Thursday, October 31, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A quick search on the internet will reveal a growing number of competing specialized interracial dating sites. One site even boasts they are the site where it’s “OK to color outside the lines”.
What’s Your Take? How do you feel about interracial dating and marriage? Have you ever dated someone of a different race?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:

  •  Gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey heats up
  •  Interracial Dating gas become  big business on the internet
  •  Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, who is also a Democratic gubernatorial candidate has admitted to a lapse of judgment after being at a beach house party where high    school graduates were apparently indulging in underage drinking.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A quick search on the internet will reveal a growing number of competing specialized interracial dating sites. One site even boasts they are the site where it’s “OK to color outside the lines”What’s Your Take? How do you feel about interracial dating and marriage? Have you ever dated someone of a different race?

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Coffee Black joins the conversation LIVE in studio this week with the latest in sports , celebrity and entertainment news

  •  TD Jakes disses “Preachers of LA” What’s your take?

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week? Catch Coffee Black LIVE this Wednedsy on The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show! Updates on  Chris Brown, JayZ, Preachers of LA and MORE!

What's Your Take?

Treating yourself to expensive designer fashion at a high end department store shouldn’t be a crime if you are a person of color. Trayvon Christian, who is African American, has filed a lawsuit after being handcuffed, arrested and taken to the local precinct after purchasing a $350 belt from Barneys in New York City. Christian was reportedly released with an apology from the police.  The lawsuit alleges that as Christian exited the store, undercover officers approached him and asked “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt."


What your take? Have you ever been profiled while shopping? Tell us your story.



 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Weekly Poll

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, who is also a Democratic gubernatorial candidate  has admitted to a lapse of judgment  after being  at a  beach house party where high school graduates were apparently indulging in underage drinking. Gansler stated during a news conference that he stopped by the party to check on his son who was the party’s DJ.  

Gansler, who appeared in a 2012 Public Service Announcement, has been described as a “crusader against underage drinking.”Parents, you're the leading influence on your teen's decision not to drink," he said in the video. "It's never too early to talk with your kids about smart ways to say no."

What’s your take? Did the Attorney General have a moral and or legal obligation or responsibility to stop the suspected underage drinking that he has crusaded against?

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

GOP official ousted for 'lazy blacks' comment

Don Yelton, a local GOP official in North Carolina, has been forced to resign following an appearance this week on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" in which he made a series of racially charged remarks.

Watch the video and share your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2013 will take place on November 5, 2013, to elect the Governor of Virginia. Virginia is the only state that prohibits its Governor from serving immediate successive terms.Three candidates will appear on the ballot for Governor: Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the Attorney General of Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a businessman and the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Libertarian Robert Sarvis, a lawyer and businessman.


Have you made your decision? Do you plan to vote November 5th?



 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:

 The Richmond Free Press has announced it is dropping the Redskins nickname for the Washington NFL team from its pages, calling it racist, insulting and divisive.Our friend Raymond H. Boone, founder, editor and publisher of the Richmond Free Press, a progressive, prize-winning weekly newspaper with a readership of more than 135,000 joins the conversation this week.

  • Racial disparities continue to drive the mass incarceration of people of color according to a new report released by The Sentencing Project, which found that one in every three black men will go to prison in his lifetime.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2013 will take place on November 5, 2013, to elect the Governor of Virginia. Virginia is the only state that prohibits its Governor from serving immediate successive terms.
Three candidates will appear on the ballot for Governor: Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the Attorney General of Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a businessman and the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Libertarian Robert Sarvis, a lawyer and businessman.
Who do you think will become the next Governor of Virginia?


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.



 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP " For The Week?

 

Monday, October 21, 2013

What's Your Take?

A political cartoon in the New York Daily News with the caption"Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage "is raising eyebrows by comparing the Washington Redskins  logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.The Richmond Free Press has announced it is dropping the Redskins nickname for the Washington NFL team from its pages, calling it racist, insulting and divisive.

What’s Your Take? How do you feel about the suggestion that these symbols of heritage and pride are nothing more than blatant racism contributing to the seemingly growing racial divide in America? How do you define racism?

 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The recent shutdown has exposed the deep divide in the Republican Party thanks to Tea Party favorites like Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. A recent article has questioned what happened to the RNC pledge after the Romney loss to engage with minority voters and support more candidates of color.
What’s Your Take? Would a more diverse Republican Party minimize the influence of its extreme right wing faction? Is the GOP tent big enough to embrace more than a handful of Black Republicans?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

It’s that time, flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the flu season started in October and could last until May. The Center estimates that anywhere between 3,000 to 49,000 people a year die from flu in the United States, and up to 200,000 are sick enough to be hospitalized.
 
Do you plan to get a flu shot this season?  

         

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to the podcast HERE!

