(Natural News) One of the Black Lives Matter founders has launched a new venture with a Chinese community advocacy organization.
(Article by Jackie Salo republished from NYPost.com)
Alicia Garza is behind the Black Futures Lab, which is backed by the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), according to the website.
A report from The Heritage Foundation initially linked the San Francisco-based CPA to a group of the same name in Boston, which has hosted joint events with the Chinese consulate.
The Boston organization was described as “pro-communist” and supportive of the People’s Republic of China.
Tax records, however, show that the two groups are separate entities. A spokesman for the Boston-based CPA also confirmed that the two nonprofits are unrelated, and denied that the group had any communist ties, the New York Times reported.
An earlier version of this article said the Black Futures Lab was affiliated with a pro-Chinese Communist Party organization called the Chinese Progressive Association. The BFL is in fact backed by an unaffiliated group of the same name, and both organizations deny being “pro-communist.” The story has been updated.
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