BLM Co-Founder Used Charity Funds To Pay Her Brother And Her Baby Daddy — Here’s The 411

Written by K. Walker on May 17, 2022

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Patrisse Cullors, one of BLM’s “trained Marxist” co-founders used the charity’s funds to enrich her friends and family according to recent tax filings.

This particular founding member of the Black Lives Matter movement has really managed to make a name for herself… although she’s probably not so thrilled that it’s “grifter”.

In 2020, Black Lives Matter raised $90 million and it’s unclear how that money was spent. There was a lot of criticism by local BLM chapters that the national organization wasn’t providing them with funding.

It has been unclear who is responsible for the funds after Cullors stepped down from her position at the charity a year ago.

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We now have a better look at where that money went and it didn’t go to local chapters.

According to tax filings, hundreds of thousands were siphoned out to friends and family of co-founder and clandestine real-estate investor, Patrisse Cullors.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors used charity funds to pay her brother and child’s father eye-watering sums of cash for various services, according to tax documents filed with the IRS.

The co-founder’s brother, Paul Cullors, saw a cool sum of $840,000 hit his bank account for allegedly providing security services to the nonprofit organization, tax documents seen by The Post show.

Meanwhile, the organization paid a company owned by Damon Turner, with whom Cullors shares a child, almost $970,000 to help “produce live events” as well as other “creative services.”

On top of the controversy, BLM wrapped up its fiscal year — which runs from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021 — with a stunning $42 million in net assets.

The foundation had an operating budget of about $4 million, according to a board member.

Source: New York Post

Cullors with her brother, Paul
Damon Turner is the father of Patrisse Cullors’s child

Previously, Cullors admitted that her sister, mother, and brother were all employed with the organization.

But it appears it wasn’t just family and friends of Cullors that were benefiting from the tens of millions raised.

A consulting firm run by Shalomyah Bowers, who is BLM’s board secretary and has previously served as deputy executive director, was paid more than $2.1 million for providing the organization with operational support, including staffing, fundraising and other key services.

Source: Daily Mail

According to the Form 990 document required by all 501(c)(3) organizations to maintain their charity status, nearly $37 million was spent by the foundation on grants, real estate, and charter on private flights, and another $32 million was invested in stocks. Organizers say that the stock portfolio is expected to become an endowment to ensure the foundation’s work continues in the future.

In short, BLM is still worth tens of millions and isn’t going away anytime soon.

The organization has been quite active on Twitter since the horrific Buffalo killing spree and they’re explicitly calling this “right-wing violence” — even though in the “manifesto” the shooter wrote, he identifies himself more with the left than with the right.

But y0ou can’t let the facts get in the way of a successful grift, right?

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker