In 2017, we won’t just celebrate Black history, we’ll make history!
A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the $1.2 trillion in spending power of Black people and launch the “Amir” card during Black History Month.
#BlackLivesMatter was sparked by the acquittal of the killer of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin and founded in 2013 as a rallying cry to decree that while every human life matters, it is the constant devaluing of Black life that must come to the forefront of social issues. #BlackLivesMatter works to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people and to vision and build the kind of world in which we want to live. #BlackLivesMatter is committed to mobilizing Black people and allies to engage in social action that will create a just and peaceful society.
Everyone who receives an Amir Visa debit card will receive communication on how to use their card to donate to #BlackLivesMatter!
OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America and the first Black internet bank, launched the national #BankBlack Challenge to harness the collective economic power of the Black community and allies of the Black community who embrace economic development. Our community spends $1.2 trillion annually. What better way to show that collective economic power by having the Amir Visa debit card transacting business across America!
We unveiled Amir, a painting by the acclaimed artist, Addonis Parker, during our #BankBlack event this past July, and the response has been so positive we knew we needed to put the power of “Amir” in your hands! The Amir Visa Debit Card symbolizes the continued fight for justice and the power of our dollars. Yes…#BlackMoneyMatters #BlackLivesMatter.
If you currently have a OneUnited Bank Visa Debit card and would to replace it with a “Amir” card, simply log in to online banking and under Additional Services (top right corner), select and complete the Choose Card Design form. Your new card will have your existing account number (your account number will not change) and will arrive within 14 days. And don’t worry…your existing card will work until your new card is activated.
Let’s make history. Support #BlackLivesMatter. Join the #BankBlack movement with the new “Amir” Visa Debit card today!