BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors reportedly owns multiple homes
"To be abundantly clear, as a registered 501c3, BLMGNF cannot and did not commit any organizational resources toward the purchase of personal property by any employee or volunteer," the organization said in a statement.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has reportedly purchased multiple homes over a period of years.
The New York Post has reported that Cullors bought a home in Inglewood, California in 2016 for $510,000. The outlet said that in 2018 she bought a house in South Los Angeles for $590,000 and in January 2020 bought a home in Georgia for $415,000.
Additionally, Dirt has reported: "A secluded mini-compound tucked into L.A.'s rustic and semi-remote Topanga Canyon was recently sold for a tad more than $1.4 million to a corporate entity that public records show is controlled by Patrisse Khan-Cullors." The report noted: "The property's not-quite 2,400 square feet is divided between the a [sic] three-bedroom and two-bath main house and a separate one-bed/one-bath apartment capable of hosting guests long term with a private entry and a living room with kitchenette."
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, where Cullors serves as executive director, has issued a statement saying that Cullors "serves in this role in a volunteer capacity and does not receive a salary or benefits. Patrisse has received a total of $120,000 since the organization's inception in 2013, for duties such as serving as spokesperson and engaging in political education work. Patrisse did not receive any compensation after 2019."
The statement notes that BLMGNF has not devoted its resources to buy personal property for its workers or volunteers.
"To be abundantly clear, as a registered 501c3, BLMGNF cannot and did not commit any organizational resources toward the purchase of personal property by any employee or volunteer. Any insinuation or assertion to the contrary is categorically false.
"Patrisse's work for Black people over the years has made her and others who align with the fight for Black liberation targets of racist violence. The narratives being spread about Patrisse have been generated by right-wing forces intent on reducing the support and influence of a movement that is larger than any one organization. This right-wing offensive not only puts Patrisse, her child and her loved ones in harm's way, it also continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists against Black activists," the statement declares.
Cullors in a December 2020 YouTube video stated that she believes in Marxism.
"I do believe in Marxism. It's a philosophy that I learned really early on in my organizing career. We were taught to learn about the systems that were criticizing capitalism. We were taught to understand why there were philosophies that were criticizing capitalism. I'm working on making sure that people don't suffer. I'm working to make sure people don't go hungry," she said in the video.
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