Companies that loudly supported BLM are silent when confronted with cloud-rocking black murders

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Corporate voices abounded across the country in support of Black Lives Matter and various social justice initiatives following George Floyd’s death in 2020. Nearly two years later, what was left in the wake of 2020 was a drastic increase in black murders with experts receiving blame the BLM and defuse the police movements.

The summer of 2020 was marked by protests and riots from coast to coast in support of the BLM and defying the police movements after the death of George Floyd. Companies ranging from the magnificent e-commerce and technology company Amazon to the beauty giant Ulta, issued messages repeating “Black lives matter”, and companies around the country pledged millions of dollars to various social justice organizations, which pressed for to re-establish police work and redistribute funds from police departments.

FILE - A protester carries an American flag on his head, a sign of distress, next to a burning building, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis during protests over George Floyd's death.  President Donald Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention that "The Republican Party condemns the riots, looting, arson and violence we have seen in Democratic-run cities like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago and New York and many others." (AP Photo / Julio Cortez, Fil)

FILE – A protester carries an American flag on his head, a sign of distress, next to a burning building, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis during protests over George Floyd’s death. President Donald Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention: “The Republican Party condemns the riots, looting, arson and violence we have seen in Democratic-run cities like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago and New York and many others.” (AP Photo / Julio Cortez, Fil)
(AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

FBI data reported by Fox News Digital last week show that homicides increased disproportionately among black Americans in 2020 by 32% compared to the year before. Murder across the board increased by nearly 30% that year, marking the largest increase in homicides in a single year since the agency began tracking down crimes.

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A woman holds one "BLM" signs in the rain as tens of thousands of people take part in a silent protest march organized by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County as people protest against racial inequality in the wake of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd in Seattle, Washington, USA June 12, 2020 REUTERS / Lindsey Wasson

A woman holds a “BLM” sign in the rain as tens of thousands of people take part in a silent protest march organized by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County as people protest racial inequality in the wake of the death of Minneapolis police detainees by George Floyd in Seattle, Washington, USA June 12, 2020. REUTERS / Lindsey Wasson
(REUTERS / Lindsey Wasson)

At least 7,484 black Americans were murdered in 2019, according to FBI data Fox News Digital reported last week. That number rose to at least 9,941 murders in 2020, meaning there was an increase of 2,457 black Americans murdered compared to the previous year.

For white Americans, FBI data show that 7,043 white people were murdered in 2020, meaning 2,898 more black people were killed compared to whites.

An average of 6,927 black Americans were murdered each year between 2010 and 2019, meaning black murders increased by 43% in 2020 compared to the previous 10-year average.

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For experts like the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald, the BLM and the defund movements that swept the nation contributed directly to the rise. The spike “began months after lockdowns, which only began after riots,” Mac Donald told Fox News Digital, noting that “the spike was not related to COVID at all.”

Fox News Digital reached out to a handful of companies and corporations that pledged support for Black Lives Matter and various organizations that support the principles of the defund movement, such as the Equal Justice Initiative and the National Urban League in the days and months following Floyd’s death.

The Equal Justice Initiative advocates redistribution of “funds from traditional policing to services that promote public safety.“While the National Urban League outlines on its website that it has”21 columns“on” comprehensive and realistic reform and accountability, “including” working with communities to reconsider public safety “and” changing divisive police policies. “

Representatives of Nike, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Ben & Jerry’s, Nordstrom, Target and Ulta did not return Fox News Digital’s requests for comment.

The menu hangs on the wall of a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop on September 23, 2021 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

The menu hangs on the wall of a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop on September 23, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
(Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Companies such as Nordstrom, Ben & Jerry’s and Amazon openly aligned itself with Black Lives Matter.

Nordstrom said in January 2021 that it “supported the important work of nonprofits, including the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Amazon announced in 2020 that it was donating $ 10 million “to organizations working to create social justice and improve the lives of blacks and African Americans,” including BLM.

While Ben & Jerry’s noted in 2020 that they supported the BLM movement years before Floyd’s death, “Today we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to abolish white supremacy in all its forms. “

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Nike – along with Converse, Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan – announced in 2020 that they would donate a total of $ 140 over 10 years to organizations such as the National Urban League and Equal Justice Initiative. Apple launched a $ 100 million program called Racial Equity and The Justice Initiative in June 2020, who promised support to various groups, including working with the EJI. Facebook pledged support for groups fighting racial inequality a few days after Floyd’s death, including the EJI, like Ulta Beauty. In 2020, Target announced a $ 10 million commitment to “promoting social justice“including donations to the National Urban League.

The Equal Justice Initiative and the National Urban League did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment as they were confronted with FBI data on black murders and experts claiming the defund movement contributed to the increase.

Black Lives Matter’s press team has not responded to repeated requests for comment on the data and the experts’ arguments. The national organization, which was co-founded by a self-proclaimed “trained Marxist”, has been put under intense scrutiny in recent months as questions were raised about the financial situation of the management. Amazon announced in February this year that it was suspending the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation from its charity platform for failing to disclose where tens of thousands of millions of dollars were being allocated.

FILE PHOTO: Logos from Amazon and Amazon Prime are pictured on vehicles outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Altrincham, near Manchester, UK, on ​​November 26, 2021. REUTERS / Carl Recine / Filfoto

FILE PHOTO: Logos from Amazon and Amazon Prime are pictured on vehicles outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Altrincham, near Manchester, UK, on ​​November 26, 2021. REUTERS / Carl Recine / Filfoto
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Just last week, former diversity leader under the Donald Trump administration Bruce LeVell wrote a statement criticizing companies for their “big miscalculation” of supporting the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.

Protesters gather to protest George Floyd's death on Thursday, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington.  Floyd died after being detained by Minneapolis police officers.  (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Protesters gather to protest George Floyd’s death on Thursday, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being detained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
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“Unfortunately, BLMGNF has intimidated the leaders of some of America’s largest companies into paying allegiance to their harmful and misleading narrative,” LeVell wrote in Tennessee Star on Thursday. “Instead of challenging the Marxist provocateurs at BLMGNF, business leaders have laid down and even donated shareholder resources to a cause that is inherently opposed to free markets, individual freedoms, law and order and everything else that allows American companies to thrive. . “

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