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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:00 PM

As a quick follow-up: BLM NY Co-founder is calling for investigation

https://thegrio.com/2021/04/12/blm-investigation-founder-cullors-real-estate/

From the article:
"The head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York is calling for an investigation into Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors over million-dollar real estate purchases she’s made in recent years."

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Reply As a quick follow-up: BLM NY Co-founder is calling for investigation (Original post)
MisterNiceKitty Apr 2021 OP
Karadeniz Apr 2021 #1
brush Apr 2021 #2
abqtommy Apr 2021 #3
radical noodle Apr 2021 #4
MisterNiceKitty Apr 2021 #5
radical noodle Apr 2021 #7
MisterNiceKitty Apr 2021 #6

Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:17 PM

1. Self policing is admirable.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:54 PM

2. "Million dollar property" is a little misleading as one doesn't plop down...

a million dollars in cash....no, I think I'll leave this alone.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:41 PM

3. Yes, it's good to clear up these types of questions. But I personally don't have

anything against people who have more money than I do since so many do. I hope this
gets settled to everyone's satisfaction since it is a big distraction.

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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:15 AM

4. It's my understanding

she's a best-selling author, an artist, and an educator. It seems likely to me that her purchases of properties were earned legally. Is there some rule that says a female black activist can't earn and spend money?

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:42 AM

5. The issue is one of transparency - is this something to applied selectively?

Are BLM donations being used to pay for these homes? Where is the money that BLM takes in coming from? How is it being spent?

Here try this:

https://www.complex.com/life/michael-browns-father-ferguson-activist-request-20-million-from-black-lives-matter-for-organizing-efforts

From the article below

"Last month AP reported that BLM brought in $90 million in donations last year, leading to Michael Brown Sr. to join other Black Lives Matter activists demanding $20 million from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.

Brown, whose son Michael Brown Jr., was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 says he and his advocacy group have been short-changed by the larger BLM organization.

'Why hasn't my family's foundation received any assistance from the movement?' Brown asked in a statement."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9473431/BLM-founder-Patrisse-Cullors-consulting-firm-paid-20K-month-LA-jail-reform.html





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Response to MisterNiceKitty (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:23 PM

7. I'm fine with transparency

but it just sounded too much like a bullshit right-wing hit job to me. They're always trying to make BLM look bad, and don't get me started on their attacks on successful black women.

I don't have knowledge of how BLM is set up or how they use their money, but they've denied having purchased the property and they deny paying her outrageous sums. When I start seeing this posted by right-wing groups on Facebook, I tend to be suspicious of the underlying story.




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Response to radical noodle (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:58 AM

6. Tamika Palmer blasts BLM Louisville... Breonna Taylor's mother publishes blistering post on Facebook

https://www.wave3.com/2021/04/15/tamika-palmer-blasts-blm-louisville-rep-attica-scott/

From the article:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Breonna Taylor’s mother called out Black Lives Matter Louisville and Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott, using the word “fraud” to describe both in a Facebook post.

“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud, Attica Scott another fraud,” Tamika Palmer wrote Wednesday.

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