Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is suddenly under scrutiny for the four homes she has bought starting in 2016. The total purchase price is $3.2 million dollars. The homes were purchased through a company controlled by the BLM activist.
This is coming out shortly after there has been a demand for finding out where all the money has been going. Khan-Cullors also considered by property in the Bahamas where Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have property.
The leader of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City is calling for an investigation after a new report that the BLM co-founder had been buying up expensive homes. he now wants a complete audit of money taken in by the group and an accounting of where the money went.
Hawk Newsome, leader of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City said:
“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.”
“We need black firms and black accountants to go in there and find out where the money is going.”
Not only does she own the $1.4 million property in Topanga Canyon that was widely reported on that she spent $1.4 million for but she also bought three other properties since 2016.
The three other properties include, according to the Post:
- A three-bedroom home in Inglewood, California, that she purchased in 2016 for $510,000, which is now reportedly worth approximately $800,000
- A four-bedroom home in South Los Angeles that she purchased in 2018 for $590,000, which is now reportedly worth $720,000
- A three-bedroom property on 3.2 acres in rural Conyers, Georgia, that reportedly has its own private runway that accommodates small airplanes
From the New York Post:
Founded by Khan-Cullors and another activist, Kailee Scales, the non-profit Oakland, Calif.-based BLM Global Network Foundation was incorporated in 2017 and claims to have chapters throughout the US, UK and Canada, and a mission “to eradicate White supremacy and build power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.” The group does not have a federal tax exemption and donations are filtered through ActBlue Charities and Thousand Currents, two non-profits that manage the cash.
At the same time that the Khan-Cullors incorporated the non-profit, she also set up the similarly named BLM Global Network, a for-profit which is not required to disclose how much it spends or pays its executives.