Jun 11, 2021
Following Financial Scandals, Resignation From BLM, Patrisse Cullors Invited To Give UCLA Commencement Speech
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Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the commencement speech at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Luskin School of Public Affairs virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, the school announced.
The UCLA commencement announcement published June 1 put Cullors’ name in the release’s title above other commencement speakers such as Democratic California Rep.Ted Lieu. Cullors has described herself as a “trained Marxist,” despite making enough money to amass millions in real estate. The university made no mention of activities such as funneling BLM funds towards the father of her only child that ultimately seem to have precipitated her resignation from BLM.
Patrisse Cullors will give the commencement speech at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs. @UCLA: “We do not condone racism, anti-Semitism or any form of bias”.
But by inviting her, you DO!
First Harvard, now UCLA. @benshapiro @simonwiesenthal @StopAntisemites @RozRothstein pic.twitter.com/ivjbkWgaF5
— Shahar Azani (@ShaharAzani) June 11, 2021
Cullors has bought four homes since 2016 costing a grand total of $3.2 million, according to the New York Post. The most recent purchase was a $1.4 million home in Los Angeles’ Topanga Canyon neighborhood, and used a corporate entity under her control to make the purchase, celebrity real estate blog Dirt claimed. (RELATED: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Compared Book Written By Her ‘Mentor’ To Mao Zedong’s ‘Little Red Book’)
Cullors owns two other homes in the Los Angeles area, the New York Post reported. The first is a $510,000 home in Inglewood that she purchased in 2016, and the other a $590,000 home purchased in 2018. Cullors also owns a $450,000 home near Atlanta, Georgia, according to the New York Post.
The revelations caused some activists to call for an audit of BLM to find out exactly where the organization’s money is going.
The Daily Caller News Foundation also reported Cullors made more than $20,000 a month as chairwoman of Reform LA Jails in 2019. Reform LA Jails paid Cullor’s consulting firm, Janaya and Patrisse Consulting, nearly $200,000 in 2019 alone. That same year, Reform LA Jails doled out $26,000 at luxurious Malibu beach resorts for “meetings,” the DCNF reported. The group also hosted a day party at actress Jane Fonda’s house, which featured live music and local artists.
During the 2020 presidential election, Black Lives Matter PAC — led by Cullors at the time — hosted an election coverage live stream on her personal YouTube channel. Black Lives Matter PAC paid nearly $150,000 to Trap Heals, an art company run by the father of Cullors’ child, for a live-stream hampered with technical issues.
Industry experts reportedly said the Black Lives Matter PAC was “severely overcharged” for the live stream.
Subsequent reporting from the DCNF revealed that Cullors also funneled business to Trap Heals from at least two other organizations that Cullors founded or headed. From 2018 to 2020, Trap Heals made almost $250,000 off of business with Cullors’ organizations.
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Matthew McConaughey Reveals He Didnt Plan His Famous 2014 Oscars Speech
Matthew McConaughey didn’t plan his famous 2014 speech at the Oscars.
The legendary actor gave one of the best Oscars speeches in the history of cinema after winning an Academy Award for “Dallas Buyers Club.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The speech transcended cinema, and really spoke to people about just grinding through life the best way you can.
During an interview with BroBible’s “Endless Hustle” podcast, McConaughey revealed that the entire thing was given off the cuff.
Yes, you read that correctly. The greatest speech in the past several decades of the award show wasn’t planned at all.
You can watch McConaughey break it all down below.
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Another day goes by, and another classic McConaughey story floats out into the world. He knew who he wanted to thank, the basic message and that was about it.
From there, he just went out, gripped it and ripped it. The result? A speech that is every bit as inspiring and chilling today as it was back then.
At this point, literally nothing surprises me about McConaughey. Nothing at all. He’s the most relaxed and chill guy out there, and at the same time, he just goes out and crushes it on a regular basis. Never change, McConaughey. Never change!