OneUnited Bank Press Releases

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Suzan McDowell
Circle of One Marketing
305-576-3790
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Press Release Archive

OneUnited Bank Offers New First Time Home Buyers Program July, 2012 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches New Economy Boost Programs and National Ad Campaign May, 2012 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Sponsors 2nd Annual I Got Bank! Essay Contest to Promote Financial Literacy for Youth February, 2012 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Receives $500,000 Bank Enterprise Award and Launches The Economy Boost Program December, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Teri Williams, Author of I Got Bank, President and Chief Operating Officer of OneUnited Bank, Signs Her Book and Gives Away 50 Books at A Nubian Notion Bookstore
November, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Teri Williams, Author of I Got Bank, Signs and Exchanges Her Book at the OneUnited Compton Branch in California September, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Teri Williams, President and Chief Operating Office of OneUnited Bank, Signs Her Book and Gives Away 100 Books at the Grove Hall Branch in Dorchester
September, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces Financial Literacy Essay Contest Winners August, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Receives $285,000 Bank Enterprise Award From The U.S. Department Of Treasury In Recognition Of Its Community Development Lending
June, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank's Financial Literacy for Youth Reaches Milestones, Partners with Operation Hope, Jump$tart Coalition and ALERTA May 16, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Chairman & CEO Kevin Cohee Announces New Directors for OneUnited Bank April 28, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams to Appear on WCVB-TV's CityLine Sunday, February 20 at Noon February 18, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces New Home Loans Programs For Urban Communities February 8, 2010 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches OneCommunity Employee Volunteer Program with the Goal of 1,000 Volunteer Hours April 14, 2009 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Unity Gold E-Savings Account Endorsed By BlackElectorate.com Black Bank Initiative July 23, 2008 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches Summer School: Free Financial Literacy Workshops July 9, 2008 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Cited By Money Magazine For Its High Rate Internet Savings Account January 22, 2008 | [ PDF ]
Cooper Elected Chairman of NBA October 25, 2007 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches New Ad Campaign Highlighting Women August 13, 2007 | [ PDF ]
Black-Owned OneUnited Bank Opens New Location in Heart of Boston's Black Community May 30, 2007 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank CEO Kevin Cohee receives Recycling Black Dollars' 2006 Distinguished President's Award November 16, 2006 | [ PDF ]
Rodrick Kemp Promoted to Business Development Officer at OneUnited Bank November 1, 2006 | [ PDF ]
Sheri Brewer Promoted to Chief Retail Officer/Senior VP at OneUnited Bank September 18, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces Winners of the "Covenant Celebration and Conversation Weekend" Held in Partnership With the Covenant Tour
August 23, 2006 | [ PDF ]
U.S. Department of Treasury Recognizes OneUnited Bank for Outstanding Lending Practices in Community Development August 10, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Appoints Teri Williams President July 11, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces Sponsors National "Covenant With Black America" Tour As It Hits Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love May 8, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces National Sponsorship of "Covenant With Black America" Tour to with Tavis Smiley April 17, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Brings National "Covenant With Black America" Tour to South Florida March 31, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank, First Black-Owned Internet Bank, Increases Internet Savings Rate to 4.25% APY, Highest In Nation March 16, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Strives to Make History On the Web February 26, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Becomes First Black-Owned Internet Bank in America February 21, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Financed New Commercial Development in Grove Hall, Boston January 23, 2005 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces New Mortgage Program And Advertising Campaign Targeting Urban Communities September 27, 2005 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Completes Largest Debt Offering By African-American Bank To African-American Developer May 2, 2005 | [ PDF ]

OneUnited Bank, America’s Largest Black Owned Bank, Supports Blackout Day 2020

Recognizes Power of $1.2 Trillion in Black Annual Spending

Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2020 – OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, is proud to support #BlackOutDay2020, a national financial movement happening on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The movement recognizes the need for economic solidarity and requests that not one Black person in America spend a dollar outside of black owned businesses on July 7th.

In 2016, the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack Movement began with a simple text and call to action from Killer Mike to Black America to move its money to Black owned banks. Since that time, while corporate America remained silent, OneUnited Bank actively supported social justice movements including #BlackLivesMatter, #TakeAKnee and the #1619Project. The Bank has consistently encouraged the Black community to use its $1.2 trillion in annual spending more purposefully to send a message that is part protest, part progress. Today with the backdrop of proven systemic racism, the Black community is facing another pivotal moment in time.

Across the nation, America is mourning the deaths of George Floyd, killed by Minneapolis police, Ahmaud Arbery, killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, and Breonna Taylor, killed by police while sleeping in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. Their murders are added to a long list of Black lives lost, including Trayvon Martin, who ignited the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and present more evidence that Colin Kaepernick was right for taking a knee. Today, peaceful protestors, including diverse ethnicities and generations, are fighting for justice for George Floyd and the many lives lost to police brutality and violence at the hands of vigilantes. Yet, most of corporate America continues to remain silent.

“As the largest Black owned bank in America, we’re compelled to play a leadership role to galvanize our community and allies in support of #BlackOutDay2020 and to fight for social justice,” says Kevin Cohee, Chairman & CEO of OneUnited Bank. “We need to use our power – both our spending power, our vote and our voice – to demand criminal justice reform and to address income inequality.”

OneUnited Bank is promoting #BlackOutDay2020 to its over 300,000 supporters, shining a light on the movement through social media and providing support to the organizers.

Media Inquiries:
Suzan McDowell
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ONEUNITED BANK:
OneUnited Bank is the premier bank for urban communities, the largest Black-owned bank, the first Black internet bank and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Its mission is to provide affordable financial services to support economic development in urban communities and maintain superior financial performance to maximize shareholder value. OneUnited is an FDIC insured bank and an equal housing lender.
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