Black Lives Matters Purchased $6 Million House in SoCal With Non-Profit Donations
LA house only latest house discovered to have been purchased with BLM donations in California
By Evan Symon, April 5, 2022 2:31 am
According to a new report on Monday, Black Lives Matters purchased a $6 million Southern California house from donations last year, adding to the three other houses in the LA area group leaders have bought since last year.
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According to New York Magazine, the $6 million house had not originally been disclosed in the initial report of $3.2 million in houses purchased in LA and Atlanta by BLM leaders. The 6,500 square foot, seven bedroom house was purchased with Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) funds in October 2020 by Dyane Pascall shortly after over $66 million came in from sponsors that September.
The house was immediately linked to BLM leadership by Pascall being the financial manager for the Janaya and Patrisse Consulting Firm. The firm itself is owned by BLM co-founder Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and her spouse Janaya Kahn. Initially hidden, group leaders had been attempting to say that the house, known internally as “Campus” would be used for either a safe house for BLM leaders when threatened or as a space for artists and influencers. However, when asked about the house last month by journalists, BLM officials tried to downplay the cost and bury the story in the coming days. The report came out anyway on Monday despite their efforts.
BLM has been facing growing scrutiny in the aftermath of the George Floyd protests in June of 2020. Initially founded in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, BLM quickly grew in the mid to late 2010’s following numerous other police shooting deaths of African Americans, as well as other external factors such as the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and an increase in voter ID laws in numerous states. In 2020, BLM faced it’s biggest moment in helping orchestrate protests nationwide following the shooting death of George Floyd. Record donations poured in in 2020 and 2021 in response to the protests, as well as BLM’s role in defunding numerous law enforcement agencies until a rise in crime backlash caused many of those de-fundings to stop or are to be reversed soon.
As a result, with a record number of funds going to BLM and BLMGNF, Kahn-Cullors and others proceeded to buy several expensive homes, including the undisclosed $6 million property.
SoCal property latest house bought with BLM donations
Many non-profit experts noted to the Globe on Monday that few, if any, groups the size of BLM made those kinds of purchases in so little time.
“Usually, if a group buys a house, it isn’t a gigantic house like that,” said Mandala Jackson, a non-profit low-income housing coordinator and advisor, to the Globe on Monday. “Houses are usually bought for a singular headquarters or to give back to needy families or something along those lines. Sometimes just the property is bought or donated and a house goes up there, like Habitat for Humanity or Key Club.
“If they had bought one house in strategic locations to serve as a safe house or local headquarters or something, that might be more understandable. Like, one in LA, one in Oakland, one in Atlanta, and so on. But no, four in LA, including one costing $6 million.”
“That kind of money can go to a lot of other things. Legal defense for one, or helping black families avoid evictions or serving as a fund for families who lost the mother or father. But buying a house like that, only months after the protests? Jesus.”
“Some people are very much for BLM and others are against it, and others are mixed towards it for a variety of reasons I really don’t want to get into. But which sounds like the more charitable option? $6 million going to a mansion in LA or $6 million going into trusts or monthly payments for families who lost loved ones and need financial support to stay afloat?”
“Always look into non-profits. If a big percentage goes into administrative costs and they have expensive offices in some high rise you can bet your donation isn’t going to those who need it.”
BLMGNF board member Shalomyah Bowers responded to criticisms, noting that the Campus building had BLM uses in mind and that they had planned to disclose the building next month.
“The organization bought Campus with the intention for it to serve as housing and studio space for recipients of the Black Joy Creators Fellowship, which provides recording resources and dedicated space for Black creatives to launch content online and in real life focused on abolition, healing justice, urban agriculture and food justice, pop culture, activism, and politics,” said Bowers in a statement. “The property was acquired in furtherance of BLM’s mission. The organization always planned to disclose the property on the upcoming 990 due May 15th as part of BLMGNF’s ongoing transparency efforts. BLMGNF has and continues to utilize the space for programming and leadership off-sites. The property does not serve as a personal residence.”
