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Celebrities Like Usher And Jermaine Dupri Take Their Millions To Black Owned Banks

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With so much racism and ungrateful behavior going on towards African Americans, it’s time we take a stand and unite as one.

Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ video seemed to have awakened many Negro people, that ignores or simply don’t care. However, certain powerful black people are getting into Formation by pulling their hard earned money out of big corporation banks and transferring it to black owned banks. This will definitely get their attention, if not anything else. Sometimes you have to show folks that you mean business, literally.
There are a total of 21 African American banks for us to choose from and make a difference.

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These 21 banks have total assets of approximately $4.7 billion dollars. This is a measly 0.43 percent of the $1.1 trillion dollars of annual spending power of the African American community. That’s right, we have over a trillion dollars in spending annually, but only keep $4.7 billion dollars of this in Black Owned Banks.

Here is the full list of those banks below:

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ALAMERICA BANK

 

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Founded: January 28, 2000

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $35 404 000

 

BROADWAY FEDERAL BANK FSB

 

Location: Los Angeles, California

 

Founded: February 26, 1947

 

FDIC Region: San Francisco

 

Assets: $385 055 000

 

CAPITAL CITY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

 

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

 

Founded: October 3, 1994

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $294 572 000

 

CARVER STATE BANK

 

Location: Savannah, Georgia

 

Founded: January 1, 1927

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $41 573 000

 

CITIZENS TRUST BANK

 

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

 

Founded: June 18, 1921

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $392 286 000

 

CITY NB OF NEW JERSEY

 

Location: Newark, New Jersey

 

Founded: June 11, 1973

 

FDIC Region: New York

 

Assets: $340 301 000

 

COMMONWEALTH NATIONAL BANK

 

Location: Mobile, Alabama

 

Founded: February 19, 1976

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $63 244 000

 

COVENANT BANK

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois

 

Founded: June 20, 1977

 

FDIC Region: Chicago

 

Assets: $59 842 000

 

FIRST INDEPENDENCE BANK

 

Location: Detroit, Michigan

 

Founded: May 14, 1970

 

FDIC Region: Chicago

 

Assets: $215 924 000

 

FIRST STATE BANK

 

Location: Danville, Virginia

 

Founded: September 08, 1919

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $38 882 000

 

FIRST TUSKEGEE BANK

 

Location:Tuskegee, Alabama

 

Founded: October 11, 1991

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $63 127 000

 

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HIGHLAND COMMUNITY BANK

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois

 

Founded: November 09, 1970

 

FDIC Region: Chicago

 

Assets: $84 948 000

 

ILLINOIS SERVICE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois

 

Founded: January 01, 1934

 

FDIC Region: Chicago

 

Assets: $140 148 000

 

INDUSTRIAL BANK

 

Location: Washington, DC

 

Founded: August 18, 1934

 

FDIC Region: New York

 

Assets: $342 524 000

 

LIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

 

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Founded: November 16, 1972

 

FDIC Region: Dallas

 

Assets: $545 019 000

 

MECHANICS & FARMERS BANK

 

Location: Durham, North Carolina

 

Founded: March 01, 1908

 

FDIC Region: Atlanta

 

Assets: $304 809 000

 

NORTH MILWAUKEE STATE BANK

 

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Founded: February 12, 1971

 

FDIC Region: Chicago

 

Assets: $91 490 000

 

ONEUNITED BANK

 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

 

Founded: August 02, 1982

 

FDIC Region: New York

 

Assets: $590 624 000

 

SEAWAY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois

 

Founded: January 02, 1965

 

FDIC Region: Chicago

 

Assets: $573 168 000

 

UNITED BANK OF PHILADELPHIA

 

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Founded: March 23, 1992

 

FDIC Region: New York

 

Assets: $67 930 000

 

UNITY NB OF HOUSTON

 

Location: Houston, Texas

 

Founded: August 01, 1985

 

FDIC Region: Dallas

 

Assets: $68 125 000

 

Source: FDIC

 

Source: http://hbcumoney.com/2013/03/01/2013s-african-american-owned-bank-directory/

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Matt Damon Supports Diversity Protest In Hollywood

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Matt Damon says the movie business has “a long, long, long way to go” when it comes to diversity.

