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    Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors resigns amid controversy

    The embattled co-founder of Black Lives Matter announced on Thursday that she's resigning as executive director amid criticism over her lavish lifestyle.

    Patrisse Cullors, 37 — who has been at the helm of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for nearly six years — said she is leaving to focus on a book and TV deal.

    Her last day with the foundation is Friday.

    "I've created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave," Cullors said. "It feels like the time is right."

    But her resignation comes amid controversy over the group's finances and Cullors' personal wealth — including an alleged real-estate buying spree in which she snagged four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US, according to property records reported last month.

    But Cullors said her departure has been in the works and is not tied to those "attacks."

    "Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don't operate off of what the right thinks about me," Cullors said.

    The BLM foundation revealed in February that it took in just over $90 million last year, following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd, a Black man whose last breaths under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer inspired protests globally.

    The foundation said it ended 2020 with a balance of more than $60 million, after spending nearly a quarter of its assets on operating expenses, grants to Black-led organizations and other charitable giving.

    Critics of the foundation contend more of that money should have gone to the families of Black victims of police brutality who have been unable to access the resources needed to deal with their trauma and loss.

    "That is the most tragic aspect," said the Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, president of an Oklahoma City BLM chapter and a representative of the #BLM10, a national group of organizers that has publicly criticized the foundation over funding and transparency.

    "I know some of (the families) are feeling exploited, their pain exploited, and that's not something that I ever want to be affiliated with," Dickerson said.

    Cullors and the foundation have said they do support families without making public announcements or disclosing dollar amounts.

    Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors resigns amid controversy

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    She needs to be investigated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    Sing along with me Folks...

    Go On, Take the Money and Run
    Exactly what I was thinking. If it was a conservative organization this still wouldn't be out of the news and there would be a senate panel.

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    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why African Americans continue to allow these types of people dupe them, and then get mad at those of us in the Black American community when we don't buy into the deception. Have we never learned from Jesse Jackson's so-called "Rainbow Coalition" or Al Sharpton's shenanigans?

    These people like to tap into the rage and anger that people have due to certain injustices. They exploit this community and give them nothing in return. Then they live large while the Black community not only continues to suffer but alienate themselves from other communities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by victoryword View Post
    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why African Americans continue to allow these types of people dupe them, and then get mad at those of us in the Black American community when we don't buy into the deception. Have we never learned from Jesse Jackson's so-called "Rainbow Coalition" or Al Sharpton's shenanigans?

    These people like to tap into the rage and anger that people have due to certain injustices. They exploit this community and give them nothing in return. Then they live large while the Black community not only continues to suffer but alienate themselves from other communities.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoryword View Post
    These people like to tap into the rage and anger that people have due to certain injustices. They exploit this community and give them nothing in return. Then they live large while the Black community not only continues to suffer but alienate themselves from other communities.
    100% accurate

    Satan loves to do this and people follow blindly

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    VIDEO: Former BLM Leader Says He 'Learned the Ugly Truth' About the Organization

    A former Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist recently spoke out about why he chose to leave the organization. In a short YouTube video, he explained that the group is not as concerned about safeguarding and improving black lives as they would have us believe.

    Rashad Turner, the executive director of the Minnesota Parent Union, posted a video in which he explains how he "learned the ugly truth" about BLM. He discussed how the hard-leftist group is not concerned with building black families and improving education for black children.

    It took Turner only one year working for BLM to realize that the organization was not pushing towards actual progress for the black community. In the video he discusses his upbringing after his father was murdered when Turner was only two years old:

    My mother wasn't able to take care of me, so I was raised by my grandparents. They told me that if I was going to change my life for the better, education was the answer. So, I worked hard in school. I got into Hamline University, and earned a college degree, the first in my family. Then, I went on to earn a master's in education from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. I am living proof that no matter your start in life, quality education is a pathway to success.



    In 2015 Turner helped to found Black Lives Matter in St. Paul, Minnesota. "I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies, black lives do matter," he recounted. "However, after a year on the inside, I learned they have little concern for rebuilding black families and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis."

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