BLM sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion
Black Lives Matter transferred millions to a Canadian charity run
by the wife of its co-founder to purchase a sprawling mansion that
had once served as the headquarters of the Communist Party,
public records show.
M4BJ, a Toronto-based non-profit set up by Janaya Khan and other
Canadian activists, snagged the 10,000 square foot historic property
for the equivalent of $6.3 million in cash in July 2021, according
to Toronto property records viewed by The Post
Khan is the wife of Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-founder of Black
Lives Matter Global Foundation Network and a self-avowed Marxist.
She resigned from the group last year, a month after The Post
revealed that she had spent $3.2 million on homes in Georgia and Los
Angeles. Khan-Cullors vigorously denied that BLM donations were
used to buy the homes.
The purchase of the Toronto property, named the Wildseed Centre for
Art and Activism, came to light amid mounting concerns over the US
activist groups lack of transparency in its finances.
n Canada, the purchase was criticized by two senior members of the
group who resigned earlier this month over the buildings funding.
For BLM Canada to take money from BLM Global Network for
a building without consulting the community was unethical, tweeted
Sarah Jama earlier this month. For BLM Canada to refuse to answer
questions from young black organizers goes against the spirit of
The questions were raised as BLMGNF is going through its own
internal turmoil as two activists who were put in place to manage
the organization after Khan-Cullors resignation, abruptly left in
September, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.
Makani Themba and Monifa Bandele told the newspaper that they
didnt know who was managing the groups more than $66 million
windfall from Thousand Currents, a non-profit that managed its
Thousand Currents transferred the cash to BLMGNF in Oct. 2020
when it broke with the group, according to public filings.
Unfortunately, this appears to be an epic abuse of public trust in
which an entire movements resources are being squandered on the
whims and financial mismanagement of one person and their inner
circle of friends and family, said Tom Anderson, director of the
Government Integrity Project of the National and Legal Policy
Center, a Virginia-based watchdog group.