A prominent leader in the Black Lives Matter movement has been accused associated with stealing more than $10 mil from the group in an forceful lawsuit filed by other organizers in the movement.
Shalomyah Bowers, a board member of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), has been accused of using the team as a ‘ personal piggy bank’ in the suit submitted in Thursday in La.
The suit filed by Black Life Matter Grassroots (BLMGR) offers few specifics about the supposed theft of funds, but illuminates the growing bone injuries in the movement that took in more than $90 mil in donations in 2020.
In a lengthy statement , the BLMGFN board intensely denounced the allegations because ‘ harmful, divisive, plus false’ and accused BLMGR leaders of lining their own pockets with ‘ 10 dollars, 000 monthly stipends’ rather than supporting local groups plus families.
BLMGFN could be the national fundraising arm from the movement, distributing money in order to local groups through BLMGR, which operates as an coverage group for many chapters.
Each part in the dispute is accusing the other of damaging the BLM movement and acting as a tool of white-colored supremacy.
BLMGNF has been under financial scrutiny some time, and disclosures in May revealed that the group had splashed out $6 million for a Los Angeles mansion and $6. 3 mil on another 10, 000-square-foot property in Toronto.