Hollywood must do “much, much, much more” to reflect the audiences who watch movies, the best actor nominee told The Associated Press on Saturday.

“We’re talking about huge systemic injustices around race and gender that are a lot bigger than the Oscars,” Damon said. “They’re massive issues in our industry and in our country.”

Diversity has dominated the conversation around the Academy Awards since last week’s nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees. On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced sweeping changes that include doubling its female and minority members by 2020.

Damon said the move is “a wonderful first step.”

“But that’s what it is,” he said. “A first step.”

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-w…port-diversity

We are happy that other non black A-list stars are able to see the favoritism that Hollywood has been doing for far too long. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Way to go Matt!

Come Again? Julie Delpy: “I Sometimes Wish I Were African American…”

It looks as if frustration over Hollywood’s diversity debate erupted over at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, as actress/writer, Julie Delpy expressed that she felt muzzled by the industry and added that there’s “nothing worse than being a woman in this business.”

Delpy, who was Oscar-nominated as a writer both for “Before Midnight” and “Before Sunset,” said that she said she has raised awareness over the issue of how few women were members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was shut down.

“Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” she told TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider. ”

It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.”
I’m just lost all the way around with this statement. How does her dilemma compare to the mistreatment of African Americans? People these days just seem to have no filter. The racial hatred, slavery and unjustified killings of black people is not to be taken lightly or compared with such foolishness. No ma’am Ms. Delpy, you can’t possibly wish such suffering. This idiotic quote may be a publicity stunt in order to bring more awareness to your beliefs but we are not pawns in your chest game and you should tread light from now on. This sort of silly behavior is one of the many reasons why this nation has and is so divided. No values or respect for other cultures!
For that unacceptable stunt, Julie, you are no doubt, the weakest link!!!

Tank’s Album Release Party In Hollywood

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Singer, Tank threw a lavish album release bash last night in Hollywood, CA.

The new album is titled: Sex, Love & Pain II. The event was crawling with his celebrity friends such as Floyd Mayweather and former TGT group mate, Tyrese Gibson.

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Tank popped bottles while everyone enjoyed his highly anticipated RnB album. The listening party was located at Feature Fridays LA inside of Playhouse Nightclub.

Source: Miss Diddy LA, The Brand Group LA

Idris Elba Shows His Cool DJ Skills At London Club

Talented actor Idris Elba came through and set the party on fire last night while DJing at London’s popular club The Arts Club in Mayfair.

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The DJ setup was extraordinary to say the least and the party goers loved nevery minute of it! Elba played an eclectic set list which featured the likes of Duke Dumont, Format:B and Cheryl Lynn and Drake.

Love Idris ❤️ #idriselba

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Many people were filled with envy after realizing they missed one of the most epic nights in history. This is one of the long list of reasons to adore Idris. 

Leonardo Dicaprio Generously Donates $3.4M To Indigenous Groups In Ecuadorian Amazon

Leonardo Dicaprio is without a doubt a young legend in the entertainment industry but we love most about the actor is he is a humanitarian.

Leo is very passionate about helping to save the forgotten lands and restore our original history. Every chance he gets, he never hesitates to expose the hidden agendas of corporations. The hollywood star is very much awake and puts his money where his mouth is.

Get into this informative article from Seek The Truth and discover how serious Dicaprio is about saving our planet below:

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  –  When Leonardo DiCaprio accepted his Golden Globe Award for Best Actor on January 10, he dedicated his award to the often ignored indigenous communities around the world. “And lastly, I want to share award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world,” he said. “It is time that we recognize your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them. It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations.” More than a week later, he has once again brought attention to indigenous communities. This week, it was revealed that DiCaprio donated $15 million for environmental projects, $3.4 million of which will go to the indigenous groups in the Ecuadorian Amazon who have been affected by petroleum extraction, according to El Universo. The money will specifically help the Cofanes, Secoyas, Sionas, and Huaoranis. The rest of the money will go to monitoring commercial fishing in Oceania, conservation of coral reefs in the Seychelles, promoting renewable energy in the United States, and protecting the rainforest from palmoil deforestation. “The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” DiCaprio said in a statement, People reports. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it. I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

Source: http://remezcla.com/culture/leonardo-dicaprio-donation-indigenous-groups-ecuador/