BLM Co-Founder Stepping Down Amid Controversies

BLM Co-Founder Stepping Down Amid Controversies
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The self-professed “trained Marxist” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors was recently exposed for some capitalistic behavior of hers in the form of a multi-million dollar property binge. The properties were purchased via corporate entities, indicating that she didn’t want the public to know about them.

Cullors purchased four high-end homes for a total of $3.2 million according to property records. She purchased a $1.4 million home – showing solidarity with her community by doing so in a Los Angeles town that’s 1.4% black and 88% white. She has, without a hit of irony, blasted the supposed existence of “white supremacy” in the housing market.

Cullors’ home purchases put her under a microscope, and self-dealing of hers was uncovered. Two activist groups led by Cullors paid Trap Heals (a firm owned by the father of her child) $238k to “produce an election night livestream and for consulting services.”

According to an analysis of the finances of the Black Lives Matter Global Network (of which Cullors is the executive director), they “spent a combined $4.5 million on payroll, consultants and travel in its 2017, 2018 and 2019 fiscal years, a figure that encompassed 83.3% of the group’s total spending.” In 2020 the group raised $90 million and ended the year with $60 million in cash on hand, leading to more calls for transparency.

Under intense scrutiny Cullors is now stepping down, while publicly claiming that it has nothing to do with her making the organization look like a huge grift.

According to Fox:

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is stepping down from her role as executive director of the activist group’s central foundation amid questions about her finances.

Cullors, 37, told the Associated Press on Thursday that she was leaving the position to focus on other projects, including the release of her second book and a television deal with Warner Bros. She held the top post at Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for more than five years.

The activist said she had created “the necessary bones and foundation” at the organization and felt the “time is right” to leave. She asserted that her exit was planned for more than a year and was unrelated to scrutiny regarding her personal finances. “Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks of me,” Cullors said.

Cullors walks away after making millions for herself through her “activism.” Can anyone name a single person that benefitted from that activism besides herself?

Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New YorkDebunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate


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