Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Right Thing to Do

It has been a busy week for the Obama administration. Check out the video here on TanyaFree.com

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney – born May 7, 1845 in Dorchester, Massachusetts was the first African American registered nurse. Prior to being accepted into nursing school, Mahoney worked at the New England Hospital for Women and Children for fifteen years as a cook, janitor, washerwoman and unofficial nurse’s assistant.She enrolled in the hospital’s nursing program at the age of 33.Mahoney earned her nursing diploma, and worked many years as professionally trained nurse. In 1896, Mahoney became one of the original members of the predominately white Nurses Associated Alumnae of the United States and Canada and was co-founder of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses. Mary Eliza Mahoney was inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame fifty years after her death.    

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy and contributions of Mary Eliza Mahoney. 

         

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics will include:

  • Attorney General Eric Holder has testified eight times on Capitol Hill and provided over 7500 pages of documents related to Fast and Furious, a Mexican drug war operation that began in 2009,that he admits went terribly wrong resulting in the lost of illegal firearms ,two of which have been connected to the death of a federal agent. Now, he has been cited for contempt by a congressional panel, thanks to Republicans, for failing to release materials related to an on-going investigation and court sealed wiretap applications.
  •  The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act this week which could affect the lives of millions of Americans and have profound legal and political implications in this already volatile Presidential election cycle.
  •  Supreme Court strikes three provisions of Arizona’s immigration law.
  • Politico suspends Joe Williams for stating that Mitt Romney appears “very comfortable” around “white folks” when asked why Romney has trouble connecting with Hispanic voters.


Check out our new segment “The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States?
Find out during the Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment     

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"The Sip" with Coffee Black

Listen to the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show weekly for "The Sip" with Coffee Black!   The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News.

 

TanyaFree.com /Urban Views Weekly Poll

Picking up a lottery ticket has become routine for many Americans. One report reveals that one -third of all Americans 18 and older have bought at least one lottery ticket in the last 12 months.

How about you?   How often do you play the lottery?



 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder has testified eight times on Capitol Hill and provided over 7500 pages of documents related to Fast and Furious, a Mexican drug war operation that began in 2009,that he admits went terribly wrong resulting in the lost of illegal firearms ,two of which have been connected to the death of a federal agent.
Now, he has been cited for contempt by a congressional panel, thanks to Republicans, for failing to release materials related to an on-going investigation and court sealed wiretap applications.

Is this really contempt or simply political theater in an election year?



 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act this week which could affect the lives of millions of Americans and have profound legal and political implications in this already volatile Presidential election cycle.

How do you think the Supreme Court will rule?

 

Friday, June 22, 2012

"The Sip" with Coffee Black

Listen weekly for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News from Coffee Black. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Juneteenth

Many Americans celebrate July 4th  as the nation’s Independence Day, but for many African Americans, Juneteenth is the holiday that celebrates freedom and emancipation from slavery. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, however the official end of the Civil War was not until April 1865. In light of the slow methods of communication and minimal number of Union troops to enforce Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Texas slaves continued to live in bondage until June 18, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 troops arrived in Texas to enforce the emancipation of slaves. On June 19, legend says that General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to everyone while standing on a villa. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a combination of the word June and nineteenth. Former slaves in Galveston, Texas rejoiced in the streets with jubilant celebrations that became the start of the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery. As of 2011, 40 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation to officially recognize Juneteenth. Today, many continue to work to pass legislation in the U.S. Congress to establish Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics will include:
 

  • The centerpiece of the GOP’s strategy to blame President Obama for a failing economy seems to be falling on deaf ears for the majority of Americans. A recent poll has revealed that more than three years after President Obama took office, a majority of Americans still believe former President Bush deserves more of the blame for the struggling economy than President Obama.
  •  President Obama has given major attention to the agendas of the LGBT and Latino communities over the past weeks. Do you think the agenda of the African American community will receive similar attention considering the vast majority of African Americans are likely to support the President anyway?
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been condemned by some and labeled as a racist by others for tweeting the “N”word while attending a concert with friend Jay-Z  in Paris last week. She was actually tweeting the name of the song by Kanye West and Jay Z entitled “Ni**as in Paris”. Those offended by her use of the word reveals the contradiction of its use and acceptance from many in the Black community. The question is “Is it ever OK for a White person to use the “N” word.


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Tanya Free and Friends Radio celebrate Juneteenth!
 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TanyaFree.com /Urban Views Weekly Poll

Scientists in Tokyo have developed goggles that supposedly have the ability to alter the senses of people who want to lose weight. These goggles are designed to trick the mind into eating smaller portions of food. Researchers are curious if people looking to lose weight would try them out.

Would you try these Magic Goggles? What gimmicks or fad diets have you tried to lose weight?

Take a look at a snippet from ShopBlackBusiness.com TV. Remember to catch ShopBlackBusiness.com TV in Central Virginia presented by Urban Views Weekly Thursdays at 5:30am on the CW Richmond.
 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Next In Line?

President Obama has given major attention to the agendas of the LGBT and Latino communities over the past weeks.

Do you think the agenda of the African American community will receive similar attention considering the vast majority of African Americans are likely to support the President anyway? If so, what issues specific to the African American community do you think the President should address with the same sense of urgency and boldness?  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The centerpiece of the GOP’s strategy to blame President Obama for a failing economy seems to be falling on deaf ears for the majority of Americans. A recent poll has revealed that more than three years after President Obama took office, a majority of Americans still believe former President Bush deserves more of the blame for the struggling economy than President Obama.


