Answer: A historic partnership has been established 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 in 2017 during Black History Month. The Amir Visa Debit Card is a OneUnited Bank Visa Debit Card that can be selected by new and current customers. It symbolizes the continued fight for justice and the power of our collective dollars. Everyone who receives an Amir Visa debit card will receive communication on how to use their card to donate to #BlackLivesMatter!
Answer: You can select the Amir Visa Debit Card if you have an existing account or open ANY personal checking account with OneUnited Bank. We have a variety of personal checking account options including second chance checking (for people with ChexSystems records), interest checking and checking that has no monthly fee with direct deposit and 10 Visa debit card point-of-sale transactions. So you can choose the checking account that is right for you then select the Amir Visa Debit Card.
Answer: If you currently have a OneUnited Bank Visa Debit card and would like to replace it with a “Amir” card, simply visit www.oneunited.com, 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.
If you don’t yet have a checking account with us, that’s ok. You can open one online today…all it takes is a few minutes.
Answer: We believe that a joint effort that combines the collective resources of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter, will enhance our understanding of how social, political and economic justice are intertwined. 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 collective economic power than by having the Amir Visa debit card transacting business across America! What better way for us to fight for a just and peaceful society than to have our customers contribute to #BlackLivesMatter using their Amir card!
Supporting #BlackLivesMatter is not exclusionary to the fact that all lives matter, but is a call to consciousness and action that bears witness to and amends aged systems (like policing) of anti-Black racism. OneUnited Bank supports #BlackLivesMatter and looks forward to building on the foundation created by its founders. Remember, the movements and leaders of yesteryear who are idolized today, faced skepticism, divisiveness and backlash during their time. Let’s learn from our mistakes. #BlackLivesMatter has already increased our awareness of racial injustice, which is helping to make our laws and policing more just. They need our support because any movement needs resources.
Amswer: Answer: Everyone who receives an Amir Visa debit card will receive continuous communications on how to use their card to donate to #BlackLivesMatter! Our goal is to increase contributions to support #BlackLivesMatter. We believe the partnership of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter will enhance our understanding of how social, political and economic justice are intertwined.
Answer: We unveiled Amir, a painting by the acclaimed artist, Addonis Parker, during our #BankBlack event in Miami 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. The design, which celebrates Black males, both young men and adults, symbolizes our message… #BlackMoneyMatters #BlackLivesMatter.