During an interview with Hot 107.9, Mike encouraged everyone to tackle the problem with the almighty dollar and it seems to be working. At the Atlanta based Citizens Trust Bank, at least 8,000 accounts were opened in the past 5 days. With a new account having a minimum requirement of $100 to open, that’s about $800,000 that has been moved into a Black owned banking establishment. This figure doesn’t include the possibility that any of these 8,000 people deposited more than $100. The CEO of Citizens shouted out Killer Mike from the bank’s twitter account.
— Citizens Trust Bank (@CTBank) July 8, 2016
Back in February, Killer Mike hosted an event encouraging Black people to open accounts at Citizen’s Trust Bank. Usher, Big K.R.I.T., and Jermaine Dupri joined the rapper then to raise awareness. With more than 20 black-owned banks in America, this could turn into a major key for the Black community.