Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
- NFL and the “N” Word ;The saga continues
- Marrissa Alexander released on bond
- Knockout Game: Real or Myth?
TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll
As the Christmas shopping season gets underway , for the first time, a majority of Americans, 53%, say they are very or somewhat likely to do their Christmas shopping online this year according to a recent poll.
What’s Your Take? What percentage of your shopping will be online this year?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?
Random acts of violence by Black teens are sweeping the nation if you believe the accounts of many in the mainstream media. The so called Knockout Game takes place when young people randomly assault strangers in an attempt to knock them out with one punch. Suggestions that these attacks are racially motivated have only added to the fear in urban communities.
What’s Your Take? Should a few documented instances of knockouts by teens support the claims of an epidemic? What do you think is behind the sensationalism?
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Los Angeles could be the next urban community to ban feeding the homeless in public spaces. The proposed ordinance would address loitering by restricting giving food to the disadvantaged, only allowing it to happen in areas like homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
What’s your take? How do feel about banning the feeding of the needy? Do you think the old adage “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” applies here?
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an influential group that promotes diversity and job equality in the NFL, called on players Thursday to stop using the N-word on the field after highly publicized incidents involving the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving - it’s a day off from the hustle and bustle and all that’s going on in the world. It’s a big Family and Friends day that will have many traveling near and far to be with loved ones and to eat like it’s the last supper. But before we pass the turkey along with all the fixings, let’s all take a moment to reflect on the original intent for this day and give thanks.
Since 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast as a symbol of cooperation, the pilgrims gave thanks to God for a successful bounty of crops. Likewise, we all have something to be thankful for whether the bounty is plentiful or sparse.
Revive that spirit of cooperation and gratitude by being a blessing to someone else. Help someone that is less fortunate and can’t afford a turkey and all the fixings. Visit, call or invite someone to dinner that may otherwise be alone or less fortunate.
With a heart of gratitude and the lyrics of William DeVaughn, “…be thankful for what you got.”
Live Life with a Purpose!
Have a Safe, Enjoyable and Meaningful Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We are taking a break this week. Check out a rebroadcast of our November 13th broadcast ON DEMAND HERE!
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This week’s topics include:
- Kanye West’s latest publicity stunt of including the Confederate Battle Flag on several pieces of his tour merchandise has found both supporters and detractors.
- Richie Incognito spoke in-depth for the first time since his indefinite suspension, describing the Miami Dolphins' locker-room environment as a place where threats and racial slurs were considered acceptable and jovial behavior
- Dave Wilson, an electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city’s lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In a recent study, just 53% of U.S. workers said they liked or loved their jobs, with 15% saying they disliked or hated their jobs. That was the highest level of dissatisfaction among workers surveyed in seven countries. Another 31% were merely satisfied.
What’s Your Take? Are you happy with your job?
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Addressing the nation from the State Dining Room Saturday, President Obama said that the United States -- together with close allies and partners -- has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry stated,”If this first step leads to what is our ultimate goal – which is a comprehensive agreement – that will make the world safer.” Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting Sunday morning that "What was achieved last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement. It was a historic mistake. Today the world becomes a much more dangerous place….”
What’s Your Take? Will this agreement lead to a safer or more dangerous world?
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