OneUnited Bank Press Releases

Media Contact:
Suzan McDowell
Circle of One Marketing
305-576-3790
suzan@circleofonemarketing.com

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 Partners With African American Film Critics Association & BMe Community To Launch The Smart Money Financial Literacy Video Series

Boston – January 13, 2017 – OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America, has partnered with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and BMe Community (BMe) to bring a powerful series of financial literacy videos to Black America that will underscore the importance of financial literacy, buying Black, banking Black and the genius of collective economics. Topics will include the importance of saving for the future, how to power up your credit score, millennials and money and how the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack movement can create jobs and support community development.

The series will launch on Facebook, YouTube and OneUnited Bank’s website on January 13, 2017.

OneUnited Bank’s commitment to the #BankBlack Movement is demonstrated with its partnership with AAFCA, an annual premium awards show produced by the leading Black film critics in the world. Considered “The Black Oscars”, this uber elite event is attended by top ranked studio executives, producers directors and boasts plenty of star power with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Foxx and others. The AAFCA and its newly formed sister company AAFCA Productions are widely respected for the style and integrity they bring to its projects and will be responsible for content and production of the #BankBlack video series.

“We are thrilled to launch AAFCA Production Services with a strong partner with similar values,” says AAFCA co-founder and president Gil Robertson. “Our work with OneUnited Bank will provide a great example of the multi-tiered services we provide for companies looking to craft messages that merge celebrity with subjects and themes that impact the community.”

In August 2016, OneUnited Bank began its partnership with the BMe Community, the national, award-winning social network of inspired Black men working to build community health and wealth in cities across America. Both organizations place strong emphasis on the importance of empowering the Black community through initiatives that focus on economics, community development, entrepreneurship and technology. BMe is led by Trabian Shorters, CEO and backed by private donations and leading philanthropies including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, The Heinz Endowments, and The William R. Keenan Jr. Charitable Trust. BMe Community and OneUnited Bank serve as consultants to AAFCA on the content of the video series.

“At OneUnited Bank, we began with the understanding that traditional ways of teaching financial literacy to under-served communities are not effective and we needed to do something more creative,” says Teri Williams, President & Chief Operating Officer of OneUnited Bank. “Our partnership with AAFCA and BMe Community allows us to think outside of the traditional banking box to educate consumers, especially Black millennials, on the importance of being financially literate and using their collective spending power purposefully.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing, suzan@circleofonemarketing.com or 305-576-3790.

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.

African American Film Critics Association
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is a group of Black professional film critics that give various awards for excellence in film at the end of each year. Founded in 2003 the organization actively reviews cinema overall, but highlights films about the African-American experience. AAFCA produces awareness for films with widespread appeal to the Black community while stressing the importance of films produced, written, directed and starring people of African descent. Members also involve themselves in advocacy work for students interested in film journalism and critics.

BMe Community
BMe Community is a movement inspired by Black men to build a more caring and prosperous America together. BMe boldly cures hopelessness, openly defies helplessness, and creatively builds powerful networks of brothers and sisters of all races and genders. Since 2013 BMe’s 40,000 members have helped themselves and over 2-million others to improve their health, wealth, hope and communities. To join the network, log on to www.bmecommunity.org