BLM leaders are coming under fire once again after being accused of using donations meant for the black community to purchase a $6 million luxury mansion in Southern California.
The BLM leaders are no strangers to misuse of donations. Not long ago we reported about the multiple mutli-million dollar homes purchased by self-proclaimed Marxist, Patrisse Khan-Cullors. She along with Alicia Garza and Melina Abdullah recorded a video in fron of the “secretly purchased” home last June while marking the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, New York magazine reported.
Of course, they’re circling the wagons now and claiming those upset are just right-wingers who are mad that they’re “winning”. No, it’s the fraud and misuse of donations that have everyone, not just those on the right, upset.
“It’s because we’re powerful, because we are winning,” Cullors said of what she characterized as right-wing media attacks. “It’s because we are threatening the establishment, we’re threatening white supremacy.”
“For me, the hardest moments have been the right-wing-media machine just leveraging literally all its weight against me, against our movement, against BLM the organization,” Cullors said. “I’m some weeks out now from a lot of the noise, so I have more perspective, right? While I was in it, I was in survival mode.” She was referring to an April 2021 article in the New York Post that revealed her purchase of four homes for nearly $3 million.
The $6 million mansion that they purchased and refer to as The Campus is a 6,500 sq ft home with more than 6 bedrooms and bathrooms, fireplaces, a soundstage, a pool, and parking for more than 20 cars.
The property was purchased in October 2020 with funds that had been donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, according to the explosive report.
The issue with BLM goes much deeper than the shady purchases of multiple multi-million dollar homes. As the Intelligencer disucsses, BLMGNF (Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation) was awarded tax-exempt status from the IRS in December 2020, two months after the house’s purchase. The distinction meant the group would have to disclose information about donors and expenditures in an annual filing known as a 990.
But BLMGNF has not submitted those forms for 2020 or 2021. It also has problems at the state level: The Washington Examiner reported in February 2022 that California’s attorney general told the group it was considered delinquent. BLMGNF has since retained the high-profile Democratic lawyer Marc Elias and maneuvered to get more time to formally submit data from 2020 by switching from calendar-year to fiscal-year tracking. In the meantime, contributions to the group have been essentially shut down. AmazonSmile suspended the organization from its platform in February 2022, and BLMGNF has removed donation links from its own website.
Ownership was transferred within a week to an LLC in Delaware, ensuring the property’s owner wouldn’t be disclosed, according to the report.
Corruption runs deep within the leftists organizations. How much of the donated money has actually been used to support black communities?