Yesterday [Monday, February 1] Killer Mike, Polo the Don and Usher kicked off Black History in the most impacting way.

The three men walked into a Black-owned bank and opened up accounts in a effort to show support in the community. In a petition for others to do the same, Killer Mike took to his Instagram page with a call to action for others in the community to find a local Black owned bank and open an account.

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Mike’s request was heard loud and clear by several of Atlanta’s biggest stars in Atlanta’s entertainment community and they all joined forces to open accounts at Atlanta’s minority owned Citizens Trust Bank. Jermaine Dupri, Big KRIT soon joined in the cause to strengthen the economic system of the Black community.

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Dupri and Usher took to their Instagrams and shared the following video alongside Killer Mike and Usher after they all opened accounts.

Currently there are 21 Black owned banks in America, with assets totaling approximately $4.7 billion or approximately 0.43 percent of African American’s $1.1 trillion in buying power. In 1994, there were 54 African American owned banks according to the FDIC. Now, there are 21.

Salute to Killer Mike, Usher and Jermaine Dupri for starting the movement. Below are a list of Black owned banks across the country to participate in your area.

ALAMERICA BANK
http://www.alamericabank.com/
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Founded: January 28, 2000
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $35 404 000

BROADWAY FEDERAL BANK FSB
http://www.broadwayfederalbank.com/
Location: Los Angeles, California | Inglewood, CA
Founded: February 26, 1947
FDIC Region: San Francisco
Assets: $385 055 000

CAPITAL CITY BANK & TRUST COMPANY
http://www.capitolcitybank-atl.com/
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Founded: October 3, 1994
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $294 572 000

CARVER STATE BANK
www.carverstatebank.com
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Founded: January 1, 1927
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $41 573 000

CITIZENS TRUST BANK
http://www.carverstatebank.com/
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Founded: June 18, 1921
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $392 286 000

CITY NB OF NEW JERSEY
https://www.citynatbank.com/
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Founded: June 11, 1973
FDIC Region: New York
Assets: $340 301 000

COMMONWEALTH NATIONAL BANK
http://www.ecommonwealthbank.com/
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Founded: February 19, 1976
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $63 244 000

COVENANT BANK
http://covenant-bank.com/
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Founded: June 20, 1977
FDIC Region: Chicago
Assets: $59 842 000

FIRST INDEPENDENCE BANK
http://www.firstindependence.com/
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Founded: May 14, 1970
FDIC Region: Chicago
Assets: $215 924 000
FIRST STATE BANK

http://www.efirststatebank.com/
Location: Danville, Virginia
Founded: September 08, 1919
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $38 882 000

FIRST TUSKEGEE BANK
https://www.firsttuskegeebank.com/
Location:Tuskegee, Alabama
Founded: October 11, 1991
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $63 127 000

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION (Formerly, GATEWAY BANK – St. Louis)
https://www.stlouiscommunity.com/

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY BANK
http://highlandcommunitybankchicago.com/index.php
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Founded: November 09, 1970
FDIC Region: Chicago
Assets: $84 948 000

ILLINOIS SERVICE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN
http://www.isfbank.com/
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Founded: January 01, 1934
FDIC Region: Chicago
Assets: $140 148 000

INDUSTRIAL BANK
http://www.industrial-bank.com/
Location: Washington, DC
Founded: August 18, 1934
FDIC Region: New York
Assets: $342 524 000

LIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY
http://www.libertybank.net/
Liberty, one of the nation’s largest African-American-owned banks, has 20 branches in four states, including locations in Mississippi and Texas. The Douglass National deal raises Liberty’s asset base to $373 million.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Founded: November 16, 1972
FDIC Region: Dallas
Assets: $545 019 000

MECHANICS & FARMERS BANK
https://www.mfbonline.com/main/index2.html
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Founded: March 01, 1908
FDIC Region: Atlanta
Assets: $304 809 000

NORTH MILWAUKEE STATE BANK
https://nmsbank.com/
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Founded: February 12, 1971
FDIC Region: Chicago
Assets: $91 490 000

ONEUNITED BANK
https://www.oneunited.com/
Founded: August 02, 1982
FDIC Region: New York
Assets: $590 624 000

SEAWAY BANK & TRUST COMPANY
http://www.seawaybank.us/
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Founded: January 02, 1965

FDIC Region: Chicago
Assets: $573 168 000

UNITED BANK OF PHILADELPHIA
http://www.ubphila.com/
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founded: March 23, 1992
FDIC Region: New York
Assets: $67 930 000

UNITY NB OF HOUSTON
http://www.unitybanktexas.com/
Location: Houston, Texas
Founded: August 01, 1985
FDIC Region: Dallas
Assets: $68 125 000
Source: FDIC

TriState Bank of Memphis Tenessee
http://www.tristatebank.com/

 

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