Tuesday, September 02, 2014

What's Next For Michael Sam?

The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam didn’t make the team’s 53-man roster.  Many analysts believe the rookie defensive end still has a shot at a career in the NFL. “I can play in this league,” Sam told reporters after his NFL debut, a 26-24 loss to the Saints earlier this month. If another team doesn’t pick him up, he might end up back where he started: with the Rams, as part of their 10-member practice squad, the Washington Post reported.


What’s Your Take? Does Michael Sam have what it takes to be in the NFL? Do you think another team will pick him up this year?



 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Having It Your Way?

Threats of a boycott against Burger King have come from consumers and government officials alike following merger talks with Canadian based coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons.The combined company would be headquartered in Canada.

What's Your Take? What effect will the threat of a boycott have on Burger King's merger plans? Would you boycott a Canadian headquartered Burger King?

Labor Day 2014

Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks

 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

RACE OFF

Jon Stewart's take on Ferguson. Any Questions?

Friday, August 29, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For the Week?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly

Common Core Standards are a set of academic standards in Math and English Language Arts and Literacy developed with a goal of consistent goals across states. A recent poll has revealed that a majority of Americans oppose these national standards. The most common reason parents gave for opposing the standards was a belief that they will limit teachers' flexibility.


What’s Your Take? Do you support a national set of academic standards for public schools?



 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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This week’s topics include:

  • Is the mistrust of police by many in the African American community justified?
  • What do Black Parents tell their boys and girls about encounters with police?
  • When, if ever is it appropriate for a military-style police presence in an American city.
  • Does America need a 21st-century civil rights movement?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Common Core Standards are a set of academic standards in Math and English Language Arts and Literacy developed with a goal of consistent goals across states. A recent poll has revealed that a majority of Americans oppose these national standards. The most common reason parents gave for opposing the standards was a belief that they will limit teachers' flexibility.

What’s Your Take? Do you support a national set of academic standards for public schools?



Our Friend Richmond Virginia Sheriff CT Woody brings his years of law enforcement experience to our panel of friends this week.


Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week? Bringing you the latest in sports, celebrity, and entertainment news!

 

What's Your Take?

Domestic law enforcement in cities across America is changing. The so called militarization of local police has been front and center after the protests in Ferguson Missouri. The police response to the protests has caused many to question the Pentagon's dispersal of military equipment to domestic police units, which has increased since 9/11. The ACLU’s website states that Police “Departments use these wartime weapons in everyday policing, especially to fight the wasteful and failed drug war, which has unfairly targeted people of color.” President Obama has just asked for a review of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement agencies to purchase military equipment.Let’s be clear, I understand our local police departments especially in urban areas are facing not only dangerous drug gangs with super firepower but domestic and terrorist threats that were not even on the radar prior to 9/11. My question this week is when, if ever is it appropriate for a military-style police presence in an American city.
What’s Your Take?



 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Have You Had The 'Talk" With Your Kids?

As the body of 18 year old Michael Brown is being laid to rest in Ferguson Missouri, we appear to have more questions than answers not only regarding the killing of  Brown by  Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson ,but questions around the relationship between that police department and the majority Black community it serves. Several  opinion pieces have delved in to the topic of what Black Parents tell their children (especially sons) about  how they should respond should they  find themselves in an encounter with police and whether or not this discussion even happens in the majority of White families.


What’s Your Take?  Is the mistrust of police by many in the African American community justified? Are we vilifying the entire police community over the actions of a few rogue cops? I am interested to know how many of our listeners and readers, regardless of ethnicity have felt the need to have that “talk” with their son or daughter.  

                       

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Does America Need a 21st Century Civil Rights Movement?

Reverend Al Sharpton has been referred to as the most influential civil rights leader of the past ten years. He has been the major spokesman for those protesting the police killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and has been the go-to community liaison on race matters for both President Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. But he can’t do it alone. What present day emerging leaders do you think will have an impact over the next ten years?

What’s Your Take? Does America need a 21st-century civil rights movement?