(Article by Matt Vespa republished from TownHall.com)
Black Lives Matter bought a swanky Southern California home for nearly $6 million using donation cash, according to a report Monday.
Three leaders of the social justice movement – Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Melina Abdullah – recorded a video last June outside of the “secretly bought” home while marking the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, New York magazine reported.
Cullors at the time said she was weeks removed from being in “survival mode” after The Post’s exclusive reporting in April revealed her purchase of four high-end US homes for $3.2 million.
“It’s because we’re powerful, because we are winning,” Cullors said of what she characterized as right-wing media attacks. “It’s because we are threatening the establishment, we’re threatening white supremacy.”
But Cullors and her colleagues didn’t reveal any details on the upscale home seen behind them in the video – a 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 magazine.
The purchase of the nearly $6 million home had not been previously reported and BLM officials tried to keep its existence a secret from a journalist looking into the transaction, according to the report.
The organization tried to “kill” the story about the home – which is referred to internally as the “complex” – while one strategy memo reportedly suggested it might be used as an “influencer house” where artists can congregate.
— Defiant L’s (@DefiantLs) April 4, 2022
The NY Post added that the movement had intended to disclose the purchase, and they claim it’s not a personal residence. So why did they try to “kill” the story? Either way, you slice this it’s not good news. Either they took people’s money and spent it on personal expenditure, or they took people’s money and outright wasted it on some “influencer house.” It looks like they’re just taking people’s money, and no one wants to step in front to look at the receipts.
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