BLM leaders are calling for probes into its co-founder after her recent controversial property acquisitions.
Black Lives Matter has raised over 10.6 billion dollars, according to The Economist. The spending of this money has recently come under heavy scrutiny after co-founder Patrisse Cullors spent over $3 million on property.
Cullors, a self-described “trained Marxist”, purchased a three-bedroom house in Topanga Canyon. The co-founder also purchased her fourth home in Georgia, Atlanta; this house was worth $415,000.
The scrutiny is coming from Hank Newsome, the head of New York’s Black Lives Matter group, as he has called for an “independent” investigation, according to The Sun.
Furthermore, Newsome stated: “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.”
Cullors was supposedly exposed by an “ethics group”. Subsequently, the ‘National Legal and Policy Centre’ told the media about “significant real estate transactions involving BLM founder Patrisse Cullors”.
Cullors was also branded a “fraud” by fellow activists for buying a $1.4-million-dollar house in a majority white neighbourhood in Los Angeles.
This was only another addition to her existing property portfolio, which includes a three-bedroom housed purchased in Inglewood for $510,000. According to the New York Post, she was also browsing properties in the Bahamas, in the area near a property owned by celebrity Justin Timberlake.
Cullors became the main leader of the BLM Global Network after other partners stepped down last year.
The “trained Marxist” has also signed TV and movie deals with Amazon and Warner Brothers.