The Black Lives Matter movement became an excuse to shatter lives and damage property. It also was a vehicle for helping one of the co-founders live her best life.
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors reportedly used a $6 million compound purchased with donations to host personal gatherings, Breitbart reported. However, Cullors maintains she did nothing wrong.
“We really wanted to make sure that the global network foundation had an asset that wasn’t just financial resources,” Cullors explained to the Associated Press. “And we understood that not many black-led organizations have property. They don’t own their property.”
Despite this lofty goal and Cullors’ insistence, the purchase was above board; she admitted to throwing parties at the 6-bedroom mansion and said it “probably wasn’t the best idea.” She hosted at least two gatherings, including an inauguration party in honor of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in January 2021.
At the time, she was supposed to be seeking “refuge at the property amid threats on her life.” Then in March, Cullors hosted a birth party for her son though she claimed she “intended to pay a rental fee to the foundation.”
There is no proof of whether she did that or not. Still, Cullors admits to no wrongdoing when it comes to how the funds or property belonging to BLM were used.
“The idea that (the foundation) received millions of dollars and then I hid those dollars in my bank account is absolutely false,” Cullors insisted. “That’s a false narrative. It’s impacted me personally and professionally, that people would accuse me of stealing from black people,” she claimed.
BLM was raking in millions of dollars in 2020 while riots carried out in its name totaled $1 billion worth of damage, an Axios exclusive found. As if that weren’t scandalous enough, it seems the group’s co-founder was reaping the rewards of this scandal by using property purchased by the organization.