Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the 37-year-old social justice agitator and co-founder of the controversial Black Lives Matter movement, just purchased a home for $1.4 million in Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles.
Black Lives Matter supporters would be justified in questioning where the $1.4 million came from.
“BLM founder is branded a ‘FRAUD’ after buying a $1.4 million home in an upscale mostly white enclave in LA,” the DailyMailUK reported. “The district in which the BLM founder will now live is 88% white and 1.8% black. Critics accused her of abandoning her social justice and activist roots.”
Cullors, an open Marxist, co-founded BLM in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.
“Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are ‘trained Marxists’ – making clear their movement’s ideological foundation, according to a report,” the New York Post reported.
“Cullors, 36, was the protégé of Eric Mann, former agitator of the Weather Underground domestic terror organization, and spent years absorbing the Marxist-Leninist ideology that shaped her worldview, Breitbart News reported.”
“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk,” Cullors added in the interview with Jared Ball of The Real News Network.
Cullors’ published “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” in 2018, in which the foreword was written by Domestic terrorist Angela Davis.
“Cullors told Teen Vogue in 2019 that ‘Angela Davis is a mentor of mine,’ the Washington Examiner reported. In the book, Cullors writes that ‘we do this work today because on another day work was done by Assata Shakur, Angela Davis, [transgender activist] Miss Major, the Black Panther Party,’ and others. In describing her move toward activism, Cullors wrote, ‘I read, I study, adding Mao, Marx, and Lenin to my knowledge of hooks.’”
Was it ever really about improving black lives or just her own, on the backs of BLM? And many are asking where the $1.4M came from?
What Cullors really proves is that most people want to live somewhere nice – even Marxists. They don’t want to live in inner city slums, or in gang-infested concrete apartment high rises, where they want everyone else to live.
However, what it takes for most people to earn and save the income to purchase a $1.4 million home doesn’t come from typical non-profit employment, unless she paid herself more than $250,000 a year, which is a possibility.
Did she take out a mortgage? The mortgage on a $1.4 million home amounts to about $8,000 a month in mortgage payments, plus California’s hefty property tax of about $16,000 annually.
Or did she pay cash? If she paid cash, where did she get $1.4 million in cash?
These are fair questions to ask of someone who is running a tax-free non-profit organization accepting donations from large corporations.
The Washington Examiner did a deep dive into the BLM funding and reported in June 2020, “It first unveiled a $6.5 million fund to support its grassroots organizing work on June 11, stating in a press release that it was ‘grateful for the generosity and support of donors’ and that the fund would be available to all chapters affiliated with the BLM Global Network Foundation. Beginning July 1, ‘affiliated chapters may apply for unrestricted grant funding of up to $500,000 in multi-year grants,’ the group said, later adding that another $6 million will go to helping black-led grassroots organizers.”
“In the upcoming year, we will provide resources to those new to the movement and interested in Black Liberation strategies by developing curriculum,” Cullors said when announcing the new fund, the Examiner reported.
The Daily Signal also reported on the 18 corporations which contributed to Black Lives Matter, including Microsoft, 23AndMe, Nabisco, Fitbit, Doordash, Tinder, Dropbox, Airbnb and many others.
Jason Whitlock, an African American Sports Journalist, had his Tweet removed by Twitter, after weighing in on Cullors’ home purchase. This was his follow up:
Do you even comprehend my take? She had a lot of options on where to live. She chose one of the whitest places in California. She'll have her pick of white cops and white people to complain about. That's a choice, bro. https://t.co/rBkOnSjb4u
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) April 9, 2021
Others weighed in on Cullors’ purchase, referring to BLM as a grift:
I can't believe how badly some people got played by BLM.
— Jamil Jivani (@jamiljivani) April 9, 2021
Everyone KNEW a dime wasn't making it to "the streets" but they gave money anyway so they could tweet about it. She sold out her people and they don't even care.
— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) April 9, 2021
"At a time when many people are questioning where all the money from BLM donations has gone, it’s probably not a good idea to buy a $1.4 million-dollar home. And if you do, don’t be surprised if a few eyebrows get raised." – Missy Crane
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) April 10, 2021
- Sacramento Mayor, City Council Get Raises While Crime Spikes, Homeless Multiply, and City Still Locked Down - May 7, 2021
- Why Do Californians Have to Choose Between Food, Agriculture, and Fish? - May 6, 2021
- California #50 (again) in Chief Executive Mag’s Best & Worst States For Business 2021 - May 5, 2021