Commentary: Black Lives Matter fleeced millions in donations, bought mansions

We’ve heard nothing from Democrats who promoted and bankrolled the group that fomented chaos and destroyed businesses and lives, especially in Minneapolis.

Three BLM leaders — Patrisse Cullors, left, Alicia Garza and Melina Abdullah — recorded a video last June outside of the mansion, according to the New York Post. (Patrisse Cullors/YouTube)

Did you notice Amazon removed Black Lives Matter (BLM) from their donation platform nearly two months ago?

This was long before major news broke that members of BLM’s leadership team were accused of misappropriation of funds they received from around the world after George Floyd’s 2020 death.

Enter the $6 million Los Angeles-area estate purchased when Patrisse Cullors was still with the Marxist movement.

Sean Campbell reported this week in New York Magazine that the group’s foundation bought the extravagant California property — a six-bedroom, 6,800-square foot canyon home, once popular with celebrities — for cash in late 2020, and then attempted to hide the purchase.

When it was clear the information would be made public, BLM concocted every embarrassing excuse imaginable in hopes of killing the story.

“They have to be held accountable,” Ohio-based Rev. Jeff Jemison, who saw his city fleeced by BLM, told Fox News. “This whole organization’s purpose should be examined. The money that was raised should go to build businesses in urban areas, not to build mansions.”

Author Douglas Murray was similarly blunt, explaining:

“Like the most fraudulent pastors, the heads of BLM take advantage of good people. They present an undeniably good cause. They prey on people’s hopes and fears.”

“Campus,” as it’s known, was purchased two weeks after the BLM Global Network Foundation received nearly $70 million from its former fiscal sponsor, according to the Washington Examiner.

Cullors, 38, probably should be in prison when the dust settles. She’s already wasted millions on multiple opulent homes. She denies involvement and conveniently plays the victim.

The ongoing scrutiny of BLM likely sped up her resignation from the organization last year. At that time, Cullors explained she was leaving to give herself time to focus on media appearances. No, she was accumulating vast wealth.

And BLM’s army of (mostly rich white liberal) donors? They should have known better when BLM said “campus” was meant to provide “recording resources and dedicated space for Black creatives to launch content online and in real life.”

We’ve heard nothing from Democrats who promoted and bankrolled the group that fomented chaos and destroyed businesses and lives, especially in Minneapolis. We have a dishonest media that won’t dare ask for more information but will ask Republicans about every non-essential topic.

“Either they took people’s money and spent it on lavish expenditures for themselves, or they took money and wasted it on this fancy house,” a tax lawyer told Alpha News. “They’ve never had legitimate leadership. It’s all graft.”

BLM is currently under investigation in multiple states after it did not submit 2020 tax forms. Makes you wonder why no one wants to say they’re overseeing the organization’s books.

We also wonder about the country’s knowledge of BLM’s claims.

A 2020 poll asked Americans how many unarmed black men U.S. police officers kill in a year. Because of ignorance to data and media bias, a good amount of those “very liberal” thought it was over 10,000. Self-described “liberals” guessed the figure was somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000. The actual number was around 10.

Evidence shows that not only is their slogan vacuous, but the BLM bigots have been corrupt for years. And if you did not know that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in the Mojave Desert — or a mansion in Los Angeles.


A.J. Kaufman
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A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.