Well, well, well…It’s all making sense now that the news it out that Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Pratrisse Cullors didn’t disclose large donations to a non-profit she started. She’s been raising questions from others in her organization because she’s been on a multi-million dollar spending spree buying up several houses. Where did the millions come from?
After The New York Post investigated and exposed Cullors (pictured below) for her outrageous purchases, she resigned last month as BLM Global Network Foundation leader.
One of the houses that Cullors bought in LA:
The Post reported that Cullors spent $3.2 million on real estate in Los Angeles and Georgia in the last two years.
It now looks like another nonprofit started by Cullors has some “fishy finances.”
A non-profit group called Dignity and Power Now, started by Cullors in 2013, took hundreds of thousands in donations. The problem is the claim to the IRS was VERY different.
Public documents show the dod-profit got about $225,000 in 2016 but told the IRS that the charity had not made more than $50,000 in total that year. This means that Dignity and Power Now didn’t have to file a complete federal tax return in 2016 to list all of the spending and donations for the non-profit.
Founder and board chairperson in 2018 of Dignity and Power Now is Cullors, who set up the organization to help black and minority prisoners.
Some of the donors to the non-profit, like the Resnick Foundation, donated $100,000, which far exceeds the $50K that Cullors claimed on taxes. She also received $125,000 from the California Initiative.
It also turns out that Dignity and Power Now did not disclose the cash in its filings to California.
A conservative watchdog group just filed a complaint with the IRS and the Attorney General of California calling for an audit of the non-profit.
We’ll see if anything happens to Cullors (pictured below). But, as we all know, the rules don’t apply to everyone, and chances are Cullors will get away with tax fraud just like Al Sharpton has for so many years.
The Dignity and Power Now website has the usual victimhood lingo with pie-in-the-sky requests:
Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a Los Angeles-based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Our mission is to build a Black and Brown-led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
Cullors pictured below:
Grounded in the principles of abolition, healing justice, and transformative justice, we have multiple programs centered around activism, health and wellness, and leadership building, including a coalition to end sheriff violence, a coalition to stop jail construction, an arts and wellness collective, a rapid response team of healers, a leadership institute for high school-aged youth affected by incarceration, a leadership institute for people coming home from prison, a reentry program inside Soledad State Prison, and an influential media department. Immediate campaign focuses include establishing comprehensive and effective civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and allocating the money from LA County’s 3.5 billion dollar jail plan into mental health diversion programs and community resources. Dignity and Power Now is founded and chaired by Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Has Cullors been sticking her hand in the cookie jar of these non-profits? It’s a sure thing that the numbers just don’t add up.