Black Lives Matter Foundation: The activists of Canada scrutinize the Black Lives matter Global Foundation after the recent purchases of a Toronto mansion for just over $6 million. As per the public records, the property was once the headquarters of the Communist Party. Sahra Soudi and Sarah Jama, the Canadian BLM activist issued a statement via Twitter regarding the matter, saying that “for BLM Canada to take money from the foundation of BLM Global Network for a building sans consulting the community was unethical. For BLM Canada to reject to answer questions from young black organizers goes against the spirit of movement building.” Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
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M4BJ, a Toronto-based non-profit set up by Janaya Khan and other Canadian activists, hooked the 10,000 square foot historic property for the equal of $6.3 million in cash in the month of July 2021, as per Toronto property records. Khan is the wife of Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-owner of Black Lives Matter Global Foundation Network and a self-avowed Marxist. BLM Canada has responded and stated that the property had been named the Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism in order to serve as an incubator space for different types of artists who are based in Toronto.
In the last year, Khan-Cullors step down from the group right prior to the news broke of accusations that she has used funding from the organized acquisition of over $3 million on homes in California and Georgia, which she has rejected. In Canada, the acquisition was criticized by 2 senior members of the group who step down earlier this month over the funding of the building.
As per the report in the Washington Examiner, the questions were raised as BLMGNF is going through its own internal agitation as 2 activists who were put in place to manage the organization after the resignation of Khan-Cullors, suddenly left in the month of September. Monifa Bandele and Makani Themba informed the newspaper that they did not know who was managing the group more than $66 million in windfalls from Thousand Currents, a non-profit that handled its donations.
The news draws more concerns from critics who have opened up about the United States organization’s lack of transparency regarding their financial records. For instance, the organization disclosed last year that they got $90 million in funding for the year 2020, chiefly from corporations and big donors, in the wake of the assassinating of George Floyd.