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Solange Shares Her Decision To Join Black-Owned Bank

"Time to literally put my money where my mouth is," she wrote on Instagram.
Solange is literally putting her money where her mouth is.
Solange is literally putting her money where her mouth is.

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.”

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