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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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/

K. Michelle Drops New Single-Not A Little Bit (Music)

Memphis superstar, K. Michelle surprised us all when she unexpectedly dropped a brand new single titled ‘Not A Little Bit’, giving her fans the great RnB they’ve been missing. Take a trip in K’s world while you listen to the new song below…

Not only did K. Michelle give a taste of her new album to come but her highly anticipated reality show, K. Michelle: My Life premieres Monday, January 25, at 9:30/8:30C PM on VH1.

The singer teased us with a clip of the show that kept us wanting more. In the clip you will see her good friend, Safaree Samuels, ex-fiance of Nicki Minaj. The two seems to have great chemistry on camera, however, the two have confirmed, there is no romance involved. One could only hope!

 

Good luck to them both!

Throwback Special: Rosie Perez And Tupac Story

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– Explain the picture of you and #Tupac .”
Rosie: ” Everyone thought that we were having sex…and weren’t. What had happen was is that I was supposed to go the Soul Train Music awards with this other guy in the music industry don’t ask who, he stood me up! He stood me up 15 minutes before we were supposed to leave and Tupac..we were friends and he called me up he was like “wassup?” and I was crying and he said ” Yo, forget that muthafucka.”, and he said let’s go up there, i’ll be your date.” and I said what? and he goes ” He’s gonna be so jealous of me and you.” and everything and I said “yeah?” and he goes “plus I want you to hook me up with #Madonna .” We were in the limousine me, Tupac and my best friend Julie and we were sitting there smoking and I look at Pac and he looks at me and I go “Are we supposed to kiss or something?” and he said no, because you’re the type of girl that someone marries.” “and we got out of the limo and I was soo stoned and I was so scared and everything and he’s like “Don’t worry, I got you and that’s the moment in the picture of him holding my hand. (thefreerootsproject)

R. Kelly Opens Up About, Aaliyah, Bill Cosby And Being Molested In The Past

After dramatically walking off set during a recent interview, one could be forgiven for assuming R. Kelly isn’t interesting in tackling tricky topics.

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However, in a dramatic chat with GQ (presumably to promote new album ‘The Buffet)’, R&B’s Pied Piper sounds off on a number of controversial topics. Including, but not limited to, the Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal, his own childhood abuse, and Aaliyah.The quotes below are likely to shock…

On Being Abused As A Child By A Female Relative:
“[It happened] every other day, every other week” for multiple years growing up: As far as I can remember, about [age] 7 or 8 to maybe 14, 15. Something like that.At first, I couldn’t judge it. I remember it feeling weird. I remember feeling ashamed. I remember closing my eyes or keeping my hands over my eyes. I remember those things, but couldn’t judge it one way or the other fully.” [Over time, as I got older] I remember actually, after a couple of years, looking forward to it sometimes. You know, acting like I didn’t, but did… It teaches you to definitely be sexual earlier than you should have, than you’re supposed to. You know, no different than putting a loaded gun in a kid’s hand––he gonna grow up being a shooter, probably. I think it affects you tremendously when that happens at an early age. As I’m older, I’ve only learned to forgive it. Was it wrong? Absolutely. But it’s a family member that I love so I would definitely say no to that one. To be honest, even if my mom, I saw her kill somebody, I’m not gonna say, ‘Well, yeah, she definitely should go to jail.’ It’s just something I wouldn’t do.[Editor’s note:Part of Kelly’s forgiveness comes from his belief that the abuse stemmed from “a generational curse, so to speak, going down through the family. Not just started with her doing that to me.”

On Bill Cosby Allegations:
“Well, my opinion on that is, I don’t know what happened. I’m a fan of Bill Cosby’s from the Bill Cosby show, of course––who’s not?––and for me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago. And when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, 19, there’s something strange about it… If God showed me that they were telling the truth, I would say that’s wrong. I don’t care if it was a zillion years ago. But God would have to do that, because God is the only one can show me that. No man can tell me that. No woman can tell me that. And when you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it’s strange. You know why I say that is because it happened to me, and it wasn’t true.”

On Aaliyah:
Kelly speaks at length about his relationship with Aaliyah but when pressed further to talk about their alleged marriage he simply responds, “I did the best I could by writing my book and putting it out there for whoever wants to read about Robert.” (As the interviewer Chris Heath notes: Aaliyah is not mentioned in R. Kelly’s book).

On Being Found Not Guilty:
Regarding the June 2002 trial in which Kelly was indicted for making child pornography (a jury found him not guilty), Kelly gets upset: “When a person is found not guilty, they’re found not guilty. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a murder case, it doesn’t matter what case it is, when they’re found not guilty, they’re not guilty. And I think that a lot of haters out there wanted to see me go down.” So when asked, point blank, if that was him in the video for which he was on trial for child pornography, Kelly pauses. “Because of my lawyers, to this day I cannot have those kind of conversations. Being advised by my lawyers in this.” Even though the trial period is over…. Heath pushes. “Because they could come back to haunt me,” says Kelly. “Things could come back and they can just restart all over again. And I have to protect myself.” {Source}

Read more: http://thatgrapejuice.net/2016/01/ke…#ixzz3xnaPEwZw

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