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Detroit-Based First Independence Bank's Expansion Leads To Minnesota's First Black-Owned Bank

Minnesota just got its first Black-owned bank, and it’s nestled in the twin cities. Specifically located in Minneapolis, Detroit-based First Independence Bank opened its first location outside of Michigan and the new site is the first of two that will be in Minneapolis.

May 5, 2022

Hill Harper And Dr. Bernice A. King Join The National Black Bank Foundation's Board Of Directors

The National Black Bank Foundation (NBBF) is adding some heavy hitters to its board. According to Business Wire , NBBF is a racial justice nonprofit committed to ensuring the communities of color have access to capital in order to build wealth through the Black banking sector. Just last week the board appointed King Center CEO Dr. Bernice A. King and actor Hill Harper to its board of dynamic leaders. Harper and King will join a board of directors that includes ESPN analyst and Super Bowl XLIII winner Ryan Clark, National Bankers Association Chairman Robert James II, Aspen Institute Fellow Yolanda Daniel, and founder and CEO of Calliope Advisors Lauren McCann. “Black banks help Black families escape the continuum of poverty by building real wealth , which is why the work of uplifting these community anchors is so urgent,” said NBBF Board Chair and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. “We’re deeply honored that Dr. King and Hill have invested themselves in our mission.” Today there are...

May 20, 2021