You can now add Solange’s name to the growing list of entertainers who are supporting black-owned financial institutions.
On Sunday, the 30-year-old singer announced on Instagram that she has taken the necessary steps 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.”
In her post, Solange included a 2013 HBCU Money article that included a 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.”