Black Lives Matter leader recently invited to White House charged with pimping under age girl

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A prominent Black Lives Matter activist, who once appeared before the United Nations, was arrested for pimping a 17-year-old girl.

Charles Wade, who co-founded a social justice charity called Operation Help or Hush following the August, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was arrested last month at a College Park, Maryland motel.

He was subsequently charged with seven counts, including prostitution and felony counts of human trafficking, the Daily Caller reported. He was able to bail himself out on April 27, two days after his arrest, by posting a $25,000 bond.

Taken from the Daily Caller:

Formerly a stylist for Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce, Wade has been featured in numerous news articles about the Black Lives Matter movement. He was also invited by the White House earlier this week to a movie screening with other Black Lives Matter activists. Wade says he did not attend the function, which was on Tuesday.

 

According to a statement, which he posted on Twitter three weeks after his arrest, he thought the girl was 20 and he was only trying to help her find a place to live.

In November of 2014, Wade traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to speak before the United Nations on the subject of police brutality, or, as he put it on an Instagram post, “to slap these Ferguson pigs with war crimes and torture charges.”

This was the result of that meeting — raised fists, Black Panthers style.

He was voted number 40 of Root’s 100 most influential African-Americans for 2015. Others who appeared on that list included LeBron James and Serena Williams.

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It looks as though his chances of making that list in the future are somewhere between slim and none..

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