HuffPost blasts BLM as a ‘money grab with a catchy hashtag,’ not the ‘sacred cow’ it appeared to be

Following news that Black Lives Matter secretly blew $6 million of donation money on a swanky Southern California mansion, HuffPost has published a damning opinion piece that claims the foundation “was not the sacred cow that it appeared to be.”

“Ferguson tried to warn us,” writes HuffPost Opinion Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr., in an article entitled “The Business of Black Death and a $6 Million Mansion.”

Crockett recalls the often violent race relations history in Ferguson, Missouri, “where Black people dared not drive once nighttime came” in the tumultuous 1960s.

In 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, “and the next night, Ferguson was on fire.”

“The protests were as violent as Brown’s killing, and out of the ashes came this message: There would be no more Black death without consequences. You will feel us now,” Crockett writes, adding, “Darren Seals tried to warn us.”

Seals was an outspoken, anti-gun violence, anti-police brutality, Ferguson racial justice activist, who, according to Crockett was trying “to make sense of the financial windfall and the galvanization of Black faces that converged on his city shortly after Brown’s death.”

“BLACK DEATH IS A BUSINESS,” Seals would say.

Seals believed Black Lives Matter as an organization “was nothing more than a money grab with a catchy hashtag used to seize the moment and capitalize on Black pain.”

If the group wasn’t fighting for Ferguson from the beginning, reasoned Seals, why were they all over Ferguson now?

“This Black Lives Matter sh*t is blowing up and as it’s blowing up, you’re not hearing about Mike Brown anymore. … All you’re hearing about is Black Lives Matter now,” Seals said in a videotaped message. “They took the energy away from Ferguson.”

“Cops ain’t stopped killing here since Mike Brown died, and what Black Lives Matter doing about it?” Seals asked. “They just collecting checks. I ain’t heard of them paying for no funerals. I ain’t heard of them starting no programs for the youth, building no center. Nothing. So we back at square one, back where we started. No justice, no nothing.”

In 2016, at just 29 years old, Seals, a factory line worker and hip-hop artist, was found dead of a gunshot wound in his burning car.

“Ferguson tried to warn us that the Black Lives Matter organization was not the sacred cow that it appeared to be,” Crockett writes. “Since the hashtag’s founding in 2013 by three Black women — Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi — as an answer to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, there have been questions surrounding the money.”

Crawford points out that Cullors went on to head the Black Lives Matter foundation until 2021, and distinguishes it from the Black Lives Matters groups “that aren’t affiliated with the foundation.”

It’s the national foundation, Crawford says, which appears to be “raking in all the money.”

And it is a lot of money.

Following the death of George Floyd in 2020 which sparked numerous, destructive BLM riots, the BLM foundation hauled in more than $90 million in donations, prompting many to wonder where the money has gone.

“And then there was a bombshell dropped earlier this week that the foundation took some $6 million of donation money to secretly buy a mansion,” Crawford writes, noting that in 2021 Cullors reportedly spent $3.2 million on four homes across America.

“What is telling here is that somewhere between the fight for Black lives and the pull of celebrity, things changed, lines got crossed, and accountability and transparency got skewed,” states Crawford.

Cullor claimed negative reporting on the secret mansion was “sexist” and “racist,” claims that Crawford says have become all too common.

“You either fully accept everything happening within the Black Matters Matter Global Network Foundation, which apparently includes filming a cooking show using the mansion’s kitchen, or you are a tool of white supremacy being used to shut down one of the largest Black organizations fighting for Black life,” Crawford writes.

The article by Crawford is one many on social media wish could have been written sooner.

“If @HuffPost had published this story in 2020 its own staff would have destroyed the company,” tweeted Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak.

“If only someone would have predicted this a few years ago…” tweeted another user.

“I am pretty sure almost everyone knew that a year ago,” a third tweeted.

But for others, the article is  a welcomed, better-late-than-never surprise from HuffPost.

“Good on HuffPo for reporting this,” a tweeter posted, “even if they are VERY late to the story.”

