Citizens Trust Bank
“Nothing move but the money!” – Mic Geronimo
Following the tragic police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, many celebrities and influencers encouraged African Americans to flex their economic power by supporting black-owned businesses.
In just five days, 8,000 people have opened new accounts with Atlanta’s historic Citizens Trust Bank. At $100 an account – that’s almost $1 million dollars!
Rapper Killer Mike took to social media and posed the question, “So are we mad enough to support black businesses and invest back into our own communities yet?”
Mike went on to say, “Plot. Plan. Strategize. Organize & Mobilize. This is where our power is. Our ability to organize can & will be our greatest tool for achieving true freedom. ✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?. #AllPowerToThePeople. Love y’all & be aware out there.”
Jay Bailey, chairman of the Citizen Trust Bank Next Generation Advisory Board, said, “It’s a tremendous propel forward for the bank and the future of the bank and bringing new relevance to a bank that’s been here for 95 years. And, it’s a statement about what the next 95 years will look like.”
“Rallies are great and they’re necessary. Protesting is great and it’s necessary but what will sustain and grow from here is our dollar and galvanizing our dollar,” Bailey said.