BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Answers $1.4m LA House Purchase Controversy

Black Lives Matter (BLM) Global Network co-founder and self-described Marxist Patrisse Khan-Cullors defended the purchase of her Topanga Canyon home in Los Angeles County worth $1.4 million.

Several news outlets have questioned Cullors regarding her alleged ownership of four luxury homes despite working at a non-profit organization and her upfront ideology. 

“The way that I live my life is a direct support to black people including my black family members first and foremost. I have a child, I have a brother that has severe mental illness that I take care of, I support my mother, and I support many other family members of mine,” said Cullors in a BNC Go interview.

Cullors however did not disclose why she chose luxury homes and how she bought them then added that “her money comes from other various sources but believes that activists should get paid a living wage for their work.”

According to, the Topanga Canyon home was recently sold for more than $1.4 million to a corporate entity that public records show is controlled by Cullor. 

Cullor also allegedly owned three other homes aside from the Topanga house in Georgia and South California.

Amid news of her Luxury homes, other black activists began questioning how her foundation spends the money they get from donations. 

“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes. 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,” said Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City.

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