A ‘charity’ prison-reform group started by Patrisse Cullors—the race-hustling, Marxist co-founder of Black Lives Matter—has received several warnings from California officials after failing to file the required financial disclosures.
The California Attorney General’s Office first notified the group, Dignity and Power Now, that it was delinquent on its financial filings in September 2020.
It sent follow-up notices in February and March of this year, the Daily Signal reported.
“A delinquent organization may not engage in any activity for which registration is required, including solicitation or disbursing of charitable assets,” warned the February letter from California’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.
Since receiving the third notice, Dignity and Power Now has partially complied by filing its 2017 information, but the group has yet to file its 2019 disclosures.
Meanwhile, scrutiny of Cullors’s personal wealth has led several prominent black leaders to denounce her as a “fraud.”
After it was revealed that Cullors had spent $3.2 million on four posh real-estate investments in the US—along with others in the Bahamas—BLM New York leader Hawk Newsome turned on her, calling for an independent investigation, the New York Post reported.
Cullors’s commitment to Marxist principles came under additional fire after it was reported that she earned $20,000 a month as chairwoman for the group Reform LA Jails.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” Newsome told the Post. “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.”
However, the parents of Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor—two prominent black victims of police shootings—have also suggested recently that the entire BLM organization has engaged in shady practices while exploiting the names of their children.
“I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna’s family who don’t even know who I am,” said Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, in a since removed Facebook post. “I’ve watched y’all raise money on behalf of Breonna’s family who has never done a damn thing for us nor have we needed it.”
In response to her personal scandals, Cullors lashed out by blaming right-wing critics and threatening to sue at least one watchdog group for defamation because it had uncovered public records and provided them to media outlets.
“Cullors’ lawyer from Perkins Coie, the same firm that represented Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in the election lawsuits, has sent us a Cease and Desist letter, falsely claiming that we have defamed Cullors,” wrote Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, in a message to supporters on Thursday.
“Our attorney fired back with a letter demanding Cullors disclose all the IRS filings of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and related organizations,” Flaherty continued. “I can assure you that we have no plans to Cease and Desist from our important research.”
Flaherty noted that Facebook appeared to be colluding with Cullors in an effort to suppress the negative reports.
He said Dignity and Power Now was among the groups being bankrolled by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz.
Facebook also provided a grant to USA Today, which issued a fact-check dishonestly claiming that the New York Post bombshell about Cullors’s luxury mansions lacked “context,” although it failed to disprove any of the revelations.
The leftist social-media giant then used the phony fact check that it had paid for to justify its own censorship of the article.