By: Yzora Lopez
According to a report made by the New York Magazine, three leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and foundation, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Melina Abdullah, used the $6 million in donations received from the movement to purchase a 6,500-square foot mansion.
While the purchase was intended to stay secret, the three were reported to have posted a series of YouTube videos of them dining and drinking right outside the property.
The property was said to have been bought back in October of 2020.
The New York Magazine has also reported that Dyane Pascall had made the purchase approximately 2 weeks after the foundation received $66.5 million from its sponsor.
In May 2021, Patrisse Cullors resigned as the executive director because of the criticism she had received from her purchase of three properties in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
The Black Lives Matter organization had attempted to cover up the history of the purchase by referring it to a campus or “influencer house.”
While BLM board member Shalomyah Bowers stated, “BLMGNF has and continues to utilize the space for programming and leadership off-site,” the property hasn’t been in use for such things within the past 17 months.
Documents and emails have been retrieved as evidence, suggesting that the big purchase was made by crossing boundaries between and within the charity, and investigations are currently being taken.