Background: The Black Lives Matter organization has recently received many accusations of corruption. Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Virginia have all revoked Black Lives Matter charitable registration.
Recent corruption: Last year, a co-founder resigned after it was revealed that they had spent millions on real estate across the US. The organization transferred millions to a Canadian charity run by the wife of a co-founder to purchase a $6.3M mansion in Toronto. In addition to all that, they failed to file taxes properly and disclose how they spent their money. Read more here.
Now: The founders of BLM gathered to talk about the organization's difficulties last year. They did it in a house “with more than 6,500 square feet, more than half a dozen bedrooms and bathrooms, several fireplaces, a sound stage, a pool, and bungalow, and parking for more than 20 cars, according to real-estate listings.” They are now saying that the property will be used to “cultivate joy” and as a communal space for artists.
Covering it up: The house transaction was not previously reported. After journalists started digging into the new property, BLM leadership attempted to “kill the story” and cover it up.