Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports,Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

NBC is reportedly shelling out $ 1.3 billion to broadcast the Summer Olympics and is expecting to increase its brand via a huge captive audience. Are you a part of the audience?

How many hours of Olympic coverage have you watched?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Give Me A Break!

The issue of perceived racist comments by African Americans has caused many to question whether so called political correctness has gotten out of control. Politico’s Joe Williams lost his job a few weeks ago for inferring that Mitt Romney is more comfortable with “White Folks”. Was that a racist statement? Closer to home, one of my panelists was labeled a racist last week for statements about White people and their conquests around the globe. This self described brother accused me of being a racist simply for my silence and for refusing to ban my panelist for life. (see comments posted Wed July 25) Give me a break, aren’t these the same right wing nut jobs that conveniently invoke the first amendment to justify throwing every slur and epithet at our first African American President?

My question this week is what is YOUR definition of racism and does a Black person really have the ability and power to be racist?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Mitt Romney’s wealth has been at the forefront of this year’s Presidential campaign. A recent report reveals that the average millionaire is about 60 years old and  86% of them describe themselves as “self made.” Most of the respondents felt that $1 million is not really enough money to feel wealthy and they would need an additional $5 million to be comfortable.

How much money would make you feel comfortable?  



 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Blunderer in Chief ?

GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney criticizes London 2012 Olympics 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Martin Robison Delany

Martin Robison Delany was born free in Charles Town, West Virginia on May 6, 1812. During his childhood, his family fled north when his mother faced prosecution for educating her children, an act that was prohibited for blacks in what was then known as Virginia. During his adult years, Delany became very active in the black nationalism movement.  Delany published a weekly newspaper advocating abolition, but later joined efforts with Frederick Douglass to become co-editor of Douglass's newspaper, North Star.   In response to the growing health crisis of the time, Delany apprenticed under several physicians. With letters from local doctors attesting to his skill, he applied to and was admitted as one of the first few black men to attend Harvard Medical School in 1849. However, shortly thereafter his admission was rescinded due to outrage from the white community.  Following medical school, Delany wrote The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered, the first widely read call for black nationalism.  After a long trip to Liberia, Delany eventually resolved himself to remaining in the United States to work for the emancipation of slaves, rather than creating a colony in Liberia. Delany went on to become the first black line field officer in the U.S. Army and achieving the highest rank an African American would reach during the Civil War.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy and contributions of Martin Robinson Delany.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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This week’s topics include:

  • One of the weapons used in last week’s horrific Colorado massacre was banned in the United States from 1994 until 2004 under the Federal Assault weapons ban. The military style semi automatic AR-15 assault rifle can carry a magazine with more than 30 rounds. Politicians including former PA Governor Ed Rendell and NY mayor Michael Bloomberg are urging legislators to revisit the gun-control debate.
  • What role should gun control play in the Presidential election?
  •  Reportedly 9 to 10 percent of likely US voters are undecided. Who are these undecided voters and what do they need to hear or see to make their decision.


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

Living Life With A Purpose!


Who is known to some as the first radical proponent of American Black nationalism?
 Find out during the TanyaFree.com Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment    
 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Blacks are among the most likely in the United States to be very obese, with about 9% falling into obese class II and 6% obese class III -- the highest Body Mass Index (BMI) categories according to a recent poll.The World Health Organization defines a normal BMI range as being 18.50 to 24.99.


Do you know your BMI?


The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports,Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Question of the Week

One of the weapons used in last week’s horrific Colorado massacre was banned in the United States from 1994 until 2004 under the Federal Assault weapons ban .The military style semi automatic AR-15 assault rifle can carry a magazine with more than 30 rounds. Politicians including former PA Governor Ed Rendell and NY mayor Michael Bloomberg are urging legislators to revisit the gun-control debate.

What do you think? What possible rationale would justify the continued sale of these deadly high power assault rifles?



 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Undecided?

Reportedly 9 to 10 percent of likely US voters are undecided. Who are these undecided voters and what do they need to hear or see to make their decision?
Do you really believe that there are that many voters are on the fence? Is your mind made up?



