The families of Micheal Brown and Breonna Taylor are questioning the funding for the BLM movement.
The New York Post reported earlier this month; Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors had bought four homes since 2016, New York City area Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome called for “an independent investigation.”
Other figures within the movement amplify the concerns; Khan-Cullors defended her real estate purchases as part of her efforts to support her family, claiming her wealth was not due to the organization itself.
The Washington Examiner reported Monday:
[O]n Thursday, the mother of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police during a raid in March 2020, charged that the movement in her city of Louisville, Kentucky, is nothing more than a scam.
“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud,” Tamika Palmer wrote on Facebook.
Last month, the father of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old shot and killed by police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, asked Black Lives Matter a simple question: “Where is all that money going?”
A review of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’s financial documents found the group raised nearly $100 million in 2020, of which less than $40 million was spent in the last year.
Khan-Cullors, last week said the organization is not a “charity,” people with financial needs in the community should pressure the government for reparations for slavery.