Just last month, the man who runs the Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta Facebook page, Sir Maejor Page, was caught diverting more than $200,000 worth of donated funds to his own personal bank account. He used the funds for a range of purposes including entertainment, a prostitute, hotel rooms, clothing, and personal items.
Now, BLM’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors just bought a brand new Los Angeles property for $1.4 million. This would be the fourth home she has purchased in the past five years. It’s not easy to maintain a socialist lifestyle and promote a false-left narrative without the funding.
According to a census, the Los Angeles property sits in Topanga Canyon, where 88% of residents are white and just 1.8% are black. The luxurious home is complete with a guest house and expansive backyard. Cullors purchased the home under a limited liability company that she controls. This is the third Los Angeles home Cullors and her spouse Janaya Khan have purchased, along with a fourth property in Conyers, Georgia. They bought the 3.2 acres custom ranch last year for $415,000, which features a private airplane hangar with a studio apartment above it and the use of a community runway that can accommodate small planes.
Cullors has also eyed out property at an ultra-exclusive Albany resort outside Nassau in the Bahamas, where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes. The reports angered many organization officials and activists, including the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, Hawk Newsome, who called for an investigation into how the organization spends its money.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes. 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,” Newsome said.
Others also criticized the BLM co-founder’s move as an “ill-judged flaunting of wealth” and that her living in a million-dollar home was at odds with her social justice mission. Author Andy Ngo tweeted that Cullors also “identifies as a communist and advocates for the abolishment of capitalism.” You can’t call yourself a Marxist or socialist if you’re buying a $1.4 million home.
The BLM organization revealed that they took in over $90 million in 2020, as a result of the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd. But many chapters of the organization have demanded financial accountability from its global network, adding that they’ve received little to no financial support.
Some activists said they were forced to crowdfund to stay afloat while other organizers say they were barely able to afford gas or housing. Even Michael Brown Sr, whose son’s name was used by the organization, joined other BLM activists to demand money from the foundation.
Reports reveal that BLM sent $21 million to its organization’s chapters as well as 30 Black-led organizations but ended the year with a balance of over $60 million. It is still unclear where the remaining balance will go, but by the looks of it, some people are already cashing in on the BLM scheme and getting into real estate. That’s what it’s been from the beginning – a scheme.