Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Same Rights

A federal judge in Virginia has overturned the ban on corporate political campaign contributions. Corporations now have the same rights to donate as you or I have as citizens.

What do you think of the judge’s ruling? How do you think it will affect the political playing field?

Monday, May 30, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

For a variety of reasons, reportedly the number of married couples in the U.S. has declined. Do you think marriage is becoming obsolete?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com

Memorial Day 2011

Take a moment today to reflect on the service men and women that have fought and sacrificed  to keep us safe and free.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What would you have done?

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and your share comments or thoughts on any subject. www.tanyafree.com 
 

 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding  Dr. Cornel West’s recent criticism of the President. Whether you agree with Dr. West is not the question. The real question is why so many believe you shouldn’t disagree with the President if you profess to be a supporter! let us know how you feel!

 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joe Williams

Joe Williams , described as the last great big-band singer, was a smooth baritone who graced the  Count Basie Orchestra during the 1950s and captivated audiences well into the '90s. His first LP, Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings, contained his signature version of Memphis Slim's "Every Day I Have the Blues" that reached number two on the R&B charts in 1955.  Williams received a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocalist in 1985.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Mr. Joe Williams

Monday, May 23, 2011

Is Now the Time?

President Obama’s plan to invest billions of dollars to spur democracy in the Middle East has received mixed reviews considering the escalating economic concerns here in the US.

Is the cost of democracy in the Middle East more than we can afford at this time?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

With record unemployment and limited job opportunities, how far would you travel to secure a job?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still eligible

Check out the ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com   

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

9/11 Fact or Fiction

Dr. David Ray Griffin author of the book “Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive” joins the conversation during our first half hour to discuss his doubts that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11.
Mike Berger, media coordinator for 911truth.org and author of the documentary,”Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of Our Republic” joins us in our second half hour to raise his question about the findings of the 911 Commission Report detailing the World Trade Center Collapse.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

John T. Mitchell Jr.

John T Mitchell, Jr., long-time editor of the Richmond Planet, an African American newspaper had a long list of accomplishments including a successful boycott of Richmond Virginia’s segregated trolleys and founding the Mechanics Savings Bank. Mitchell also ran for the governorship of Virginia as part of the “Lily Black” Republican ticket in 1921. Efforts are under way in his home town of Richmond to erect a statue in his honor.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio Honors the legacy of                John T. Mitchell,Jr.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friend or Foe?

The close proximity of Osama bin Laden’s compound and Pakistani military facilities has led to speculation that the Pakistani military or its government was either complicit or incompetent.

Considering the billions of U.S. dollars to Pakistan to fight counter-terrorism, some lawmakers have suggested suspending aid. Should the US rethink its relationship with Pakistan or are they too valuable an asset to risk?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The decision to name the mission to kill Osama bin Laden “Geronimo” has been deemed offensive by many. How do you feel?  Was the use of this code name insensitive?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Playing the Race Card

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” a statement that certainly bears truth. Since day one in office, the citizenship of the First African American President of the United States has been in question. A scrutiny all too familiar of a time when Frederick Douglass, along with many of our ancestors, were made or obligated to show “free papers” to prove freedom. More often than not slaves on assignment by their masters were confronted and had to have papers to document their whereabouts.  So, why is it that in 21st century, President Barack Obama, the leader of the free world, is perceived by some as not only unworthy of his office but in certain circles not even worthy of being a citizen of the country that he was elected to lead?  I am not playing the race card, just acknowledging that many of those behind the birther movement ARE playing the race card.

The President of these United States released his “papers” of citizenship in hopes of placing the matter behind him only to find that the questioning turned to more questions. Now, there are questions about his academic records and whether his credentials were worthy of the prestigious Harvard Law School. What’s next,  baptismal records?  In my humble opinion, the President should not have yielded to pressures from the birthers. Instead, he should have focused his attention and efforts on jobs and restoring our economy, ignoring the persistent belittling and blatant disrespect by those still stuck in what they perceive as the “good ole days” of this country’s racist history.

One would think the Obama led mission leading to the annihilation of Osama Bin Laden by Navy Seals would and should have been an uncontested defining moment for the Obama presidency, but that moment has again been revised by his detractors.  Doing what they do best, the hate mongers have reached back to the past and credited George Bush for the intel that led to the capture of Bin Laden.  Sarah Palin, reportedly after acknowledging the mission’s success stated, “And we thank our president. ... We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.”  Really ???

Unfortunately, there are those with such deep rooted racial hatred that will never accept or respect President Obama, or for that matter, any American of African descent- no matter the accomplishments or credentials. With that said, the President should borrow a lyric or two from Cee Lo Green – either version would suffice! 

Live Life with a Purpose!
 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

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Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott  joined the conversation this week to discuss the Paul Ryan GOP 2012 budget resolution that if enacted would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system for Americans under the age of 55,  while slashing taxes for corporations and individuals in the highest tax brackets.

Join The Conversation! 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mae Carol Jemison

 Mae Carol Jemison displayed a passion for science and the arts at a very young age. When faced with whether to attend medical school or to become a professional dancer – she wisely accepted her mother’s advise that “You can always dance if you’re doctor but you can’t doctor if you are a dancer.” 

Jemison earned her degree in medicine from Cornell Medical College and was the first African American women to travel in space in 1992.
 
Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors Physician and NASA astronaut - Mae Carol Jemison
 

Monday, May 09, 2011

Path to...?

The Paul Ryan GOP 2012 budget resolution has come under fire for plans to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into some type of voucher system for Americans under the age of 55, all while slashing taxes for corporations and individuals in the highest tax brackets.

How do you feel about this plan that the GOP has labeled a “Path to Prosperity”?

Sunday, May 08, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent Gallup Poll revealed mixed views on how Americans feel about national security after the death of Osama Bin Laden. How do you feel?
Do you think America is safer or less safe from terrorism since the death of Osama Bin Laden?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here.

 

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast


 

Did you miss today's show? Click the button to hear the podcast here on Tanyafree.com!

 

What does the death of Osama Bin Laden mean for America?

 

 Tanya’s Question of the Week

 How does $ 5.69 for a gallon of regular gasoline strike you? Reportedly, that’s what one gas station in Florida is charging. Gas prices have reportedly soared above the national average in 22 other states. Have we reached the breaking point?

How high will gas prices have to rise before America gets really serious about alternative energy sources? 

 

  Tanya’s Poll Question

 We’ve heard the phrase "Buy American." With record unemployment and an economy in need of a boost, do you personally make a conscious effort to buy goods made in the U.S.A.?

 

 Who was the 19th century entrepreneur who was known as the “The Mother  of Civil Rights in California?

 Find out during the TanyaFree.com Living Life with A Purpose 365 Moment!

 

 

Check out  the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  Mother’s Day Tribute !

 We are waiting to hear from our Mother's Day winner!

Congratulations to Sandy Richardson from Raleigh,NC

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Mother of Civil Rights

Mary Ellen Pleasant was an abolitionist that played a prominent role in the growth of the Underground Railroad in the 1860s across many states and helped to bring it to California during the Gold Rush.
A successful entrepreneur, Pleasant is reported to have financially supported John Brown’s rebellion at Harper’s Ferry.
Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Mary Ellen Pleasant, also known as ”The Mother of Civil Rights “

 

Monday, May 02, 2011

Sticker Shock at the Pump

How does $ 5.69 for a gallon of regular gasoline strike you? Reportedly, that’s what one gas station in Florida is charging.  Gas prices have reportedly soared above the national average in 22 other states. Have we reached the breaking point?

How high will gas prices have to rise before America gets serious about alternative energy of sources?

Osama Bin Laden - Dead

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