Tavis Smiley Battles with KFI Radio's Mo 'Kelly, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Attacks
FROM MEDIA BISTRO - In his latest Journal-isms column, (in a post titled "Radio Host Pulls Smiley's Chain"), Richard Prince (puts together a timeline of events and) retraces some contentious recent chronology involving Tavis Smiley and KFI radio talk show host Mo ‘Kelly.
Kelly continued his campaign against Smiley’s “foolishness” via Roland Martin‘s segment on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Smiley’s attorneys are claiming that Kelly’s actions are in violation of a confidentiality agreement the latter signed upon leaving Smiley’s employ in the fall of 2010. [LISTEN HERE]
'Tavis Sells Out Black People to Finance His Radio Program' According to MSNBC Host
According to All Voices.com, on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show Sunday, she pointed out the similarities in Tavis Smiley to the nurse in the Tuskegee Experiment. Apparently, Tavis had been in business with Wells Fargo to get African Americans and Hispanics enrolled in their fraudulent “wealth building” program that duped them into loans with higher rates based on “the color of their skin.”
Now, you must be wondering how Tavis plays into this scenario. Well, according to the report, he was paid $4 million to give seminars in black communities that would persuade blacks to get involved in the programs that:
Tavis Smiley eventually cut ties with Wells Fargo. The report states:
“I cut everything off with Wells Fargo,” Smiley declared. He said the move cost “a lot of money”; he would not say how much. Smiley said his relationship with Wells Fargo was a “package deal.” In return for the company helping to finance his radio show, he went on the road for Wells Fargo.
SOURCE EUR ThisNThat.com and AllVoices.com