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lisa
lisa
1 month ago

F the blm (BLACK KKK) they DID NOTHING for the black people except rake in MILLIONS of dollars and to BUY MANSIONS, tell me again how that helps black people?

HRW
HRW
1 month ago

Early on I learned that the BLM founders were not who they said they were. Once I learned the initial funding was from the evil George Soros, I looked under the hood and just saw fraud, fraud, fraud and plenty of more fraud that did over $2B in damages and counting. Soros also provided the large initial funding of anti American B Obama, etc.
I just could not understand how people or lame college kids would drink the coolaid. Stick with the teachings of M L King as to equality and all will be good. A G Soros distraction for his color revolution. Sad people do not get it.

Glady Graham
Glady Graham
1 month ago

Don’t like the new comment section. Half the time it won’t log me in. Sometimes it doesn’t allow me to comment or like a comment. Sometimes can’t see comments. Give us the old format back.

Tony winters
Tony winters
1 month ago

As a White Male I am delighted that BLM is screwing over all of the people that they are supposed to be helping. In particular I am happy to see all of the Companies and White People who supported BLM in an attempt to get absolution for the sin of being White. You people deserve anything and everything you get.

CARCOLLECTOR
CARCOLLECTOR
1 month ago

WOW……………Is the HUFF POST actually WAKING THE FOCK UP ???

Bobo Le Pew
Bobo Le Pew
1 month ago

It always amazes me, how supposedly, on their game, crack journalist, are dumbfounded when a black organization, that supported violence and property destruction, turn out to be crooked money grabbers. Let me give your a heads up Huffposts, Antifa is nothing but a bunch of thug criminals stealing from people and destroying their property, under the guise of justice. Another heads up…Joe stole the election and was making money for his family off his elected office. Another heads up..Hilary paid for the dossier to create the Russian hoax lying about Trump for four years. You guys simply can’t see through your blind democrat idolatry.

TCPrice
TCPrice
1 month ago

HuffPo was all in on the BLM “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” lie that all in the left wing media proclaimed then and still today. Now that the true color of BLM is not BLACK but how much GREEN they can pilfer from their dolts and lemmings on the left.

JERRY Leonard
JERRY Leonard
1 month ago

Are you kidding me, it was the perfect sacred cow. All those little lefties that voted for a dementia patient to lead the country into his delusions, deserves to be milked dry by all those heroic black scam artists. Meanwhile back at the ranch, the lone stranger ( even to himself,) and his faithless tonto Hunter are busy milking the rest of the world. They call them filthy rich for a reason.

Rusty Shamrock
Rusty Shamrock
1 month ago

This is stating what has been obvious to any actually awake(as opposed to “woke”) thinking person. The Only Certain Black Lives Matter corrupt collection of groups have been nothing more than money gathering syphons for their leadership folks. Collectively they haven’t given a damn about the thousands of blacks murdered by local neighborhood thugs because it doesn’t fit their narrative and agendas.

Mick J-Herd1968
Mick J-Herd1968
1 month ago

The huffing and puffington post knew who BLM was from the start. They just did not want to suffer their wrath by saying that George Floyd was just another career criminal who died of a drug overdose.

Ulysses
Ulysses
1 month ago

Talk about being late to the faire! The HuffPost is trash.

Paul Stricker
Paul Stricker
1 month ago

What took HuffPo so long to figure the headline out. They were cons and grifters from day-one. I don’t care what they look like, as long as they are wearing orange.

Stan Semco
Stan Semco
1 month ago

Finally, even the left wing wackos are seeing that those BLM types are GRIFTERS and are scamming the fools that are dumb enough to donate to their cause. BTW, what is their cause?

TEXASTOUGH
TEXASTOUGH
1 month ago

If you put lipstick on a pig it’s still a democrat take a street hustler or con man today it’s BLM or Antifa just another fancy name for a pyramid scheme/pponzi scheme 5 card Monty loaded dice game you lose

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