 

This week’s topics include:

  • What role has race played in the government shutdown?
  • Ben Carson: Obamacare Is Worst Thing To Happen In America 'Since Slavery'.Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin lead a protest at the WWII Memorial. Is it really about ObamaCare or is it about Obama?
  • Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy revisited

William R. Patterson of The Baron Solution Group will join the conversation with our friend Sonji Rollins Tucker of the Raymond Kendall Group  to discuss the M.O.S.E.S Movement        (Making Ourselves Economically Successful)

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

It’s that time, flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the flu season started in October and could last until May. The Center estimates that anywhere between 3,000 to 49,000 people a year die from flu in the United States, and up to 200,000 are sick enough to be hospitalized.
Do you plan to get a flu shot this season?
 

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.


 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

Is it about ObamaCare or Obama?

The suggestion that racial resentment in the GOP is behind the war on the Affordable Health Care Act which led to the shutdown has been a hot topic over the past couple of weeks. Reportedly, the single group that is most disproportionately likely to be excluded from health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act is poor African Americans because the Republican-controlled states where they live are refusing Medicaid expansion. Is it a coincidence that the majority of states in the Deep South have refused the free money from the federal government to expand Medicaid to cover the millions of American working poor who earn too much to qualify for the program now?
What’s Your Take? What role if any in your opinion has race played in the government shutdown? Is it about ObamaCare or Obama? Is this the NEW Southern Strategy?



 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll conducted during the government shutdown has revealed that 60% of Americans feel that the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people and that a major third party is needed.


What’s Your Take? Is a major third party the answer to Congressional gridlock? Would you vote for a Congressional third party candidate?



 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll


Last week’s United States Government shutdown has affected over 800 thousand federal workers, many of whom were abruptly faced with the prospect of no paycheck and the uncertainty of when the next paycheck will come. The last government shutdown in 1995-1996 lasted 21 days.   

Has the government shutdown affected you and your family?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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PODCAST HERE!

 
This week’s topics include:

  • The Government Shutdown Blame Game is in full swing. Both sides blame each other for the shutdown that has put upwards of 800 thousand federal workers in the street and put many services on hold. Texas Tea Party Freshman Senator Ted Cruz has been become the face of the shutdown and has even received criticism from his own party for prompting the government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it.
  • Miriam Carey, the 34 year old licensed dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn who led DC police on a high speed car chase last week from the White House to the Capitol suffered from post partum depression, according to her mother. The family of Miriam Carey, whose one-year-old daughter Erica was in the car with her during the encounter has questioned the use of deadly force by police. Law enforcement sources said Carey did not shoot a gun and there was no indication she had one.

  
Our friend Debbie Hines, the founder of Legalspeaks.com will join the conversation to discuss the Miriam Carey case.


Ms. Phyllis Giles will join us to discuss the case of her son Michael Giles a former U.S. Airman, who was sentenced under Florida’s 10-20-life statue for discharging a handgun to protect himself and flee from danger during a February 2010 incident shooting outside of a nightclub.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Last week’s United States Government shutdown has affected over 800 thousand federal workers, many of whom were abruptly faced with the prospect of no paycheck and the uncertainty of when the next paycheck will come. The last government shutdown in 1995-1996 lasted 21 days.   

 Has the government shutdown affected you and your family?

 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.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

What's Your Take?

Miriam Carey, the 34 year old licensed dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn who led DC police on a high speed car chase last week from the White House to the Capitol suffered from post partum depression, according to her mother. The family of Miriam Carey, whose one-year-old daughter Erica was in the car with her during the encounter has questioned the use of deadly force by police. Law enforcement sources said Carey did not shoot a gun and there was no indication she had one.


What’s Your Take? Was the use of deadly force justified?



 

Sunday, October 06, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Government Shutdown Blame Game is in full swing. Both sides blame each other for the shutdown that has put upwards of 800 thousand federal workers in the street and put many services on hold. Texas Tea Party Freshman Senator Ted Cruz has been become the face of the shutdown and has even received criticism from his own party for prompting the government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it.


What’s Your Take? Who do you hold responsible for the government shutdown?



 

Thursday, October 03, 2013

ObamaCare vs The Affordable Care Act

It's all in a name or is it? Watch the video and share your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com.

TanyaFree.com/Weekly Poll

The U.S. Army plans to implement new grooming standards that will ban new recruits with visible tattoos. The new regulation would prohibit tattoos below the elbow and knees as well as above the neckline.  
What’s your take? Do you agree with the barring of visible tattoos in the Army?    

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to the  Podcast Here


This week’s topics include:

  • Senator Ted Cruz and the Government Shutdown
  • Despite relentless efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment began October 1st. Etoy Ridgnal, the Director of African-American Engagement for Enroll America will join the conversation this week.

  • Marissa Alexander who is serving 20 years in prison for firing a shot at her estranged husband during an argument will get a new trial, though she will not be able to invoke a "stand your ground" defense, an appeals court ruled Thursday.Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard will join the conversation to update us on the  latest developments in the case.


 TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The U.S. Army plans to implement new grooming standards that will ban new recruits with visible tattoos. The new regulation would prohibit tattoos below the elbow and knees as well as above the neckline. What’s your take? Do you agree with the barring of visible tattoos in the Army?   

 
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.



 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" for the Week?