BLM blames media for scandal over murky $6 million mansion deal in laughable statement

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The questionable financial dealings of Black Lives Matter have created a major public relations problem, specifically the shady $6 million purchase of a California mansion that has led to calls for accountability and on Monday, the group sought to reassure its supporters.

BLM took to social media to engage in damage control as the scandal over “Creator’s House” continues to draw attention and in a long Twitter thread, apologized to true believers in the cause which increasingly looks to be a massive grifting operation as media that has been timid, if not supportive, begins to apply scrutiny to the group’s management of donation money.

A bombshell exposé by New York Magazine shed light on the 2020 real estate deal in which the 6,500 square foot Studio City compound was purchased by BLM for $5.8 million less than a week after it originally sold for $3.1 million to a developer close to the organization. A difference of $2.7 million with the peculiar involvement of an LLC incorporated by lawyers for powerhouse Democrat law firm Perkins Coie, raising serious questions, including from Republican Rep. Darrell Issa who has called for a Justice Department investigation.

Seeking to regain control of the narrative, BLM promised to improve transparency while claiming that “inflammatory and speculative articles” are doing harm to organizers who work “in service of Black liberation daily.”

“There have been a lot of questions surrounding recent reports about the purchase of Creator’s House in California,” the group wrote along with a link to an article claiming that the property is a “safe dream space, for us, by us.”

“Despite past efforts, BLMGNF recognizes that there is more work to do to increase transparency and ensure transitions in leadership are clear,” the group wrote. “We know narratives like this cause harm to organizers doing brilliant work across the country and these reports do not reflect the totality of the movement. We apologize for the distress this has caused to our supporters and those who work in service of Black liberation daily.”

“We also recognize the confusion recent inflammatory and speculative articles have caused,” BLM added, casting stones at the media coverage of the murky transaction. “We are redoubling our efforts to provide clarity about BLMGNF’s work. In the coming weeks, we will unveil new initiatives to increase transparency and accountability, and to continue reshaping what radical philanthropy looks like for Black people.”

“BLMGNF is working diligently to increase operations transparency, including an internal audit, tightening compliance operations, and creating a new board to help steer the organization to its next evolution,” the group added, assuring supporters that measures are being taken to bolster confidence through future transparency.

“Black creativity is necessary and vital to Black survival. BLM has always held that tradition sacred, partnering with artists of every kind since our founding,” BLM wrote, “That’s why Creator’s House was purchased – to provide a space for Black folks to share their gifts with the world and hone their craft as they see fit, under the conditions that work best for them and outside systems of oppression in creative industries.”

“We are embracing this moment as an opportunity for accountability, healing, truth-telling, and transparency. We understand the necessity of working intentionally to rebuild trust so we can continue forging a new path that sustains Black people for generations,” BLM added, stating that it is essential to rebuild trust to fulfill its mission.

How much is the mansion a problem for BLM? Even The Washington Post is calling for transparency.

It’s been a steep fall for Black Lives Matter since the 2020 summer of rage that erupted after the death of George Floyd who met his demise while high on drugs and resisting arrest, mayhem that the group used to gain the support of politicians, the media, the federal bureaucracy, celebrities, sports leagues and corporations, and a global following, but most importantly, it was about making bank.

Problems with BLM leadership were apparent when co-founder Patrisse Cullors who has openly admitted that she has been inspired by Marxist ideology was forced to resign over questions about her own real estate dealings, fueling speculation that the organization wasn’t as down with the cause as advertised.

The “Creator’s House” which is also referred to internally as “the complex,” has six bedrooms, a pool, and parking for 20 cars as well as other luxury features.


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