Black Lives Matter Founder Bought $6 Million Mansion With Donations

By Brooks Welch

As reported by New York Magazine, Black Lives Matter Movement leaders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Melina Abdullah recorded a video last June outside of their $6 million mansion.

Their 2020 purchase was supposed to remain a secret despite being featured as the setting for a video series. The Post reported that the property was purchased in October 2020 with funds that had been donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.

The home is said to be “6,500-square-foot spread with more than six bedrooms and bathrooms, fireplaces, a pool and parking for more than 20 cars,” according to a real estate listing cited by The Post.

Cullors, who resigned as executive director in May, said the coverage of their extravagance were “right-wing media attacks” because the organization is “threatening the establishment.”[W]e’re threatening white supremacy,” Cullons said to The Post. Cullors resigned after receiving criticism over buying three homes in the Los Angeles area and another outside Atlanta.

New York Magazine asked the organization for comment about the $6 million purchase. After receiving the email asking, BLM officials reportedly circulated internal emails ranging from ‘Can we kill the story?’ to, ‘Our angle – needs to be to deflate ownership of the property,’ the magazine reported.

The organization announced a fellowship on April 2 and notified New York Magazine in an email the day before that the house AKA the “Campus” was bought ‘with the intention for it to serve as housing and studio space for recipients of the Black Joy Creators Fellowship.’

In February, the foundation was hit with a 60 day notice by the Department of Justice “asserting that members could be held personally liable if they fail to disclose financial records about the charity’s $60 million in donations within the next 60 days,” reports the Daily Mail.

The heat is turning up for BLM to practice financial transparency after a record of shady donations to foundations that are closely associated with leaders of the organization. “The organization donated hundreds of thousands to the nonprofits which then made payments to Cullors and her business partners,” the Daily Mail also reported.