The grassroots wing of the far-left activist organization (BLM Grassroots) alleged last week Bowers “siphoned” the money to pay his own Bowers Consulting Firm after he joined the board of the foundation.
Attorney Walter Mosley, who founded the grassroots group, said in the lawsuit filed that Bowers “could not let go of his personal piggy bank.”
“Instead, he continued to betray the public trust by self-dealing and breaching his fiduciary duties. Instead of using the donations for its intended purposes, Mr. Bowers diverted these donations to his own coffers and intentionally took calculated steps to prevent those same resources from being used by BLM for on-the-ground movement work,” the lawsuit claimed.
Bowers has dismissed that lawsuit as little more than a “power move by someone hellbent on achieving power and control” of the Black Lives Matter movement, claiming that activists headed by California State University Pan-African Studies professor Melina Abdullah have been working to steal power away from the BLM foundation board of directors.
“We are in the process of correcting things, of fixing things and dealing with disgruntled people who want to take over the group,” he said.
Serious question: what is BLM actually doing for black people apart from raking in hundreds of millions of dollars from woke corporations while lining the pockets of the power-mongers in its ranks?