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In Some States, a Debate Over Payday Lending Unfolds in the Black Church

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Renae Merle | The Washington Post
Sekinah Hamlin

“I can pull people off the street that may be ordained but that doesn’t mean they represent us. . . . It’s smoke and mirrors,” said the Rev. Sekinah Hamlin of the Center for Responsible Lending. “Despite what they say, we have faith traditions, and payday loans don’t align with those traditions.”