Meet Doonie | OneUnited Bank

We are proud to introduce our new Doonie Visa Debit and ATM cards.

Yes, he’s adorable. He also represents the journey of the OneUnited Bank team to embrace an important tradition within the Black community – nicknaming our children.

Doonie is the name of the painting by the internationally acclaimed artist, Addonis Parker, and one of his nicknames as a child. Even though everyone on our team loves the painting and the name, we struggled with the decision to name the card “Doonie”. We reflected on the powerful names of our other cards – Mona, Amir and Lady Liberty – and began to search for a similar “powerful” name for our new card. We considered biblical names such as Isaiah, Zion and Elijah. We considered names that represent #BlackLivesMatter and the social justice movement, such as Malcolm and Justice. We even considered popular names such as Brandon, Malik and Jayden.

As the largest Black owned bank in the country, we recognize the importance of a name, for our community and our children. So we openly discussed our concern about using a nickname – an informal name for such a beautiful Black boy, which could be misinterpreted as a lack of respect.

We eventually decided to honor the name given by our artist and respect our tradition of nicknaming our children by embracing Doonie! Conventional? Maybe not. Authentic? Absolutely! And more importantly, lovable!

With your Doonie Visa Debit or ATM Card, you show the power of the $1.2 trillion of annual spending of the Black community and that #BlackMoneyMatters. You also show the love we have for our children, our Black boys. And best of all the Doonie Card gives you access to 25,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the country.

We hope you love Doonie as much as we do and invite you to share with us some nicknames in your family.

Get your Doonie Card today so that you can #BuyBlack every day!

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40 Comments
  • tammi smith
    yes, very creative design
    November 30, 2017 Reply
  • Mr Eliely
    Hello I’m trying to build up my credit do your business offer credit card information
    November 30, 2017 Reply
      • Maxine Mickens
        Please send more information about your Unity Visa Secured Card
        December 7, 2017 Reply
      • Irene Becerra
        How do you increase the credit limit on the secured card? Customer service is not helping me at all!
        December 15, 2017 Reply
  • Sebrena Reaves-Govert
    This is a welcomed addition to my wallet!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Regina Arthur
    Very nice!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • walter prince
    Teri, Great idea and wonderful picture. wp
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Kimberly Anderson
    The card is beautiful. I love it. I can't wait to obtain one. Good job.
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Marjana Cowan
    This is my most favorite card yet! Beautiful!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Michael Williams
    Job well done. We appreciate your contribution to the www.Frankwhitefoundation.org Saving our communities is our mission. #InspiringtheImpossible
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Barbara Black
    I get your emails all the time, and even though I am not a account holder I love reading your articles. I just read the one on your new Doonie Visa Debit and ATM Card. I think the card is great, it's a beautiful picture. I live in Indiana and have seen your cards , i like the Doonie the Best!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Lynnette
    I'm pleased. And I'm very much interested to be apart. However I do not think your bank is in my location. Twin Cities of Minnesota.
    December 1, 2017 Reply
    • Katrina
      Don’t let that stop you... Open up an account online! My advice is to start with a Savings account. You can keep your Checking account open at your current bank. I personally have two checking accounts: OneUnited & Capital One
      December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Lanajwa Dennis
    Love it he’s so cute
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Lisa Howard
    Embrace the Black difference...We are a unique people
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Annette
    Can I change my card to this one
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Neshea Burrell
    i would love to have that card in my wallet. I applied for an account earlier this year but, was unsuccessful. I felt bad about the process because. I really want to do business with my own community. Sometimes, we are difficult.
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Carlton L. Dye
    This is quite a wonderful thing you all have done. I am very much impressed. You have displayed courage, by not being held to the conformities of corporate America. You have also shown honor to a part of our Black American Heritage. Thank you so very very much. P.S. I hope to open an account with you all very soon.
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Kevin Peterson
    Great job. Wonderful!!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Sharon Mccants
    I love it! Very adorable, yet powerful!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Sophia Myles
    Great job!!!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • CGood
    I love it! He is adorable! Thank you for embracing us!
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Mark
    I am telling my family and Friends about One United ...Great Card I Am in Already let's keep it moving ....
    December 1, 2017 Reply
  • Diane Comres
    When can I get the new bank card I love this one. I also need someone to contact me about my cd before it rolls over I want to add more money to it. Also my family and friends in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are interested in doing business with you. The Muslims want a black bank I told them about you so can you post on facebook to me Diane Comres and I will keep sharing it. Also the person in Oklahoma, name is ALVIN James Mohammad? On the spelling of last name.
    December 2, 2017 Reply
    • Diane Comres
      Alvin James Muhammad Tulsa, Oklahoma Please post about the bank on his Facebook. They are looking FOR a black bank. Thank you Diane Comres
      December 2, 2017 Reply
  • Harry Quintin White
    I would like to open up an account with this prestige bank but i live in Texas so will that be an issue if not how would i get money into my account
    December 2, 2017 Reply
  • Celestine "NYCeci"
    A beautiful card with a purpose! I Love it! Getting mine now!
    December 2, 2017 Reply
  • Juanita Halfacre
    Great job!!!
    December 2, 2017 Reply
  • Nelson R Sanchez
    I want to know if my account was opened cause they already withdrew monies from my account
    December 10, 2017 Reply
  • Denise Brown
    I would like more information on the bank, the atoms, and services offered to account holders. Who are the stock holders of the bank? How to become a stock holder?
    December 22, 2017 Reply
  • Chris hall
    Beautiful, I have to have this card in my wallet.
    January 2, 2018 Reply
  • Chevaia
    I so love this card. My 12 year old nickname is Dooney. :)
    January 12, 2018 Reply
  • Hazel Rebel
    I think it is an amazing tribute to our culture and heritage. My "call" my grand daughter "Doonie", it touched me that it could actually be a common nickname. What's funny is her name doesn't have a 'd' in it!!!! In my family we pick out the nickname according to how we feel and she reminds me of a Doonie.Thank you for keep it Black!
    February 2, 2018 Reply

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