Solange has added her name to the growing list of entertainers supporting black owned financial institutions. The 30-year-old singer recently announced her decision to become a member of a black owned bank.

“While I realize this is a very personal decision and thing to share, I’m proud to say I made that step today,” she posted to her 1.4 million followers. “Time to literally put my money where my mouth is.”


Solange linked to a 2013 HBCU Money list of 21 black-owned banks with approximately $4.7 billion in assets.

In February, Usher, Killer Mike and Jermaine Dupri joined Atlanta-based Citizens Trust Bank and encouraged fans to support black-owned financial institutions and businesses.

“Empowerment starts with ownership,” Usher explained at the time to RollingOut.com. “We’re here supporting Citizens Trust Bank as a Black bank, but it also stands for the support of all the Black businesses that they support. Its all about supporting our own.”

Would you make a conscious effort to support black owned financial institutions?

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