The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which maintains strong financial ties to the Kellogg Company, has provided at least $930,000 in support of the controversial work of the Black Lives Matter organization.
The financing is listed on the Foundation’s website. It includes a June 1, 2016 grant to the International Development Exchange, which is in a contractual relationship with Black Lives Matter to process donations for the group.
The Associated Press reported the International Development Exchange, also known as IDEX, “has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations on the group’s behalf.”
Kellogg has come under fire for selectively stopping advertising on news site s such as Breitbart because they are not aligned with the Kellogg Corporation’s values. Claire Atkinson from the New York Post notes:
Looks like Kellogg has a little Eggo on its face.
The cereal giant, whose products include Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes and Eggo Waffles, found itself on the firing line on Thursday after the far-right news outlet Breitbart News launched a campaign calling for its readers to boycott the food maker.
As of Thursday evening, more than 150,000 had signed the Breitbart petition, the news site said.
Breitbart News, co-founded by Steve Bannon, chief strategist for President-elect Donald Trump, launched the broadside against the Battle Creek, Mich., company after Kellogg on Tuesday publicly stated it didn’t want its ads to appear on the controversial site.
Breitbart is not “aligned with our values as a company,” Kellogg said in a statement.
There is a growing movement to fight back against those corporations who support organizations like BLM.
Suzanne Shattuck posted the video below on Facebook with the statement, “To The Movement: Dream Big League and take part in “Operation Blackball”
Please share names of advertisers, products, and companies that donate to the Left. #operationblackball.”
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