Response from BLMGNF’s Lawyer to Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots Lawsuit

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The allegation in the September 1, 2022 complaint filed by Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots that Shalomyah Bowers and Bowers Consulting Firm siphoned more than $10 million of donors’ money from Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is completely false. Either Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots blatantly and intentionally lied with this allegation in order to garner salacious news headlines, or they simply failed to do their due diligence before making such a wild and unfounded accusation. Either is simply unacceptable…

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Board of Directors’ Response Statement to Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots’ Press Conference

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We should be focused on the work — the work of liberation and Black joy. Instead, we face, yet again, another round of struggle for “control” of one organization. This time, by people who say they love Black people and center abolitionist values but whose actions are furthest from our principles of courageous conversations, reconciliation, and finding pathways for peace and understanding…

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe

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Today, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, opening the door to statewide bans and subsequent rulings that will harm Black people disproportionately. This decision is one of several this week designed to limit freedom in service of a white supremacist and patriarchal agenda. As a Black liberation movement organization, the fall of Roe will open the door to further criminalization of Black people…

Black Lives Matter Releases Statement on Biden’s 2022 Budget

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Black Lives Matter today released a statement blasting President Joe Biden’s budget, which increased funding for policing to $30 billion. The budget follows increases in police funding across the country while police killings are on the rise in the United States. Black Lives Matter released the following statement in response…