Michael Brown’s father wants cut of BLM’s ‘box,’ payback for putting them on the map

Michael Brown’s father wants cut of BLM’s ‘box,’ payback for putting them on the map
Memorial to Michael Brown erected at the scene of the shooting

[Ed. – Call it a ‘finder’s fee.’]

Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson, Mo., activist Tory Russell, the founder of the International Black Freedom Alliance, demanded $20 million from Black Lives Matter after revelations that the organization brought in $90 million last year.

Brown’s son, Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old Black teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting in the city in 2014, prompting a wave of Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Despite the protest movement’s massive haul, Brown said he received just $500.

“His son’s death and the unrest that followed brought global attention to the police brutality issue that has plagued the U.S. for over a century,” the IBFA said in a statement Tuesday. “[Brown Sr.] was left with more questions than answers about the group’s funding.”

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“Today, we hold Black Lives Matter accountable,” Russell said in a video Tuesday alongside the elder Brown.

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