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 Joins With #Blacklivesmatter To Establish A Trust For The Child Of Wakiesha Wilson With A $10,000 Gift

Los Angeles, CA – March 27, 2017 – OneUnited Bank joins with #BlackLivesMatter to establish a trust for the child of Wakiesha Wilson, who died in police custody, with a $10,000 gift. The trust will be used to support her child’s college education.

In honor of Black History Month, OneUnited Bank announced that it has joined with #BlackLivesMatter to organize the spending power of the Black community and to introduce the Amir Visa Debit Card. The establishment of this gift, on the one year anniversary of Ms. Wilson’s passing, is another way in which the organizations are working together.

Wakiesha Wilson was found hanging in her cell on March 27, 2016. A civilian police oversight board found there was no force used against Ms. Wilson, who officials say killed herself while in Los Angeles police custody. Wilson’s family questions the police department’s account of her death. She leaves behind a 14 year old son.

“We are honored to join with #BlackLivesMatter to provide this gift for Ms. Wilson’s son,” states Teri Williams, President and COO of OneUnited Bank. “It’s important to recognize that there was a child impacted by this tragic event and this gift can symbolize our community support for his future. We look forward to also sharing some financial literacy lessons that will help him through life.

“The death of Wakiesha Wilson, and all of those who die in police custody, wounds and traumatizes families and entire communities. While the state refuses resources and support, we are deeply appreciative of OneUnited Bank for stepping up. This college fund is but one way in which OneUnited is engaged of transformative work and committed to harnessing Black economic power for the collective good of the people, and it’s another reason why we are so hopeful about our partnership,” says Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles.

The trust is being established at OneUnited Bank with Lisa Hines, Wakiesha Wilson’s mother, serving as a custodian. Gifts can be sent to Black Lives Matter c/o Los Angeles Community Action Network, 838 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021 and made payable to Lisa Hines.

President & COO of OneUnited Bank, Teri Williams states, “The #BankBlack and #BuyBlack movements are an outgrowth of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which has increased awareness of the importance of supporting the Black community. OneUnited is using social media to tell inspiring stories, answer questions, teach financial literacy and help everyone appreciate the power of our dollars.”

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.

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