The head of the #BLM chapter in NYC is reportedly asking for an “independent investigation” after the organization’s co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors bought four lavish homes for a total of $ 3.2 million.
Patrisse has bought a total of four homes, most recently last month for $ 1.4 million outside of Malibu, California.
“The 2,370 square meter property has“ high ceilings, skylights and lots of windows ”with views of the canyon. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two quarter-acre homes, is just one of three houses Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, according to public records, ”reports the New York Post.
When that information became public – Hawk Newsome, the head of Greater New York City’s Black Lives Matter – wanted to know where the funds were coming from.
He explained, “When you call yourself a socialist, you have to ask yourself how much of your personal money is being used for charity.” Newsome continued, “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlooks the fact that it’s the people who are carrying this movement.”
In October, Patrisse signed a “multi-platform” contract with Warner Bros. Television Group to curate content for “historically marginalized black voices,” according to the NY Post.
Founded in 2013, it was reported that the organization raised $ 90 million in 2020, including $ 21.7 million that was made available for funding.
According to the AP report, Black Lives Matter officials failed to disclose how much money they raised from prominent donors.
Khan-Cullors’ salary is also reportedly unknown as the finances are split between nonprofits and for-profit companies.