BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, presents Make Black History Now, a plan for 30 million Black Americans to use the internet to organize their $1.2 trillion in annual spending power to build wealth and protect the Black community. This year, OneUnited Bank encourages Black America to #MakeBlackHistory now instead of just celebrating Black history.
The #MakeBlackHistory Plan will create tens of thousands of new Black millionaires, hundreds of thousands of new Black businesses and over one million new jobs in the Black community. OneUnited President & COO, Teri Williams explains, "We are at a unique point in history when the internet allows us to organize our money at a scale and speed never seen before." She continues, "Hands down, this is the best time to build generational, personal and community wealth by using technology and expanding financial literacy."
The world over is witnessing a global awakening as people "take a knee" to protest injustice. And America's Black community is re-focusing its attention on the "Black economic empowerment" messages espoused by historic Black leaders such as Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. In 2018, OneUnited Bank encourages the Black community to invest in technology and provide financial literacy to children and adults alike in order to effectively re-channel its $1.2 trillion in annual spending back into the Black community – to #BankBlack and #BuyBlack – to create long-lasting change and make the dreams of civil rights leaders become reality.
OneUnited Bank invites everyone to join the millions who #BuyBlack and #BankBlack by visiting www.oneunited.com.
For more information on the Make Black History Now Plan, go to www.oneunited.com/makeblackhistorynow
Media Contact: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing, [email protected], 305-576-3790
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.
SOURCE OneUnited Bank