National group Black Lives Matters has a new executive to deal with its financial scandal: a woman who messed up her own finances.
Cicley Gay, 44, a nonprofit adviser and flack named president of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in April, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005, 2013 and 2016, according to federal court records.
His most recent filing, from August 2016, showed Gay had more than $120,000 in debt, including $55,000 in student loans — from his studies at Liberty University in Virginia and the University of Kansas — and over $18,000 for a Lincoln MKZ sedan lease. .
She also claimed to have $7,000 in medical bills and owed $8,000 to two Christian schools, records show.
The Atlanta-based consultant had to undergo court-mandated classes on managing her money, according to filings, and she took a class on Dec. 15, 2016.
But a Georgia federal judge denied Gay’s petition for protection in 2013 because she failed to pay the court’s administrative costs of $306.
And Gay said ‘No’ when asked if she registered a business within four years of filing for bankruptcy in 2016, the documents show – but Georgia state records show that in October 2015 , she founded The Amplifiers, a public relations and consulting firm.
Gay was able to get most of his debts “cancelled” in 2017, according to bankruptcy records, although it’s unclear on what terms.
Leader has spent more than 20 years advising nonprofits, she says LinkedIn Profilewho claims she is “competent in making grants” for charities.
His hiring comes as BLM faces the heat of its spending.
The organization’s latest federal tax return showed it splurged on luxury homes, buying two sprawling mansions, in Los Angeles and Toronto, for about $12 million in total, while doling out lots of money to family members of a co-founder.
The group currently has more than $43 million in assets, according to its fiscal 2020 filing, which covers July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
“No one expected the foundation to grow at this rate and scale,” Gay said in a statement earlier this month.
“Now we are taking the time to build an effective infrastructure to run the largest black, abolitionist philanthropic organization that has ever existed in the United States.”
Gay, who is one of three new board members, is also a partner in Atlanta-based consulting firm The Media Brand, which she incorporated with a partner in 2020, according to company records. State of Georgia.
She does not list the company on her LinkedIn page.
Gay, named one of Georgia’s 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2017, has worked for the NAACP legal and educational fund and The Amplifiers, among other companies, the page says. The amplifiers were “disbanded” on August 24, 2017, according to state records.
BLM did not respond to emails seeking comment.
“I’m so proud of the work I’ve done to support my kids and build a better life for them as a single mom,” Gay said in a written statement after The Post asked for comment.
“In addition to engaging in a thorough vetting process, the Foundation has recognized that I not only bring 20 years of deep professional experience in the nonprofit field to the board, but I also bring personal experiences that reflect those of the people we try to serve. This is the work of the foundation – to remove systemic barriers to a full life by providing the information, tools and support necessary for black people to thrive .