BLM leader calls for probe into co-founder Patrisse Cullors after she blew $3MILLION on luxury homes

A BLACK Lives Matter leader has demanded a probe into co-founder Patrisse Cullors after she allegedly splashed $3million on posh homes.

Hawk Newsome is calling for an "independent" financial investigation after significant real estate transactions spanning the country were revealed.

Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, told the New York Post: "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."

The activist called for “an independent investigation”, adding, “we need black firms and black accountants to go in there and find out where the money is going.”

He told NYP that his group does not receive any financial support from the BLM Global Network.

The Post alleged while BLM protests broke out across the US, Cullors "went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2million in the US alone, according to property records."

BLM co-founder Cullors has been branded a "fraud" for buying a $1.4m home in a largely white district of LA.

The 37-year-old, who calls herself a "trained Marxist" and "freedom fighter", bought the three-bathroom house in Topanga Canyon which comes complete with a guest house.

The expensive property has a large back yard which the realtor says is "ideal for entertaining or quietly contemplating cross-canyon vistas framed by mature trees."

Her allegedly "significant real estate transactions" have been "exposed" by an ethics group.

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) told the media about "significant real estate transactions involving BLM founder Patrisse Cullors.

"These properties span the country, three being in California, and one in Conyers, Georgia.

"Cullers has also been looking at real estate in an exclusive enclave in the Bahamas."

The group says its information was gleaned from publicly accessible sources, such as Lexis/Nexis, property assessment databases in LA, property databases in the Bahamas, and property databases in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

"We also requested all filings with permitting authorities in the locations as well as the Federal Aviation Administration," it adds.

NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty said: “This voice of the underprivileged seems to be doing pretty well.

“Whenever a figure in the nonprofit sector acquires significant assets in a short period of time, scrutiny is inevitable.

“Black Lives Matter has raised tens of millions from individual citizens and corporate America.

"Donors to nonprofits deserve to know that the money is being properly spent.”

According to the Associated Press, BLM took in a whopping $90m donations in 2020.

It is unclear if or how Cullors, who is an artist and teaches at a university, is paid by the activist group she co-founded.

Black Lives Matter didn't respond to The Sun's immediate request for comment.

In her new area – glitzy Topanga in LA – 88 per cent of locals are white, while just 1.8 per cent are back, according to the census, reports the Daily Mail.

The property is located 20 miles from her childhood home in Van Nuys which she previously described as being in an "impoverished neighborhood."

In her 2018 memoir, Cullors said she was raised by a single mother and lived in a"two-story, tan-colored building where the paint was peeling and where there is a gate that does not close properly and an intercom system that never works."

Twitter users have questioned why the activist chose to buy a luxury property in a white neighborhood.

One account called Cullors a "fraud", tweeting: "Well at least it should finally be clear to everyone what a fraud Patriss Khan-Cullors is."

The same user also branded her a "#RaceHuckster."

The BLM co-founder was also criticised by other left-leaning activists.

Vallejo for Racial Justice posted: "We're talking generational wealth off of the deaths & struggle of Black folks here.

"Justice Teams Network & BLM founder paid $1.4 million dollars for a home.

"This past week we bought a cot for our unhoused Black elder friend to keep him off the ground."

One LGBT account called BLM "a racket."

Right-leaning activist Andy Ngo tweeted: "Cullors identifies as a communist & advocates for the abolishment of capitalism."

The Topanga Canyon homestead is one of three properties that Cullors owns in Los Angeles, according to public records viewed by the New York Post.

In 2020, Cullors and her spouse Janaya Khan purchased a fourth home in Georgia, Atlanta. The $415,000 property spans 3.2 rural acres in Conyers that includes a studio apartment with a private airplane hangar located underneath it.

In 2016, she bought a three-bedroom house in Inglewood for $510,000 which is now worth around $80,000.

She was also looking at properties in a resort located in the Bahamas where golf legend Tiger Woods and pop star Justin Timberlake resided, according to the New York Post. 

Cullors founded Black Lives Matter with Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator who killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

However, last year, the co-founders left the group leaving Cullors to assume control of the BLM Global Network – which oversees local chapters.

Yet, local organisers told Politico last October that they received little to no money from BLM and were forced to crowdfund to stay afloat.

Cullors works as a professor of Social and Environmental Arts at Prescott College in Arizona and last October signed a deal with TV and movie studio Warner Bros.

The contract states that the activist will develop and produce original programming for the entertainment giant.


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