Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement has no shame. She attempted to defend the fact that she bought a $6 million home with BLM money.
“We looked at commercial buildings, we looked at homes…then we found this really amazing space…that has, yes a home on the property.” How convenient. Oh, and she felt it was somehow helpful to add “but also a sound stage…”
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of BLM foundation, defends org buying a $6 million property: “We looked at commercial buildings, we looked at homes…then we found this really amazing space…that has, yes a home on the property, but also a sound stage…”pic.twitter.com/Zfq8QaH0qI
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 9, 2022
Certainly access to a sound stage will be very beneficial to the equality of Black Americans. Money well spent, no doubt.
The New York Post reports:
BLM faced a torrent of criticism and backlash last month when it publicly emerged that the organization had “secretly” purchased the LA mansion — which boasts a home with six bedrooms and bathrooms, a swimming pool, a soundstage and office space — back in 2020.
At the time, Cullors said the property was purchased by BLM to serve as a meeting venue and campus. She also issued a statement denying suggestions she had lived at the property — or taken advantage of it for personal gain.
But Cullors, who resigned as BLM’s executive director a year ago after spending six years at the helm, said she used the property twice for events that weren’t business related.
Among the parties thrown at the Los Angeles mansion include her son’s birthday party as well as a party to celebrate President Biden’s inauguration.
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President Biden freed two of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s relatives Saturday in exchange for seven jailed Americans. The two nephews of Maduro’s wife Cilia Flores, had been convicted in the United States for drug dealing and sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the BBC.
According to the report, the swap was in exchange for five American oil executives. Those Americans were “exchanged for two of Mr Maduro’s wife’s nephews, who were serving 18-year sentences in the US on drug charges,” the officials told the BBC. Maduro’s nephews were convicted under the Trump administration and the Venezuelan government claims that they were “unjustly” jailed in the United States.
In a statement from the White House Saturday, Biden said the American’s were “wrongfully detained.” He said the American’s would soon be reunited with their relatives, according to reports.
“Today, we celebrate that seven families will be whole once more. To all the families who are still suffering and separated from their loved ones who are wrongfully detained – know that we remain dedicated to securing their release,” the Biden statement added.
Meanwhile, 13 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, requesting more information on “the intelligence report” that alleges Maduro is emptying his prisons and allowing them to head to the United States in the caravans that crossing the porous border.
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“It has been widely reported that the Venezuelan regime, under the control of Nicolás Maduro Moros, is deliberately releasing violent prisoners early, including inmates convicted of ‘murder, rape, and extortion,’ and pushing them to join caravans heading to the United States,” the letter states.
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