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AFRICANGLOBE - As of Wednesday, a full-time employee will advocate for Black residents in the city of Marion Barry, Duke Ellington and Charles Drew — a “Chocolate City” where Blacks made up 70 percent of the population a generation ago but now no longer represent a majority.
AFRICANGLOBE - When it opened, Industrial Bank was Washington’s only Black-owned bank. Jesse Mitchell, a 1907 Howard University Law School grad, started Industrial Bank of Washington in 1934. A range of Black investors – including individuals, churches, and service-oriented organizations – rallied around the effort.