Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike has launched a digital bank for Black and Latinx people in the United States.
The rapper has been outspoken in the need to uplift minority communities across the United States, and this new banking venture is in line with his thinking.
It is called Greenwood, and the digital banking service is named in honour of the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma – once regarded as 'Black Wall Street' due to its prosperity.
The venture is launched in collaboration with former Atlanta mayor Andrew J. Young and Bounce TV boss Ryan Glover, offering a completely new financial platform.
Killer Mike comments: "Today, a dollar circulates for 20 days in the white community but only six hours in the Black community. Moreover, a Black person is twice as likely as a white person to be denied a mortgage. This lack of fairness in the financial system is why we created Greenwood."
Bounce TV's Ryan Glover added: "It’s no secret that traditional banks have failed the Black and Latinx community. We needed to create a new financial platform that understands our history and our needs going forward, a banking platform built by us and for us, a platform that helps us build a stronger future for our communities. This is our time to take back control of our lives and our financial future."
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