BLM reportedly brought in $90 million in donations last year, and now inquiring minds want to know if or how Cullors is paid by the organization and how much she has contributed to charity, per Daily Mail . Hawk Newsome , the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, is calling for a probe into Cullors’ finances.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” he told the Post .
Cullors did not immediately respond to theGrio ‘s request for comment.
“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,” he continued.
It sure does. And It makes the families of the people “martyred” by the movement question their intentions…and demand a cut apparently.
Cullors founded the Black Lives Matter movement with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013. Last month, the organization came under fire after it was revealed that BLM received over $90M in response to the uprisings launched after the deaths of George Floyd , Ahmaud Arbery , Breonna Taylor and others, theGRIO reported.
Black Lives Matter activists are now demanding $20 million from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, including Michael Brown Sr. , whose son Michael Brown Jr., was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.
Brown Sr. said he and his advocacy group have been short-changed by the larger BLM organization.
“Why hasn’t my family’s foundation received any assistance from the movement?” he asked in a statement last month.
“On behalf of many activists in the St. Louis area, I’m joined by Mike Brown Sr., the father of Mike Brown Jr. Today, we hold Black Lives Matter accountable,” said local community organizer Tony Russell .