Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:

  • Speculation that President Obama may tap Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State has raised the ire of 97 members of the House of Representatives and Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain.
  • Over 650,000 people have signed a petition urging Macy’s to cut ties with Donald Trump
  • Bush era tax cuts and hundreds of millions of dollars of spending cuts are due to expire at year’s end. A recent report revealed that the looming financial cliff would boost taxes by $500 Billion in 2013 with 90 % of Americans paying more taxes. Worst case scenarios indicate the average household could owe the government an additional $3500 a year.

    TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

    The Powerball jackpot is expected to exceed $425 million, the largest jackpot ever for the game. How often do you play the lottery? What would be the first thing you would do if you hit it big?


    Tanya Free and Friends Extras!

    “Money Message” from financial advisor Sonji “The Boss” Rollins Tucker
    The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "Sip" for the week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Powerball jackpot is expected to exceed $425 million, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

How often do you play the lottery? What would be the first thing you would do if you hit it big?

Monday, November 26, 2012

What's the Real Deal?

Speculation that President Obama may tap Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State has raised the ire of 97 members of the House of Representatives and Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain who stated that Ambassador Rice is “not qualified.” McCain states that he will do everything in his power to block her from the cabinet position due to her role in the administration’s response to the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

What do you think? Is this really about qualifications or could it be that  race and gender are playing a role in what some have described as a bizarre and unfounded attack on this UN Ambassador who was confirmed in 2009 by unanimous consent?



 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Over 650,000 people have signed a petition urging Macy’s to cut ties with Donald Trump for a variety of reasons including his controversial birther conspiracies, sexism and racism. It also says that Trump does not live up to the “socially responsible” values Macy’s boasts about.

What do you think? Should Macy’s Dump Trump?



 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give Thanks

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 21, 2012

Taking A Break Today!

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show is taking a break this week.Tune in  @ 2pm for the best of The Tanya Free Experience Destination Jazz. streaming HERE!

We may be on break ,but the conversation continues 24/7. Join the conversation! Your Destination For Social and Political Straight Talk, Headline News and More!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

It’s that time of the year again. A recent survey revealed that the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and other seasonal items, up slightly from the $740.57 they spent last year.

How about you? Do you plan to spend more on holiday gifts this year? What percentage will you spend with Black owned businesses?



 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Working Together to Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

President Obama urges Congress to act now on one thing that everyone agrees on -- ensuring that taxes don’t go up on 98 percent of all Americans and 97 percent of small businesses at the end of the year.

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Welcome to the Twilight Zone!

 Watch these videos and share your comments and opinions!

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

VIRGINIA STATE CONFERENCE NAACP

VIRGINIA STATE CONFERENCE
NAACP

NAACP: 77-Years of Success through Service!


The Honorable Robert McDonnell, Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23219

Re: Affordable Health Care in VA

Dear Governor McDonnell:

The Virginia State Conference NAACP calls on you to expand the Medicaid Program in Virginia.  It would not be in the Commonwealth’s best interest to default to a federal exchange.  The taxpayers in Virginia support the expansion of Medicaid so that low-income families may have access.  In our September 12, 2012 meeting you were adamant that you would not implement the Affordable Health Care Act.  At that time you had not developed an alternative state- based health benefits exchange program.  The deadline of November 16, 2012 looms near.

The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for expanding Medicaid as an option for states by its ruling this year.  There are at least 400,000- low-income Virginians who will go without health insurance otherwise.  You expressed to the NAACP your opposition to expanding the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Program but we would like you to consider that the law commits to full federal funding for at least 3-years.  Governor McDonnell, the citizens are aware of your commitment to fiscal conservatism and reducing the national debt.  The citizens of low-income need to know that you are committed to their acquiring health insurance and access to affordable health care.  The citizens will support you on this!

Sincerely,

King Salim Khalfani
Executive Director
Virginia State Conference NAACP

Please support this effort to expand the Medicaid Program in Virginia by emailing martin.kent@governor.virginia.gov

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics:

  • Layoffs and threats of employees follow the reelection of President Obama.
  • Will Republicans and Democrats be able to negotiate a compromise to avert a financial disaster?
  •  Colorado and Washington approve the use of marijuana for recreational purposes.


