Watch OneUnited Bank Film Series Promoting Financial Literacy In Black Community
The largest Black owned bank in America, OneUnited Bank has partnered with BMe Community and the African American Film Critics Association to produce a series of videos titled "Smart Money" about financial literacy aimed at the Black community. The African American Film Critics Association is often cited as the "Black Oscars" and has been attended by such stars as Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, Shonda Rhimes, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Forest Whitaker, Ava DuVernay, and many more. BMe Community "is a movement inspired by Black men to build a more caring and prosperous America together. BMe boldly cures hopelessness, openly defies helplessness, and creatively builds powerful networks of brothers and sisters of all races and genders. Since 2013 BMe’s 40,000 members have helped themselves and over 2-million others to improve their health, wealth, hope and communities." The video series, which is a part of the #BankBlack campaign, launched January 13, 2017 on Facebook, YouTube and OneUnited Bank’s website. It aims to shed light and educate the Black community on financial literacy by highlighting "the importance of financial literacy, buying Black, banking Black and the genius of collective economics." The series will touch on topics such as "saving for the future, how to power up your credit score, millennials and money, banking based on your valued and how the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack movement can create jobs and support community development." Watch the first video in the "Smart Money Series" below.