BLM Cut Massive Checks for Co-Founder’s Brother, Father of Her Child

Black Lives Matter paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the brother of the group’s co-founder and the father of her child, according to the group’s 2020 tax filing.

BLM paid almost $970,000 to Trap Heals, LLC run by Damon Turner, for the 2020 tax year, according to the group’s IRS Form 990. Turner is the father of Patrisse Cullors’ child.


An additional $840,993 for “professional security services” was paid to Cullors Protection, LLC, according to the form. Cullors Protection is run by Paul Cullors, Patrisse’s brother.

Patrisse Cullors’ brother is one of BLM’s two highest-paid employees, the group revealed in a new filing.

BLM’s Form 990, which is due today, should reveal how much Paul Cullors received for serving as BLM’s head of security. 

BLM also paid $2.1 Million to Bowers Consulting Firm, which was founded and managed by run by the group’s board secretary Shalomyah Bowers, according to the filing.

The group accumulated more than $79.6 millions in revenue during the tax period covered by the tax filing. They also reported approximately $37.7million in expenses, leaving $41.9 million as net assets, according the tax filing. The tax form revealed that Cullors didn’t receive any salary or payments.

Cullors resigned from the organization in 2021 after the purchase of four homes across the country totaling $3.2 million was reported by the New York Post. Facebook prohibited sharing the New York Post article, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation that sharing the article violated their community standards.

The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted BLM but they did not respond.

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