Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, has recently bought a $1.4 million compound in Topanga Canyon, an affluent and secluded Bohemian suburb in Los Angeles County, about 48 minutes outside of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes from Malibu. Less than two percent of the population that live in Topanga are black.
Cullors, 37, is the founder of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which she first used in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin. In 2018, she published “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, she also signed a contract with Warner Bros. TV last fall to produce original content that elevates Black voices on streaming platforms and conventional TV channels.
Her new property is a quarter-acre in size and has several structures. One of the houses has three bedrooms and a bathroom, while the other, a guest house, has one bedroom and one bathroom and is used as a guest house. A kitchenette and a private entrance are included in the guest house. Bamboo floors and a big, open-space living room can be found in the main house. A cabin ideal for an office or studio can be found beyond the small patio in the backyard.
According to Zillow, the average price of a home in Topanga is $1,419,592. In 2018, White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.88%), White (Hispanic) (5.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.64%) was the top five ethnic groups in Topanga, CA.
According to the BLM website, the organization was created in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It now has a national network of more than 40 chapters with a mission to “eradicate white supremacy and develop local power to intervene in violence perpetrated on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
“It’s a strategy that the Panthers began halfway through their movement,” said Cullors about The Black Panthers—a group that was influenced by Marxism. “I think we need to do that.”
Last year, Black Lives Matter received $90 million in contributions, according to the organization.
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors told the AP that the foundation is focused on a “need to reinvest into Black communities.”
“One of our biggest goals this year is taking the dollars we were able to raise in 2020 and building out the institution we’ve been trying to build for the last seven and a half years,” she said in an interview.