Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a self-styled Marxist, spent $3.2 million on four luxury homes in America’s most expensive neighbors, the New York Post reported.
In March, Khan-Cullors purchased a 2,370 square-foot home with “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” in Los Angeles for $1.4 million.
She also bought two homes in California and a $415,000 home in Conyers, Georgia, National Legal and Policy Center reported. NLPC accessed the information from property databases.
The 3.2 acre property in Conyers has a private airplane hangar and runway as well as a repair shop.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has an indoor swimming pool and
“This voice of the underprivileged seems to be doing pretty well,” NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty said.
Hawk Newsome, who runs Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, said “an independent investigation” should be conducted to determine how BLM’s national organization spends its money.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” he said. “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”
Flaherty said NLPC investigated BLM’s spending habits to inform the organization’s donors.
“Whenever a figure in the nonprofit sector acquires significant assets in a short period of time, scrutiny is inevitable,” he said. “Black Lives Matter has raised tens of millions from individual citizens and corporate America. Donors to nonprofits deserve to know that the money is being properly spent.”
Khan-Cullors earned money from her New York Times best-selling book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.
She also has a contract with Warner Bros. Televsion Group to produce shows with “black voices who have been historically marginalized.”