The Black Lives Matter organization issued a ‘thinly-veiled apology’ over their secret purchase of a $6 Million worth mansion in Southern California that was paid off using the funds of the organizations’ supporters, reported on Monday.
Last week, New York Magazine fully exposed the purchase via their article in the magazine.
The article alleges that in October 2020, the property was purchased for $6 Million (all in cash) with the funds that were raised by the loyal supporters of the BLMGNF (Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation).
The tweet reads as ‘There have been a lot of questions surrounding recent reports about the purchase of Creator’s House in California. Despite past efforts, BLMGNF recognizes that there is more work to do to increase transparency and ensure transitions in leadership are clear.’
BLM then started blaming the magazine for the fuss and ‘inflammatory and speculative’ reveal that saw the reporters investigating the organization’s finances stating that ‘it caused harm.’
‘The reports do not reflect the totality of the movement,’ alleged the organization.
‘We know narratives like this cause harm to organizers doing brilliant work across the country and these reports do not reflect the totality of the movement,’ reads one of its Twitter posts. ‘We apologize for the distress this has caused to our supporters and those who work in service of Black liberation daily.’
‘We are redoubling our efforts to provide clarity about BLMGNF’s work,’ saying an ‘internal audit’ was commenced together with ‘tightening compliance operations and creating a new board to help steer to the organization to its next evolution.’
The Black Lives Matter organization went on justifying the fraudulent purchase saying ‘it was made to encourage Black creativity with the property a space for Black folks to share their gifts with the world and hone their crafts as we see it.’
BLM further defended the acquisition saying that it spent $3M of the raised fund in ‘Covid relief’ and ‘further $25 million dollars to black-led organization.’
‘We are embracing this moment as an opportunity for accountability, healing, truth-telling, and transparency. We understand the necessity of working intentionally to rebuild trust so we can continue forging a new path that sustains Black people for generations,’ the organization wrote.
The trail of tweets which now show its comments turned off concluded with BLM saying that they were ’embracing this moment as an opportunity for accountability, healing, truth-telling, and transparency’ and ‘working intentionally to rebuild trust.’