When Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, we witnessed the first major race riots in decades. The city burned, literally, as multiple nights of violent demonstrations captivated the nation. Seven years later, the father of man whose death launched Black Lives Matter wonders where the massive fundraising money they’ve accumulated is going.
According to The Blaze:
The father of Michael Brown Jr., whose death sparked nationwide protest in 2014, is accusing the Black Lives Matter movement of abandoning Ferguson activists and demanding $20 million for community improvement projects. Michael Brown Sr. released a joint statement with Tory Russell, the director of the International Black Freedom Alliance (IBFA), on Tuesday demanding some of the millions raised by BLM be handed over to activists in Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Brown Jr. was killed.
“Thousands of other youth activists in their 20s and 30s have been out in the streets protesting for months and months, and years and years. Still forgotten,” Russell said in a video released on Twitter.
Today our co-founder, #Ferguson frontline organizer @VanguardTNT alongside #MikeBrown's father demands 20 million from #BlackLivesMatter in order to continue the work they and other have been doing since the uprising since 2014. pic.twitter.com/4rDA28ZKnB
— TheIBFA (@THEIBFA) March 2, 2021
“We’re asking that Black Lives Matter leadership funds $20 million for Ferguson organizers, organizations and community foundations to do the work,” he added.
The timing of their demands is not random. Last week, our EIC posted a story and podcast about the massive fundraising Black Lives Matter did in 2020 and noted that the money has not really been used to advance their primary stated goal of ending systemic racism they claim exists in law enforcement. With a single-year haul of over $90 million, Black Lives Matter was poised to push their agenda forward. Instead, it seems the money is being funneled in other directions.
On the latest episode of Conservative News Briefs, JD broke down the demands of the Ferguson group, noting that even though he doesn’t agree with their agenda he understands why they would be asking the larger Black Lives Matter organization about the money. There likely wouldn’t really be an organization without the death of Michael Brown Jr, at least not with the scope and scale it has today.
Without directly accusing them, JD also speculated that the way they’re distributing the money seems awfully fishy. If they were helping out Black-owned businesses as they claim they have been, there would be plenty of press. Instead, there’s none. Just one check for $10,000 sent to a local business to help them make it through their troubles would be national news, yet so far we have seen no examples of this happening. Ask Michael Brown Sr asks, “Where is all that money going?”
What is Black Lives Matter doing with all the money they’re accumulating if not helping their local chapters and Black-owned businesses to advance? They seem to be fundraising for the sake of fundraising. All talk, all woke.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
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