As her activist profile rose and demonstrations erupted throughout the U.S., Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the Black Lives Matter movement co-founders and an “educated Marxist,” is said to have purchased four homes over the last few years.
According to a report, the self-described Marxist bought a $1.4 million home on a secluded road near Malibu in Los Angeles last month. The 2,370 square-foot home has canyon views and “soaring ceilings, skylights, and plenty of screens.” Public records also showed that Khan-Cullors owns three homes in the Los Angeles area, including the homestead in Topanga Canyon with two houses on a quarter acre.
Khan-Cullors began her buying spree in Los Angeles in 2016, only a few years after the civil rights campaign she launched with fellow activists Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi from a hashtag — #blacklivesmatter — gained momentum around the world.
She paid $510,000 for a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Inglewood that year. It now has a market value of nearly $800,000. Last year, Khan-Cullors added her spouse, a co-founder of the Black Lives Movement in Canada, to a family trust deed. In 2016, the pair tied the knot.
Khan-Cullors bought a four-bedroom house in South Los Angeles, a multi-ethnic neighborhood, two years later, in 2018. According to public records, Khan-Cullors paid $590,000 for the 1,725 square-foot home, but its value has since risen to $720,000.
Khan-Cullors and her spouse Janaya Khan traveled to Georgia last year to buy their fourth home, a 3.2-acre “custom ranch” in Conyers with a private airplane hangar and a studio apartment above it, as well as access to a 2,500-foot “paved/grass” community runway that can accommodate small planes.
According to public records cited by “Dirt,” the real estate blog that first recorded the March 30 transaction, three of the homes were purchased in Khan-Cullors’ name, and the Topanga Canyon property was purchased through a limited liability corporation that she owns.
Her latest 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.
Revealed by a real estate who did not want to be named, the couple were spotted in the Bahamas last year searching for a unit at the Albany, an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes.
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.