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BLM co-founder goes on real-estate buying binge

Calls for investigation into how BLM spends donations. In 2020 alone BLM received $90M in donations

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As thousands of George Floyd protesters hit the streets in the U.S. in support of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, went on a real estate shopping binge, according to the New York Post. Khan-Cullors bought four high-end homes for $3.2 million, according to property records.

Khan-Cullors, 37, was also checking out property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The New York Post has learned. Those homes are priced between $5 million and $20 million.

Last month she bought a $1.4 million home on a secluded road near Malibu in Los Angeles, reported The Post. The 2,370 square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead has two houses on a quarter acre and is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

The self-described Marxist activist, who comes from a modest background, has spent more than  $3.2 million on four properties across the United States since 2016. In 2016, she purchased a $510,000 home in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 2018, she bought a second home in Los Angeles County for $590,000. In 2020, Khan-Cullors and her wife, who is also a BLM activist, bought another home in Georgia for $415,000. It is on 3.2 acres.

Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter in New York City, has called for “an independent investigation” to find out how BLM 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,” said Newsome. “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.”

In 2020 alone, BLM collected more than $90 million in donations. It isn’t clear how much of this money went to Khan-Cullors.