Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, is stepping down amid allegations she misused donations.
BLMGNF announced Tuesday, May 27, that Cullors is stepping down from her role as the movement's executive director.
"With smart, experienced and committed people supporting the organization during this transition, I know that BLMGNF is in good hands," Cullors said in a statement. "The foundation's agenda remains the same — eradicate white supremacy and build life-affirming institutions."
Last month, Hawk Newsome, another BLM founder, called for an "independent" financial investigation into Cullors' spending after she made substantial real estate transactions with no apparent source of income.
Cullors owns a total of $3.2 million in real estate holdings.
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Cullors bought a three-bedroom home in Topanga Canyon for $1.4 million. The home is located in an area with a Black population of just 1.8 percent.
The property is located about 20 miles from her childhood home in an "impoverished" area in Van Nuys, California.
Cullors purchased two other homes in Los Angeles, according to public records.
In 2017, she bought a house in Inglewood for $510,000. The property is now worth $800,000.
Cullors and her lesbian spouse Janaya Khan also purchased a home in Atlanta, Georgia for $415,000.
Cullors previously complained that the criticism surrounding her real estate portfolio was an example of "white supremacy".
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Kanye West reportedly splashed out a lot of cash on his struggling presidential campaign.
The 43-year-old mega producer and fashion mogul shelled out almost $6 million out of his own pocket to finance his presidential campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The majority of the funds came from a personal loan he made to his campaign, according to a finance report that was filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
The "Gold Digger" rapper has spent $5.86 million so far, with most of that money going toward consultation and other fees. He apparently loaned his own campaign more than $6.7 million during July and August.
Other sources of income reveal that Kanye has received small donations from other people supporting his bid for the Oval Office.
The hip-hop star's presence in the race has proven controversial, with Democratic Party officials accusing him of running as a "spoiler candidate" to siphon votes away from their nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, Kanye and his Sunday service choir were in Atlanta over the weekend. They were spotted filming at Pinewood Studios early Sunday morning. This photo was snapped by @shopperfindssalesforyou who posted it to Instagram.
She captioned the image: "Morning service with Kanye West filming by my house this morning. Like walking on water!"
A source tells Sandrarose.com that Kanye attended Teyana Taylor's baby shower in Atlanta last night. Invited guests included Future's ex-girlfriend Lori Harvey and her new beau.
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In other Kanye news, he is reportedly shopping for a ranch to call his new home in a suburb outside of Atlanta. That's right, Kanye is moving to the Atlanta area!
As you know, Kanye and his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, parted ways 2 years ago after the musician moved to Wyoming.
Kanye, who was born in Atlanta, apparently wants to get as far away from the Kardashian Klan as possible.
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Many social media users are questioning where the donations to Black Lives Matter actually go.
Black Lives Matter is a political organization that was originally founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer.
Since then, the activist group has evolved into a political machine that is most active during an election year. That is when donations jump considerably.
But where do the donations go?
According to OpenSecrets.org, hundreds of millions of dollars in Black Lives Matter donations went to ActBlue.com, a tax exempt organization that funnels cash to Democratic candidates and political action committees (PACs).
According to a list compiled by OpenSecrets.org, a whopping $186 million in BLM donations went to Bernie Sanders' campaign for president. The second biggest recipient was Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who received more than $119 million.
Black Americans are just now figuring out their fight for racial equality is being co-opted to fund political campaigns and political actions committees.
"Just go on the website: when you click on "resources" they suggest you apply for SBA loans," wrote a user named devilicious on Lipstick Alley.
"BLM received 10 million from Bezos, millions from celebs, companies, private donors but there is not ONE option for a black person to apply for rent relief, financial aid, grants, NOTHING!
Stop [donating] to that scamming website."
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend pledged $200,000 to bail out protesters who destroyed property and looted luxury shops from Atlanta to Los Angeles over the weekend.
The former model and TV personality originally offered $100,000 to the cause on Friday, but she doubled the amount as violence hit the streets of many major cities across America in response to the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of over-zealous police officers in Minneapolis on May 25.
Teigen was among a dozen celebrities offering the cash hand-out "in celebration of whatever the f**k maga night is," referencing an earlier tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump. She doubled her initial offering after a Twitter user called the protesters on the streets "criminals."
"Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000," she said.
Trump supporters targeted the model for making a stand with the protesters, who were being arrested during demonstrations across the U.S., prompting outspoken Chrissy to fire back: "Anyhow f**k trump and keeping going. Be safe, stay hydrated, wear your mask and again, f**k Donald Trump."
She added: "And KEEP THIS SAME ENERGY WHEN YOU VOTE. The worst thing that could happen is this all happening for nothing."
Teigen isn't the only celebrity pledging to help bail out protesters - Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, and Janelle Monae have also gone public with donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit that helps pay bail for people who can't afford it.
It appears that some one of you donated to the Clinton campaign in my name. You've got jokes.
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It has been widely reported that the Clinton Foundation took in over $2 billion dollars in donations from corporations and foreign investors.
What isn't clear is what exactly did Hillary and Bill Clinton do with all that money?
One thing we know for certain is just 5.7 percent of the donations went to charity.
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The Clinton campaign is under fire for repeatedly overcharging the credit cards of its poorest donors.
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Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Conan O'Brien, Chris Rock, Carmelo Anthony, Jennifer Aniston and others recorded a PSA for gun control. The PSA was released today, one week after the tragic Sandy Hook, Connecticut, shooting that left 20 children dead. Ironically, the National Rifle Association (NRA) held a press conference today. Among his idiotic statements, the NRA spokesman suggested that the Sandy Hook shooter could have been stopped if the teachers in the school were armed.
As you watch the PSA video, remember that political donations from millions of NRA members helped shape the course of politics in America. Don't expect any 'meaningful' gun law changes any time soon.
Obama is bought and paid for.
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