Black Lives Matter Global Network’s (BLM) co-founder Patrice Cullors announced she is resigning from the foundation to focus on her writing career and TV deals.
Cullors, a self-proclaimed Marxist said that she would focus on her forthcoming second book, An Abolitionist’s Handbook, and a TV development deal with Warner Bros.
Cullors clarified that her resignation has nothing to do with the criticisms she received after it was revealed that she owned four homes across the country for $3.2 million since 2016, three years after she co-founded BLM.
There were also allegations that Cullors funneled business to a company, Trap Heals led by Damon Turner who she identified as the father of her only child.
“Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me,” said Cullors.
The parents of Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor who were black Americans killed by police were often showcased by BLM but both parties last month complained that BLM had done nothing to help them.
BLM claimed it ended 2020 with a balance of more than $60m for operating expenses and assistance to victims of racism but has not yet provided proof amid calls from critics and BLM members themselves.
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