Black Lives Matter co-founder teams up with Chinese advocacy group

One of the Black Lives Matter founders has launched a new venture with a Chinese community advocacy organization.

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.