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Killer Mike launches Black-owned digital bank

Killer Mike launches Black-owned digital bank

Killer Mike launches Black-owned digital bank

Killer Mike launches Black-owned digital bank

Killer Mike hopes to break barriers present in the world of finance, by launching a digital bank for minorities. 

The businessman saw that there weren’t adequate banks owned by Blacks that were recognized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and hence, he chose to partner up with former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover, with the objective of establishing the first digital bank for Black and Latinx individuals and businesses.

The bank Greenwood has been named after one neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — which was previously known as the Black Wall Street — which was a home to several highest performing Black businesses in the U.S. In 1921, a white mob burned the area down.  

“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,” Glover said. “This is our time to take back control of our lives and our financial future. That is why we launched Greenwood, modern banking for the culture.”

The objective of Greenwood is to attract a wave of new customers by offering online courses related basic finances, a black metal debit card, low fees to start an account as well as a monthly $10,000 grant to a Black or Latinx small business owner, who leverages their services.

Several other typical features such as savings and checking accounts, Apple, Samsung and Google Pay, mobile checking deposits and access to several ATMs will be offered by the company.

The company is optimistic that it will help increase the entrepreneurial activity in Black and Latinx communities.

“The work that we did in the civil rights movement wasn’t just about being able to sit at the counter. It was also about being able to own the restaurant,” said Young. “We have the skills, talent and energy to compete anywhere in the world, but to grow the economy, it has to be based on the spirit of the universe and not the greed of the universe. Killer Mike, Ryan and I are launching Greenwood to continue this work of empowering Black and brown people to have economic opportunity.”

Starting next year, Greenwood will start offering its services, but it is accepting account applications right now. Each time a member registers with the bank, donations will be made to a food insecurity.

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Colin Kaepernick criticizes the NFL for blackballing Eric Reid

Colin Kaepernick criticizes the NFL for blackballing Eric Reid

Colin Kaepernick criticizes the NFL for blackballing Eric Reid

The police shooting of Jacob Blake has led to the NFL taking several steps to address the issues with the current system and seeking social justice reforms across the NFL. However, Colin Kaepernick is unsure about the efforts being genuine.

He claimed that the initiatives undertaken by the football league are propaganda and the former San Francisco 49er criticized them for expelling Eric Reid for his attempts to battle against systemic racism.

“While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for fighting for the Black community,” Kaepernick tweeted. “Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.”

It was Reid who was the first 49er to follow Kaepernick and kneel during the National Anthem as a way to protest police brutality. Even during Kaepernick’s absence, he continued to kneel and was unexpectedly released from the Carolina Panthers in March although he had a great record. Later, ESPN ranked Reid as the No. 7 free agent. Although every player ranked above him has been recruited, he still hasn’t found a new NFL team ready to play him.

After the shooting of George Floyd, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL apologized for refusing to listen to the concerns related to racial injustice. However, it was Blake’s shooting that led to actual action.

Prior to the NFL season, it was revealed that messages related to social justice will be sprawled across the end zones. Moreover, other initiatives have also been announced, such as enhancing relations between law enforcement and the community, and to close all their facilities on Election Day to ensure that their employees can vote.

Moreover, each of the teams have also revealed their plans for social justice and chose to stay in their locker rooms during national anthems.

While Kaepernick is still unsure about the NFL’s efforts, he appreciated LeBron James who played a pivotal role in the boycotts staged by the NBA.

“Four years ago on August 14, 2016, I began protesting against systemic racism and social injustice,” Kaepernick penned to James. “Truth is what I sought. Solidarity is what you showed me. Love is what moves us forward. Thank you for staying true.”

Look below for Kaepernick’s post about the NFL blackballing Reid.

While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for fighting for the Black community. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.

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Apple Announces Apple Music Radio

Apple Announces Apple Music Radio

Apple Announces Apple Music Radio

Today, Apple announced two new live global radio offerings on Apple music which fans from 165 countries can now stream. Starting today, the flagship global radio station- Beats 1- is going to be called Apple Music 1, and two new radio stations will be integrated. To celebrate fans’ favorite songs from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, Apple Music Hits has been launched and Apple Music Country will feature country music.

Since the launch of Apple Music in 2015, Beats 1 has evolved into a radio station that is one among the most-listened-to in the world, as it continues to stream in-depth interviews with artists, global exclusives and premieres that are higher than any other platform, as well as unique programming which tends to generate moments that make the news every year. Beats 1, since its launch, has maintained great relationship with musicians and encouraged human creation and discovery – which is an approach that the three stations will carry forward.

“For the past five years, if ever there was a meaningful moment in music culture, Beats 1 was there bringing human curation to the forefront and drawing in listeners with exclusive shows from some of the most innovative, respected, and beloved people in music,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music, Beats, and International Content. “Now, Apple Music radio provides an unparalleled global platform for artists across all genres to talk about, create, and share music with their fans, and this is just the beginning. We will continue to invest in live radio and create opportunities for listeners around the world to connect with the music they love.”

Apple Music 1, which has high-tech studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London, is always at the center of conversation pertaining to pop culture as well as artist-led programming, and is also the destination for artists across the world, where they release new music, break news, and talk to their admirers. Spearheaded by cornerstone presenters Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, Brooke Reese, Dotty, Hanuman Welch, Matt Wilkinson, Nadeska, Rebecca Judd, and Travis Mills, and Apple Music 1 offers several shows from several popular musicians like Action Bronson, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Joe Kay, Lil Wayne, Frank Ocean, Vince Staples, and The Weeknd, coupled with latest shows from Aitch, Kerwin Frost, HAIM, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Travis Scott, Young M.A, and many more.

Moreover, several shows meant to celebrate Latin music from across the world is also featured on Apple Music 1, which includes a new show from J Balvin and listener favorites “¡Dale Play! with Sandra Peña” and “La Fórmula Radio with El Guru.” It also features best African music and artists via “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy.”

“Apple Music is home – it’s home to artists, it’s home to fans, and it’s home to incredible music,” said Zane Lowe, Apple Music’s global creative director and host. “I’m an obsessive music nerd. I love searching for the most exciting new artists and playing them right alongside the most essential, established artists of our time, because great music does not know the difference and Apple Music fans just want to hear great music. That’s what Apple Music radio is all about.”

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