Saturday, July 04, 2015

Freedom?

July 4th is celebrated as our nation’s Independence Day, but for many African Americans, Juneteenth is the holiday that celebrates freedom and emancipation from slavery. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, however the official end of the Civil War was not until April 1865,in light of the slow methods of communication and minimal number of Union troops to enforce Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Texas slaves continued to live in bondage until June 18th, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 troops arrived in Texas to enforce the emancipation of slaves. On June 19th, legend says that General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to everyone while standing on a villa. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a combination of the word June and nineteenth. Former slaves in Galveston, Texas rejoiced in the streets with jubilant celebrations that became the start of the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery.


Our struggles today are still related to freedom. While we have made extraordinary gains, too often many in our community are left lagging behind the majority population in not only resources but the information necessary to gain those resources. Research shows that a typical White  household has 16 times the wealth of a Black household. The report demonstrates that wealth inequality is actually increasing, not decreasing over time. 


As we head to the backyard for hot dogs and burgers on this 4th of July, take a moment to reflect on the real meaning of freedom in 2015.

How do you define freedom ?

 

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The SIP with Coffee Black

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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150 years after the end of the civil war, the Confederate Flag is now coming down across the south and from the shelves and websites  of major retailers like Walmart. Could some Confederate statues be next? President Obama had three major Supreme Court Victories last week, The Fair Housing Act, The Affordable Care Act and Marriage Equality. 
 


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TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll
 
When was the last time you had a pay increase? Chances are your employer won’t give you one if you don’t ask. Believe it or not, nearly 90% of Americans think they are entitled to one but only 54% are courageous enough to ask for one according to a survey. The survey also suggested that fear of rejection leaves many intimidated to ask for a pay bump and others fear the possible backlash of asking for a raise, including punitive measures by the boss.      
 
How about you? Do you think you are entitled to a raise? If so, are you courageous enough to ask for it? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Join The Conversation Tomorrow!

Is The Fight Over?

The marriage equality fight continues to linger in some states despite the recent Supreme Court ruling. Opposition to the decision  to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide looks to be front and center in the upcoming  presidential campaigns and some states appear to be less than enthusiastic to abide by the ruling.

 

What’s Your Take? Do you support the decision and how do you feel about those continuing the fight?Should the fight be over?
 
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

What's Your Take on Confederate Symbols?

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has set social media on fire after stating that it is time to talk about the replacement of the statue of Robert E. Lee. "Symbols really do matter," he said. "Symbols should reflect who we really are as a people.”He went on to say “Even though Robert E. Lee reflects a part of our history, he does not reflect what the city is or who the city wants to be”, Mayor Landrieu said.

 
What’s Your take on Confederate symbols? How much do these symbols mean to you?Should statues honoring the Confederacy be taken down across America? 
 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

When was the last time you had a pay increase? Chances are your employer won’t give you one if you don’t ask. Believe it or not, nearly 90% of Americans think they are entitled to one but only 54% are courageous enough to ask for one according to a survey. The survey also suggested that fear of rejection leaves many intimidated to ask for a pay bump and others fear the possible backlash of asking for a raise, including punitive measures by the boss.      

 
How about you? Do you think you are entitled to a raise? If so, are you courageous enough to ask for it? 
 
 

Friday, June 26, 2015

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

 HAVE YOU HAD YOUR "SIP" FOR THE WEEK?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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We are back live this week and will take a deeper look into the racist driven murder of 9 African American men and women in a Charleston, South Carolina Church and how the community and parishioners response and  the President’s call for comprehensive gun control.

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President Obama described the frequency of the type of gun violence seen in the killings of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina as unique to the United States among advanced countries. Efforts to enact tougher gun control measures have consistently failed in recent years and recent polls have revealed that only half of Americans favor stricter gun laws.

How about you? Do you favor the enactment of tougher gun laws in America?



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Getting Ready for Tomorrow!