Tanya Free and Friends Extras!

Money Message” from financial advisor Sonji “The Boss” Rollins Tucker

The Sip with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news!

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Hurricane Sandy has been ranked as one of the worst economic disasters in history. With an estimated $50 billion in losses, perhaps it’s time to take a serious look at the debate over global warming. What’s your take?  Do you believe in global warning?


 



 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Legal or Not ?

Colorado and Washington have become the first states in the nation to approve the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. It will now be legal under Colorado and Washington law for adults 21 years and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. In Colorado, people will be able to grow as many as six plants. In Washington, users will have to buy their marijuana from state-licensed providers. But here is a big problem, the federal government still views marijuana as a Schedule I prohibited substance.


What do you think? How do you feel about the voter’s wishes versus the federal government’s position? Should the federal government allow these states to have a regulated marijuana market?



 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Bush era tax cuts and hundreds of millions of dollars of spending cuts are due to expire at year’s end. A recent report revealed that the looming financial cliff would boost taxes by $500 Billion in 2013 with 90 % of Americans paying more taxes. Worst case scenario indicates the average household could owe the government an additional $3500 a year.


Do you think Republicans and Democrats will be able to put the political mudslinging and posturing aside long enough to negotiate a compromise to avert a financial disaster?



 

Salute!

We salute our veterans and active military personnel!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy

In his weekly address, President Obama says that it’s time for Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts for 98% of all Americans. Both parties agree that this will give 98% of families and 97% of small businesses the certainty that will lead to growth, and so there is no reason to wait. On Tuesday, the American people voted for compromise and action, and the President calls on Congress to come together in that spirit to help create jobs and strengthen our economy.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Tanya Free and Friends 2012 Election Wrap Up!


This week’s topics will also include:

•    Key election results from around the country and here in Virginia
•    What is the one issue you want President Obama to tackle on day one?
 
Tanya Free and Friends Extras!

“Money Message” from financial advisor Sonji “The Boss” Rollins Tucker

 “The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News
 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The "Sip" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Retiring at age 67 or earlier is becoming a desire of the past. A recent survey revealed that a growing number of middle class Americans are working well past the age of 67, delaying retirement until their 80’s.

What about you? At what age do you expect to retire?  



 

Monday, November 05, 2012

Day One

Campaign 2012 has finally come to an end. The endless negative TV ads will soon be replaced by endless Christmas commercials and the obligatory Black Friday all night once in a lifetime specials. The cable TV political pundits and prognosticators will soon turn their thoughts to 2016 and we will be lulled back into our respective cocoons for another four years waiting for another round of incessant negative ads. My question this week, before all of the campaign promises become a distant memory, is what one issue do you want the President to tackle on day one?

Friday, November 02, 2012

IT'S UP TO US!

Our right to vote has been an arduous and painful struggle. The not so distant memories of poll taxes and literacy tests, Black Codes and Jim Crow should never be far from our mindset. This past year’s voter suppression and Voter ID laws across the country should be just the reminder we need that “OUR” vote is highly valued by those who don’t have our best interest at heart. Efforts to mislead, intimidate and pressure minority voters are at an all time high this year. Florida, Virginia and Indiana voters have reportedly received phone calls that wrongly told them there was no need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day because they could vote by phone.


Apathy is rampant in some segments of our community and those who want to take this country back are spending billions of dollars to silence our voice and lull us into complacency. Why would a people who have been the most disenfranchised and victimized of any people in the history of America not embrace the opportunity to exercise their civic duty to vote? I agree with former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill who coined the phrase “All politics is local”. It is our job to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Know who and what is on YOUR ballot. Don’t allow any single issue to sway your vote for or against any candidate. We have far too many issues facing us to make this year a single issue decision. The economy, education, health care, jobs and the future of the middle class are just a few of the many issues that affect us here in our communities.


This race is predicted to be one of the closest in recent history. You may be asking yourself if your vote matters. Your vote matters so much that millions of dollars are being been spent to keep you away from that ballot box. My charge is not to tell you how to vote, but to let you know how precious your vote really is.
I believe we have a moral obligation to continue the legacy of those who fought for the precious right to vote.

Live Life With A Purpose!