, activists won creation of a Community Police Review Board with what the BLM report describes as “investigatory subpoena powers.”

Rooting Out ‘White Supremacy’

Much more than a mere civil rights movement, the report announces throughout that BLMGNF, BLM PAC, and BLM Grassroots will root out “white supremacy” wherever they may find it. Indeed, everything that motivates them seems to advance the notion that America remains a white supremacist nation:

But we do believe in one thing: white supremacy is currently sanctioned by our systems and even some of our elected officials. By engaging directly with our different political systems—by directly challenging themwe want to communicate and affirm that white supremacy has no space in the ways we govern, cooperate, and live. Remember: this is only one piece of our movement tactics.

With that as a motivation, and the tens of millions of dollars in their war chest contributed by corporations and individuals alike, BLMGNF plans to vastly expand its influence over every aspect of American life in 2021.

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Jeff Reynolds is the author of the book, “Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy,” available at www.WhoOwnsTheDems.com. Jeff hosts a podcast at anchor.fm/BehindTheCurtain. You can follow him on Twitter @ChargerJeff, on Parler at @RealJeffReynolds, and on Gab at @RealJeffReynolds.

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Comments

JusticeDelivered | April 4, 2021 at 10:54 am

Black lies matter, the movement is built on lies.

People make their lives matter by working hard to learn in school, and then by using what they learned to become productive citizens. That is how we come to matter.

The truth is that very large numbers of blacks fail to benefit from school, and them they fail to become productive citizens. This is a generational problem, and it is self inflicted.

Culture, which does not value scholarship, which does not value work ethics, which does not value law and order, which promotes an entitlement attitude, are why so many black lives do not matter.

Black on black crime shows that blacks do not really think their lives matter.

We should have stomped blacks promoting this horseshit a long time ago.

They need to start earning their way. Some do, those who do not should be told to pound sand.

    The US didn’t help by forcing the father from the home, starting with Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to bhwms. | April 6, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      From what I have read, African culture does not have a nuclear family structure like like ours. That was why AIDs spread so fast and took such a toll in Africa. I read a very interesting description about current African culture suggesting that men wander from village to village to visit women, but the do little to support their offspring.

      I do think that welfare policy has been severely mismanaged. I do not buy arguments that other people destroyed black families. That is in my view more of the same peoblem of blacks not taking any responsibility for their failures.

        That may be true about Africa and those who are from Africa 1st or 2nd generation. But the majority – descendants of the slave culture and those who came here in the late 19th & early 20th century – are very different.

People matter because God created them, and loves them, and became a man in order to die and rise from the dead so that they could be forgiven for their sins.

Happy resurrection day!

    JusticeDelivered in reply to gibbie. | April 4, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Maybe God loves them, I am thankful that I have a choice. I would like to see all people succeed and live productive lives. Clearly, many are not inclined to do so.

None of the (he could) Breathe act deals with the core issues. It is based on only blaming others for their endemic problems. “Black Life and Black Joy”……narcissism writ large. “White Supremacy”…. All of this is a Maoist slant on Black Muslim doctrine. I am sorry to inform them that the perfection of any community is doomed.

They can achieve most of what they are looking for with one simple cultural change: convince black fathers to raise their families.

End the Democrat policies that divide these families and end the Democrat globalist policies that destroy their good paying jobs.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

And, people will lay back and take it, for fear of being branded racist.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 4, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Do we know anyone who wants to see blacks fail? I enjoy seeing people succeed, and color has nothing to do with it. I throughly dislike grifters.

    How many generations have gone by with absent fathers, how many black men have a clue about being a good father?

    And then there is black culture, which in many ways is worse than Muslim culture.

    henrybowman in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 4, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Since “racist” today is nothing more than a cheap, synthetic synonym for “white,” I just wear the tag proudly. Rob the slur of its guilt, and you rob the oppressors of their power.

The 2020 990 will be telling once it is filed. All the companies who donated to BLM were scammed. The local BLM chapters were scammed. They didn’t get any of the money, nor did any of the black communities. The local BLM’s are even calling out the fraud and lack of financial transparency.

https://www.blmchapterstatement.com/about/

I can only hope infighting and greed destroys BLM from w/in. A lot of pigs will line up to that trough. Grifters have a way of destroying themselves.

Locally I’m astounded how white middle class women see racism everywhere and weep but can’t see the crime, open air drug dealing, and homeless addicted zombies on the streets, even when it busts out their windshield and steals their iphone and purse.

Just ignore them. Stop giving them airtime.

henrybowman | April 4, 2021 at 5:52 pm

“Some of the tens of millions raised by BLMGNF goes to its Black Survival Fund, which they founded because, as they say, “the government hasn’t done enough enough to support Black people.”

“The government” shouldn’t be doing anything to support anybody. That’s the job of families, congregations, networks, and communities.

Start small, keep your Daddy and Mommy together. You’ll be surprised how quickly things get better.

Grrr8 American | April 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

If Black lives really mattered to them, they’d be promoting faith and nuclear families – and opposing the Democrat Party’s fealty to teachers unions.

Instead, BLM is Marxism by other means (“identity politics”). As such, it is nothing more than …

Marxism in Blackface.

You have to be either poor or out of your mind to send your kid to a public school or a leftist private school.

    A large number of parents don’t want to hear this. It means they might have to adjust their financial and other priorities. I have been a fool myself, but I figured it out in time to save my grandson. Moved from NY to FL.

    Church leaders don’t want to talk about this. They are afraid of offending people associated with government schools, but mostly of offending parents.

    School choice is catching on in many states now, probably thanks to Espinoza v Montana, which is thanks to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominations.

    The fight is moving from obtaining school choice to preventing leftists from imposing Marxist curricula on private schools as well as government schools.

    The second most important thing is to inform parents about what is happening in the government schools. Legal Insurrection performs a great service by doing this!

    The most important thing is the Gospel of Jesus of Nazareth, because it makes better people.

Why do I suspect the UCR crime stats will show that more blacks were killed by other blacks in 2020 than in any previous year. All BLM has done is embolden thugs. Every other aspect of black culture remains the same or worse, IMHO.

warning, contains facts 😉 https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/publications

    artichoke in reply to MajorWood. | April 7, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    That might matter to me when their own black lives matter enough to them that they push back against this agenda. I don’t see it. A few isolated voices, but we’re forced to deal or not deal with the community, and it seems everyone has less to complain about if there’s less dealing.

They’re experts in psychology and grassroots activism. Of course they are, and very well funded. The “love letter” idea is very effective in covering the sins of what they’re doing, but surely their tactics allow appropriate counter-tactics.

The best “love letter” we can send them back is to reduce our tax footprint and exposure. After all they love each other the most, they wouldn’t want us to be involved unwillingly. That wouldn’t be love.

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