Monday, January 30, 2012

Racist?

An ongoing conversation since my January 18th post  has raised an interesting question. The term racist, according to referral sources, is a belief that a particular race is superior and equates racism with the practice and advocacy of discrimination. What do you think? Can Black people be racist?


Do people of color really have the power to discriminate and ability to be racist?

 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

After a knockdown, drag out fight with Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney is pulling ahead of the pack in some of the polls.

Despite in-fighting within the party, do you think Romney will receive the full support and backing of the GOP if he is the eventual nominee?


 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Etta James

Vocalist Etta James, born Jamsetta Hawkins, best known for her signature hit , ”At Last” had a musical career  that spanned Blues, R& B, Rock and Roll, Gospel and Jazz. She was the recipient of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll, Blues and Grammy Hall of Fames.


Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the accomplishments and legacy of Ms. Etta James.



 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Listen to the Podcast Here on TanyaFree.com.



This week’s topics include:

  •  State of the Union Address Recap
  • Santorum does  it again
  • Mitt stumbles during debate
  • The Southern Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina got off to a rocky start when CNN’s John King asked Newt Gingrich about his second ex-wife’s ”Open Marriage” allegations.Should allegations and questions of personal character be fair game during a debate?

Living Life With A Purpose!

  • Who was the iconic singer that was inducted into the Rock and Roll, Blues and Grammy Hall of Fames?

 Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment”
 

Monday, January 23, 2012

There's an app for that? !!

There’s an app for that?!!

In the wonderful world of technology there is an app for almost everything.  Want to steer clear of the “ghetto”? There is an app for that. An app designed to help travelers avoid unsafe neighborhoods has sparked controversy dubbed as the “avoid ghetto” app.  
      
What do you think?  Is this app really about safety or is there something a lot more sinister behind it?  

  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

 
The Southern Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina got off to a rocky start when CNN’s John King asked Newt Gingrich about his second ex-wife’s ”Open Marriage” allegations.What do you think?
      
Should allegations and questions of personal character be fair game during a debate?



 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr.

Retired Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr. was a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee. Weathers was credited with downing two German fighter planes that attacked U.S. bombers he was escorting. He received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.The members of the all-black unit, named for its training base in Tuskegee, Ala., performed so well that they helped push the 1948 decision by President Truman to desegregate the military, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of the medal.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers
.


 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation! Check out today's show and post your comment here!

 

 This week’s topics include:

  • Tanya Free and Friends Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Occupy The Dream Movement
  • Scott sisters seek justice in aftermath of Barbour Mississippi pardons
  • U.S. Marines joking and urinating on the bloody dead bodies of Taliban soldiers, “What were they thinking?”  Obviously, not about any sense of core values, respect and how these actions could jeopardize US –Afghan relations.  What disciplinary actions do you think should be levied?

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the Tuskegee airman credited with downing two German fighter planes that attacked the US bombers he was escorting?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What were they thinking?

U.S. Marines joking and urinating on the bloody dead bodies of Taliban soldiers, “What were they thinking?”  Obviously, not about any sense of core values, respect and how these actions could jeopardize US –Afghan relations.  

What disciplinary actions do you think should be levied?



 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

An Indiana mother recently forced her son to stand on a street corner wearing a sign that read “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law”. She felt as though the community service given her son after breaking the law wasn’t enough to make him change his ways.
How do you feel about her unconventional punishment?

Do you think the discipline was too harsh?



 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Members of the African-American faith community have joined forces with Occupy Wall Street to launch a new campaign for economic justice inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Faithful to its philosophical origin, the "Occupy the Dream" coalition has called for a National Day of Action on Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2012 – to focus attention on the gross injustice visited upon the 99% by the financial elite.

Thanks to my friend Nate Hicks for this link!

 

 

Hiram Rhodes Revels

A freedman his entire life, Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate.  Hiram Rhodes Revels was born to free parents of mixed ancestry in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on September 27, 1827. In an era when educating black children was illegal in North Carolina, Revels attended a school taught by a free black woman and learned to read. In 1844, he moved north to complete his education.  In 1845, Revels was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Revels is quoted as saying, "at times, I met with a great deal of opposition, I was imprisoned in Missouri in 1854 for preaching gospel to Negroes, though I was never subjected to violence." As a chaplain Revels helped raise two black Union regiments during the Civil War in Maryland and Missouri, and took part of the battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi. With his oratorical skills honed from years as a preacher, Revels filled a vacant seat in the United States Senate in 1870. He represented Mississippi in 1870 and 1871 during Reconstruction.  As of 2011, Revels is one of only six African Americans ever to have served in the United States Senate.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels.

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Occupy The Dream

Occupy The Dream In Richmond,VA 

 January 16, 2012

   10:00 a.m.

    at

    Kanawha Plaza 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Join the Conversation! Listen to the podcast here on TanyaFree.com

 

This week’s topics include:

 Thomas Haynesworth was released from a Virginia prison after he spent 27 years behind bars for crimes he did not commit.

How much is a life worth?

Race and Politics

The 2012 presidential campaign is in full swing.

Code words and racial baiting are once again dominating our political landscape. 

Who was the first African American to serve in the United States Senate?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment 
 

Monday, January 09, 2012

Really?!!!

 The 2012 presidential campaign is in full swing. Code words and racial baiting are once again dominating our political landscape. Gingrich, who proposed poor kids clean toilets at school, has now labeled President Obama as the best “Food Stamp President” in history. Santorum doesn’t want to make Black people’s lives better with food stamps while Romney talks about entitlements and an Obama European style “welfare state.” And they each want to be president of the United States – Really?!!! Just imagine if then Presidential candidate Obama had decided to played the race card in 2008 – Do you think he would be President Obama today?
 Pay Attention America!  We’ve been there and done that countless times before. Let’s speak up and speak out against racial and class warfare – especially when it comes to those that want to be or are in political positions that can determine the direction of our country.   

Live Life With A Purpose!

 

Sunday, January 08, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

An increasing number of employers are now testing for nicotine. Applicants that would test positive need not apply.

Is this hiring ban too personal?

Would you stop smoking to get a job or keep your current job?


 

Friday, January 06, 2012

What's happening to America?

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

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Charlotte E. Ray

The girl who later would become the first  African American woman lawyer in the United States was given the name Charlotte E. Ray, on January 13, 1850, in New York.  Charlotte E. Ray's father was a prominent minister and abolitionist. Ray's family was dedicated to having their children educated so despite the common stereotypes at the time about women and Blacks becoming educated, Ray attended the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in Washington, D.C. which was one of the few schools African American women could attend. In 1869, Charlotte E. Ray became a teacher at the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C., which was established in 1867 to educate emancipated slaves and their decedents. While teaching at Howard, she registered in the Law Department under the name of "C.E. Ray" in spite of  the school's reluctance to admitting women, and was admitted.  Ray was the first woman to graduate from Howard University School of Law in 1872.  Ray was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar on April 23, 1872 and opened a law practice, specializing in commercial law. However, due to race and gender discrimination, Ray was unable to maintain her practice, so she returned to New York in 1879 to teach. She was active in the women's suffrage movement until her death at age 60.  Despite considerable odds due to her gender and race Charlotte E. Ray became not only the first female African American lawyer in the United States but also the first practicing female lawyer in Washington, D.C.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy and contributions of Ms. Charlotte E. Ray. 

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

 Join the Conversation!
 

 This week’s topics include:

A  Federal Court decides that it’s not racist for a White employer to call a Black employee “Boy”

African Americans are the most unmarried group of people in our nation. Black women are more than three times as likely as white women never to marry. Why, amid rising rates of interracial marriage, do so few black women wed someone of a different race?

What would you rank as the top news story of 2011?

Who was the first black woman certified as a lawyer in the United States?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

Every New Year’s Eve, I breathe a sigh of relief when the clock strikes twelve ringing in the New Year. Exhaling with gratitude, the leap into a New Year is definitely a blessing considering the alternative.  So if you’re reading this - Happy New Year!
Depending on whom you ask, 2011 was a turbulent year, to say the least. I believe 99% of us would agree and stand ready to start anew. Keeping with ritual, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions vowing to lose weight, quit smoking, find a job, and get out of debt. Whatever the goal, change is seldom easy, especially when it comes to self improvement. Personally, I am enthusiastic and anxious to get started with shedding several pounds. If Jennifer Hudson can do it, I can too. She inspires me every time I see her strut her new look. But it’s going to take more than a feel good moment to keep me eating right and working out regularly. I like the old adage, “birds of a feather flock together.” Connecting with like minded individuals that work out and eat rabbit food  works better for me. Whatever your New Year’s resolutions are, have a plan. Without one, the resolution will likely be short lived and a resolution once again in 2013.              
There is an old cliché that I often say to young people as they embark upon life and their endeavors, “the sky is the limit.” I further encourage them to – “grab as many stars as they can. It’s a new year and this expression is fitting for “All” ages. So, in 2012 “the sky IS the limit. Despite all of the turmoil in and around the world, always aim high. Remember turmoil is nothing new. It’s a part of life. So, grab as many stars as you can in 2012 then let them illuminate the path for others.

Live Life with a Purpose!