In light of the recent high profile murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the long list of Blacks who have been profiled, harassed and/or murdered by police, Black people have taken to social media and the streets demanding change. Boycotts of major corporations are being initiated and a movement to support Black owned businesses and banks is growing.
Citizens Trust Bank in Georgia and Alabama is feeling the results of this movement already. The bank posted the following on its Instagram account yesterday:
Let’s keep this movement going! Find a Black Owned Bank in your area and open an account. If you can’t find a physical bank close to you, there are many Black Owned Banks that offer online services. Here is a list of Black Owned Banks in the US: