Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, we zoom into the financials of Patrisse Cullors, the infamous BLM founder, who is now in the spotlight for her cavalier spending of the BLM profits/donations (millions) for personal purchases.
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors is still under investigation after fresh tax papers were uncovered.
New information concerning BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors has emerged.
According to tax returns, Cullors used charitable donations to pay her friends and family for "consulting services" and to charter a private airplane.
According to tax forms, Cullors paid roughly $970K to her child's father and more than $840K to her brother for services such as security, live event production, and other creative services.
Former police officers could not be trusted to oversee security for BLM, according to BLM leaders.
Among the businesses that got funding from the group was Shalomyah Bowers' consulting firm, which was paid more than $2.1 million to offer BLM operational assistance, including personnel, fundraising, and other services.
Bowers also serves as the BLM's board secretary and was previously the deputy executive director.
Cullors resigned from BLM last year after the charity's finances came under examination. Despite departing, she has constantly denied using BLM funds for personal purposes.
She claims that all of her acquisitions and transactions, including her $6 million Los Angeles mansion, were legitimate.
The fresh tax filings come after Cullors was chastised for accepting a $120,000 check from the BLM for "consulting fees." The former leader did reveal that her mother, sister, and brother were formerly employees of the group.
This is the foundation's first public financial disclosure since its inception in 2017. The BLM movement is still worth millions of dollars after spending more than $37 million on services and costs.