Kahn-Cullors resigned from BLM in May 2021. More investigations into the LA property are expected in the coming months.
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13 thoughts on “Black Lives Matters Purchased $6 Million House in SoCal With Non-Profit Donations”
Black Lives Matter is a criminal organization and every state where they have offices and collect donations need to be audited and investigated by the Department of Justice, the IRS, and by states’ attorneys generals. The question is: Do the investigators have the balls to do it?
Good question Abe!
They may have the “goods” to act but it depends who is has is holding them. Seems like the oligarchs have a tight grasp on them.
As we have seen in the last couple of years it is not because a lack of evidence that these actions are not investigated and prosecuted! ERRH!
BLM does not support the traditional family. they don’t support black man. I went on their website and didn’t read anything positive they had to say about black men and families.
What else do you expect from a BLM? This organization is the spawn of the previous generation of racist grifters that profited from the liberal stupidity. BLM cashed in. Will they be prosecuted? I doubt it; BLM is part of the democrat’s “brown-shirts”.
They should lose any charity type of tax deduction and not considered “non-profit” – they should lose any 501
BLM is a money laundering company and could be considered terrorist org
This article has a major flaw. It says “shooting death” of George Floyd. He was not shot. He had covid, over dosed on a dozen drugs freaked out and when officers leaned on him that ultimately killed him. Would he have died if he wasn’t overdosing I guess we will never know, we do know it was not a shooting death.
Oh man… this is such a sad reply. Yes, he had covid – which is why he couldn’t breath. Yes, he had drugs in his system, but he was in no way overdosing. To overdose on fentanyl is not a slow burn. Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over 8 minutes while he screamed “I can’t breathe” the entire time.
The autopsy was ruled a homicide. Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder. He had 18 prior complaints. Black men are imprisoned 6x as many times as white men, and killed by the police 2x white men.
BLM fucked it up for all of the legitimate organizations out there. Shame on them, their leaders do deserve to be convicted of fraud. But that doesn’t mean that inequality does not exist, or that police reform is not necessary. It’s like when one public rape case comes out as false – it sheds doubt on the 95% of cases that are true.
Get your stats straight JJ. More whites are shot and killed by the police than blacks, it’s not even close.
Check it out:
2017: Blacks shot and killed by police 223. Whites shot and killed by police 457.
2018: Blacks shot and killed by police 209. Whites shot and killed by police 399.
2019: Blacks shot and killed by police 235. Whites shot and killed by police 370.
2020: Blacks shot and killed by police 241. Whites shot and killed by police 457. (The summer of BLM riots)
2021: Blacks shot and killed by police 139. Whites shot and killed by police 234.
There you WF go again, It’s sad that we have to protest because if blacklash, you’re always finding fault and don’t want Blacks to own anything Devil. You have squandered us enough. It’s okay, you all never want to see us unite because of fear. You have treated blacks as bottom feeders long enough. We need our own and no Devil in hell is going to stop us because BLM, Get your own Org. We already know how you other folks have been hiding money in indexes, holding companies and ins captives etc. Leave my people alone, and if you aren’t for BP you’re against them. Scripture tells us not to be busybodies in other men matters take note and stay in your lane. You don’t want no excitement. If you throw a rock in a pile of dogs. The one that bark got hit. Don’t let it be said too late. My intentions are to serve notice. You’re sad you make money from telling stories. Get the facts and investigate first. The money and funds or in the right hands and doors will be opened for my people to be educated on issues like abuse, financial literacy, critical thinking, multi cultural sociology, The Ethiopian shall spread her wings. Wakunda. I will have my female warriors visit you soon. If you see two bald black women together RUN…
They need to give back all funds. The only community they help was LGBT NOT the black Community!!!
The article states a major error. It says “the George Floyd shooting”. George Floyd was never shot. Wow, that is a huge error. Who proof reads your stories. Who is your editor who missed such a huge misstatement of facts.