 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Why?

Horror in Colorado

 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Eugene Jacques Bullard

Eugene Bullard born October 9, 1895 in Columbus, Georgia fled the United States at an early age after witnessing his father’s near death experience by an attempted lynching.  Bullard wandered aboard a ship bound for Scotland at the age of twelve in hopes of reaching France. He entered the world of boxing at age 16. Bullard fought as a lightweight in Britain and other parts of Western Europe, but eventually settled in France, finding what his father said to be true --- “in France a man is accepted as a man regardless of the color of his skin.” 

Bullard joined the French Foreign Legion at the start of World War I in 1914. Twice wounded, he was removed from infantry duty and was awarded for his bravery. Despite not being able to return to infantry duty, he joined the French Flying Corp. Bullard became the first Black military pilot. He flew twenty missions shooting down two enemy aircraft.

Bullard was seriously wounded after rejoining the French Army. Escaping the Germans,   he fled to the United States. The American Air Force recruited air pilots when the United States entered the war, but Bullard’s application was ignored.  He was posthumously commissioned a Second Lieutenant the United States Air force

Tanya Free and Friends honor the life and contributions of Eugene Bullard.  

   

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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 This week’s topics include:

  • The US Olympic Committee’s decision to dress TEAM USA in Ralph Lauren Chinese manufactured gear has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Sen.    Bob Casey stated "The U.S. Olympic Committee was 100 percent wrong to outsource the manufacturing of U.S. uniforms for the opening ceremony to China."
  • Chicago’s murder rate is reportedly up 38% compared to this time last year, with the majority of the 270 murders described as gang related. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said “It’s not about crime, it’s about values.”

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

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A recent report revealed 70% of African American children cannot swim and that African American children between the ages of 5 and 14 are three times more likely to drown than white children in the same age range.Has your child taken swimming lessons?

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first Black military pilot?

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"The Sip" with Coffee Black

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

Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the  Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A recent report revealed 70% of African American children cannot swim and that African American children between the ages of 5 and 14 are three times more likely to drown than white children in the same age range.

Has your child taken swimming lessons?

 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Is it About Values?

Chicago’s murder rate is reportedly up 38% compared to this time last year, with the majority of the 270 murders described as gang related. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said “It’s not about crime, it’s about values.”

What do you think is behind this violent upswing of gang on gang violence? What suggestions would you give to the Mayor to curtail the gang murders in Chicago?


Sunday, July 15, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The US Olympic Committee’s decision to dress TEAM USA in Ralph Lauren Chinese manufactured gear has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Sen. Bob Casey stated "The U.S. Olympic Committee was 100 percent wrong to outsource the manufacturing of U.S. uniforms for the opening ceremony to China." Ralph Lauren has since agreed to manufacture future uniforms domestically.

Does it matter to you that TEAM USA will be wearing outfits made in China?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Senator Yvonne B. Miller

Breaking both gender and color barriers, Yvonne B. Miller was the first African American woman elected to the Virginia State Legislature. Born July 4, 1934 in Edenton North Carolina, Miller grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where she graduated from the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College. A career educator, Miller taught in Norfolk Public Schools. She earned her Master’s degree from Teacher’s College of Columbia University followed by a doctorate in Education from The University of Pittsburgh. Miller was a professor and served as head of the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Norfolk State University where she later retired Professor Emeritus in 2000.
 
Miller was first elected to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1984 and was elected to the Virginia Senate in 1988. Senator Miller has been at the forefront of the fight to make Virginia a better place for children and their families. Miller was the longest serving female in the legislature.

It is important for our children to understand just how valuable they are. They have been made in the image and likeness of God. And, because he makes no junk, we have to let them know that they all are very special. We also need to let them know that they are gorgeous... they are smart... they are talented. They can do anything they set their minds to. I can't help but to remind them of that. Why do I do that? Because it is important to me to serve people.