What do you think? Who do you feel deserves the majority of the blame for today’s economy?

 

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day from all of us at Tanya Free and Friends Radio and TanyaFree.com

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brian Banks: NFL Prospect Gets a Second Chance

Check out this story of perseverance. Brian Banks spent 62 months in jail for a crime that he didn't commit.Feel free to post your comments or opinions!

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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  •  The 2012 Presidential campaign is heating up with attention grabbing TV and radio ads. According to the Washington Post, TV ad buys are typically the single largest expenditure of a presidential campaign. A reported 162 million dollars has been spent so far just on television with 63% of those ads defined as negative. 
  •  The dream of space travel for the masses will soon become a reality for anyone who can afford a hefty $200,000 price tag. A group of 500 celebrities are slated to pioneer space travel soon in Richard Branson’s new Virgin Galactic space program. Several states are now in the process of developing space ports for commercial suborbital and orbital spaceflight operations.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day, a day of celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of our father figures in society.  Being a Father is a lifelong role and responsibility that deserves the red carpet treatment every day. How do you plan to celebrate Father’s Day?   

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Tanya Free and Friends Radio celebrate Black Music Month!
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Urban Views Weekly Poll

Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day, a day of celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of our father figures in society.  Being a Father is a lifelong role and responsibility that deserves the red carpet treatment every day.   

How do you plan to celebrate Father’s Day?

    

 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ads,Ads and More Ads

The 2012 Presidential campaign is heating up with attention grabbing TV and radio ads. According to the Washington Post,TV ad buys are typically the single largest expenditure of a presidential campaign. A reported 162 million dollars has been spent so far just on television with 63% of those ads defined as negative.

How much of an influence will the ads have on your vote? 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The dream of space travel for the masses will soon become a reality for anyone who can afford a hefty $200,000 price tag. A group of 500 celebrities are slated to pioneer space travel soon in Richard Branson’s new Virgin Galactic space program. Several states are now in the process of developing space ports for commercial suborbital and orbital spaceflight operations.
     
Would you like to take a venture into outer space?



 

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter Hammon became the first African-American writer to be published in the United States. Hammon was born on October 17, 1711 on Long Island, New York and lived his life in slavery having never been emancipated as property of Henry and Rebecca Lloyd. Hammon lived with his parents on Lloyd Neck in the Manor house with the family. The Lloyds allowed Hammon's father, Obadiah, to learn to read and write and later allowed Hammon to attend school with the Lloyd children where he also learned to read and write. Hammon worked as a domestic servant, clerk, farmhand, and artisan in the Lloyd family business. He was often sent to New York City to negotiate trade deals for Henry Lloyd. The Lloyds practiced Christianity and introduced Hammon to Christianity which became the inspiration for many of his poems and sermons. Hammon also participated in new Revolutionary War groups such as the African Society in which he delivered what is known as the Hammon Address. Hammon also supported gradual emancipation as an end to slavery. At the age of seventy-six years old Hammon said, "If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves." He also said that, while he personally had no wish to be free, he did wish others,especially “the young Negroes, were free." Hammon's first work was published in 1761 and was titled, "An Evening Prayer". Hammon is considered one of the founders of African American literature. Hammon died sometime around 1806 and was buried in an unmarked grave.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of Jupiter Hammon.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Unbelievable!

Check out today's 'Wassup' video story and share your thoughts and comments. www.tanyafree.com

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 


Ervin Clarke, Publisher of Urban Views Weekly joins the conversation this week to tell us about  ShopBlackBusiness.com and ShopBlackBusiness.com TV .

 
This week’s topics include:

  •  Two white Richmond, VA policemen are reportedly under investigation for alleged threatening comments concerning President Obama during his recent re-election rally visit to Virginia.
  •  Bond has been revoked for George Zimmerman, admitted killer of unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman and his wife have been accused of lying to the court about how much money they had available when bond was set at $150,000 in April. Prosecutors say they had $135,000 available and that Zimmerman also failed to surrender a second passport.The defense says the finances are an innocent misunderstanding.


    TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

    How well do you like facebook? The social media network giant has been testing a new “Highlight” feature that will offer users a chance to boost the visibility of their updates for a fee.

    How do you feel about paying for social media? Would you pay to increase your visibility on facebook?  

    Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first African-American writer to be published in the United States? Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Urban Views Weekly Poll

How well do you like facebook? The social media network giant has been testing a new “Highlight” feature that will offer users a chance to boost the visibility of their updates for a fee.

How do you feel about paying for social media? Would you pay to increase your visibility on facebook?       

Monday, June 04, 2012

Misunderstanding?

Bond has been revoked for George Zimmerman, admitted killer of unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman and his wife have been accused of lying to the court about how much money they had available when bond was set at $150,000 in April. Prosecutors say they had $135,000 available and that Zimmerman also failed to surrender a second passport.
The defense says the finances are an innocent misunderstanding.
What do you think? Is this a misunderstanding or a true reflection of his lack of credibility?

Sunday, June 03, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has indicated that the escalating atrocities in Syria could trigger a military intervention. Pressure for military action is mounting on the Obama Administration officials who have supported diplomatic sanctions and international pressure to force a regime change.


What do you think? Should the United States intervene in Syria with military action?
 

Friday, June 01, 2012

Living Life With A Purpose

Still making a difference at the age of 100!