Patrisse Cullors, one of the highest ranking administrators for Black Lives Matter, in fact, one of the BLM founders, has been cashing in heavily on social justice. A little too heavily. Her $3.2 million house buying binge has prompted an investigation.
BLM hauls in big bucks
Hawk Newsome, the top official for New York City’s Black Lives Matter chapter, is demanding “an independent investigation” into how a BLM co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, managed to get her name on the titles of “four homes worth millions of dollars.”
He wants to probe deep into her finances and “the operations” of the nationwide Black Lives Matter organization. She’s been a little too high profile about sharing the wealth. Everyone thought Bernie’s beach house was flashy.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” Newsome insists.
“It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.” People armed with Molotov cocktails, industrial fireworks, shields, riot gear, gas masks, and lots and lots of BLM and Antifa banners. Those don’t come cheap.
It seems that instead of renting U-hauls full of useful riot gear and busing in BLM rabble army troops from the suburbs “Cullors has gone on a home-buying binge spending a total of $3.2 million on four properties.”
The showcase is located in liberal Los Angeles, where she nailed down a $1.4 million property. On top of that, she scored a “custom ranch” on the outskirts of Atlanta for $415,000. Those are just the ones she picked up in the past year. Since 2016, she bought “several other properties.”
Blame it on the book
Cullors is sure to blame profits from her book, “When They Call You a Terrorist.” After that came out, she signed a “a multi-platform” deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. BLM has been a big deal in the past year and a half.
Her Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation “raked in an estimated $90 million in donations last year amid widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd.” She’s still cashing in because that’s the trial that’s making daily headlines now.
Activists in the BLM movement down at the grassroots level aren’t real happy about watching Cullors living in luxury while they’re sniffing pepper spray. Local leaders have been getting “increasingly skeptical and openly critical” of movement leadership.
It got to the point where “10 local Black Lives Matter chapters accused the national foundation of hiding ‘untold millions of dollars’ from activists.” That could have bought a bunch of gas masks, fireworks, and green lasers. It isn’t an insurrection though, just a peaceful demonstration of what an insurrection might look like if deplorables did it.
“The foundation,” a formal BLM statement said, “has taken major actions without input from chapter leaders and refused until recently to make any effort to distribute millions of dollars-worth of donations to grassroots activists.” Yet, they can buy houses for themselves right and left.
“Since the establishment of BLMGN, our chapters have consistently raised concerns about financial transparency, decision making, and accountability,” the statement declares. They knew Cullors was going to be bad news from the beginning. “Cullors was installed as executive director of the national organization ‘against the will of most chapters and without their knowledge,’ the local chapters say.”