- Senator Yvonne B. Miller


Tanya Free and Friends Radio honor the life and legacy of – Senator Yvonne B. Miller



 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden attends the NAACP Conference

Vice President Joe Biden fills in for President Obama at the NAACP Convention in Houston,Texas. What's your take?

 

Mitt Romney Addresses the NAACP

In case you missed it,here is the video of Governor Romney's address to the NAACP 2012 Convention.What's your take?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Racial tension again tests Jasper, Texas where James Byrd, an African American was dragged to his death tied to the back of a pickup truck driven by three White men fourteen years ago. The firing of the first African American Police Chief is at the center of the latest racial divide.

Attorney Cade Bernsen with The Bernsen Law Firm joins the conversation this week from Beaumont Texas to discuss the case.



This week’s topics will also include:
 

  • A Florida lifeguard made the news last week when he was fired for saving a life. That’s right, saving a life! He admittedly disregarded rules and policy by leaving his zone to save the life of a man drowning in unprotected waters. Six of his fellow lifeguards were also fired for saying they would have done the same thing.


  • The US unemployment rate continues to hover around 8%. Only 80,000 jobs were added in June which was the third consecutive month of less than projected job growth. The President stated that “businesses have created 4.4 million jobs over the past 28 months and 500,000 new manufacturing jobs “and “that’s a step in the right direction.”


  • President Obama sets the stage for new Bush tax cut debates


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 woman elected to the Virginia State Legislature?

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

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

Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the  Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Tanyafree.com/ Urban Views Weekly Poll

A recent survey has revealed that Americans who read e-books read significantly more than those without e-book devices. How about you?

How many e-books have you read in the past year?



 

Monday, July 09, 2012

Doing The Right Thing?

A Florida lifeguard made the news last week when he was fired for saving a life. That’s right, saving a life! He admittedly disregarded rules and policy by leaving his zone to save the life of a man drowning in unprotected waters. Six of his fellow lifeguards were also fired for saying they would have done the same thing.

What do you think? Did he do the right thing? Given the company’s policy, what does this say about the state of our society and moral values? 

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The US unemployment rate continues to hover around 8%. Only 80,000 jobs were added in June which was the third consecutive month of less than projected job growth. The President stated that “businesses have created 4.4 million jobs over the past 28 months and 500,000 new manufacturing jobs" and “that’s a step in the right direction.”

Do you think the current status of the job market will negatively affect the President’s chances of re-election in November?

Friday, July 06, 2012

VIP Influence Peddling

 

Check this story of  sweetheart deals given to some members of Congress, their staffers and other government employees  from former mortgage-lender Countrywide Financial. They received the deals as part of  a special “VIP program,” according to a report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show will be taking a break this week. As America celebrates Independence Day, I invite you to take a moment to reflect on what freedom means to you.

How do you define freedom? What does it mean to be truly free?

Share your comments with us @ tanyafree.com or leave your answer on my voice mail @ 804 321 1010.We will share your responses when we return to the studio July 11th @ 2pm for the NEW expanded 90 minute Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.

Have a safe holiday from all of us @ Tanya Free and Friends Radio!

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Declaration of Independence

Independence Day, a federal holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain is celebrated every July. While America celebrates July 4th as the nation’s Independence Day, June 19th is recognized by many African Americans as our unique Independence Day, celebrating freedom and emancipation from slavery.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863. In light of the slow methods of communication and minimal number of Union troops to enforce Lincoln’s 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 the slaves.


Legend says that General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to everyone while standing on a villa June 19th 1865. 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.


Today, information travels at the speed of light, but we so often are still the last to get the news of issues that affect our very being and existence. I encourage you to join me in a declaration of independence from a lack of information and misinformation. We cannot afford to sit back and wait to be freed from the social ills that affect us as a community.


Live Life With A Purpose!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Coffee Black returns today with a special edition of The "Sip" highlighting the BET Awards.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Over 55% of Americans exercise for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week according to a recent poll.

How about you? How often do you exercise?



Monday, July 02, 2012

The "Sip " with Coffee Black

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