By Ann Brown
Community organizers want $20 million from Black Lives Matter in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014. In the ensuing protests, the profile of the BLM movement was raised. Michael Brown, Sr., the father of Michel Brown, and other local community organizers are looking to BLM, which took in a whopping $90 million in 2020, according to its own financial report released recently.
Michael Brown Sr.’s Chosen For Change Foundation empowers youth by helping them to realize their potential for greatness. Tory Russell co-founded the International Black Freedom Alliance (IBF) in Ferguson.
They hope to get $20 million for BLM and use it for the Chosen For Change Foundation, the Mike Brown Community Center, organizing grants for Ferguson protests and activists, programs and services, and the annual Aug. 9 commemorations of Brown’s death, Yahoo reported.