*When rapper/activist/politiocal commentator Killer Mike speaks, people usually stop and listen ’cause more times than not the brother spits some serious knowledge. That’s what happened the other day (07-07-16) when he sat down with Mz Shyneka at Atlanta’s HOT 107.9 radio. He gave an energized call-to-action for Black people after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Over the course of the 14-minute interview, Killer Mike says that black people should stop voting and take their money out of white-owned banks to create real change in Atlanta and the nation.
At the beginning of the video, Killer Mike gives the APD props. He believes the Atlanta Police Department can show other departments around the nation how to police black citizens.
“Fifteen miles outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I’m afraid I will be murdered,” he says in the video. “People living in Atlanta owe the rest of the country our outrage.”
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Mike goes on to say that if you want to make a change, you should first begin to support your own communities and black owned banks like Atlanta’s Citizens Trust.
What are we prepared to do? Are you going to take $100 out of your account? You don’t have to take all of your money out.
We need 1 million people in Atlanta to take $100 out of their existing account and put $100 in a Citizens Trust account. Let $100 million dollars move into that.
Of that $100 million dollars promise $15 to $18,000 loans to businesses and small homes.
Killer Mike reminds people to be mindful that change won’t occur overnight, “but if we make a few conscious choices about how and where we spend our money in our communities, there could be an economic impact that will spark change on a national level.”