OUR COMMON Voice, Playthell Benjamin poses some serious questions here. How do we respond to those who ‘do harm”?

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             A Dangerous Duo

  A QUESTION FOR TAVIS SMILEY AND CORNEL WEST

Mr. Smiley, do you intend to return the Millions of dollars that you reportedly made from herding poor Black people and Hispanics into the Wells Fargo “Ghetto Loan” scam to the people who lost their money and homes? And Dr. West, In your learned opinion, what is the appropriate course of action for your friend and associate to take, in accordance with the “prophetic tradition?”

A discrimination lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice, and several articles, including one seeded on Newsvine entitle, “Tavis Smiley – “Ghetto Loan” Peddler for Wells Fargo,” closely associates PBS talk show host, Tavis Smiley, with the Wells Fargo Bank scam targeting poor and middle-class Black and Hispanic borrowers. The article quotes Kelvin Boston, and Keith Corbett of the Center for Responsible Lending, as calling Tavis Smiley “the big draw” of…

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