One of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Patrisse Cullors, is stepping down from her position as executive director of the activist organization shortly after reports suggested she was using her position to potentially self-deal funds from the charity.
“Cullors leaves BLMGNF in a strong position to support grassroots, art/culture work, and policy work that invests in the future of Black lives,” the BLM organization said in a statement.
Cullors, who openly claims she is a Marxist, will stay on the board until BLMGNF “finds a new permanent” team but is ultimately leaving to work on her new book and television deal. She said this isn’t the first time that she’s stepped back from the organization and that “it was always supposed to interim.” It is unclear if she will remain in her position as chairwoman of the Black Lives Matter PAC.
“With smart, experienced, and committed people supporting the organization during this transition, I