Solange Knowles Made a Major Life Change to Support #BlackLivesMatter

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22:  Solange Knowles attends a private dinner hosted by Michael Kors to celebrate the new Regent Street Flagship store opening at The River Cafe on June 22, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Solange Knowles Made a Major Life Change to Support #BlackLivesMatter

She's literally putting her money where her mouth is.

Published July 13, 2016

Solange Knowles made an exciting announcement this week that will have a huge impact on the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The 30-year-old singer and style icon took to Instagram to say that she is on her way to becoming a member of a Black-owned bank and that's where she'll invest her money.

"While I realize this is a very personal decision and thing to share, I'm proud to say I made that step today," she told her 1.4 million followers. "Time to literally put my money where my mouth is."

In her post, Knowles included an HBCU Money article that included a list of 21 Black-owned banks that control approximately $4.7 billion in assets, presumably to help point her followers in the right direction if they should want to follow suit.

Knowles is surely not the first Black celebrity to invest in Black-owned banks. In February, Usher, Killer Mike and Jermaine Dupri joined the Atlanta-based Citizens Trust Bank, encouraging fans to support Black-owned institutions and businesses as well.

Usher told RollingOut, "We're here supporting Citizens Trust as a Black bank, but it also stands for the supports of all the Black businesses that they support. It's all about supporting our own."

Looks like Solange took those words to heart.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

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