Saturday, November 30, 2013

Group wants end of N-word in NFL

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an influential group that promotes diversity and job equality in the NFL, called on players Thursday to stop using the N-word on the field after highly publicized incidents involving the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins.

 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Be Thankful!

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 27, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

We are taking a break this week. Check out a rebroadcast of our November 13th broadcast ON DEMAND HERE!

WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com @ 2pm EDT..
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This week’s topics include:

  • Kanye West’s latest publicity stunt of including the Confederate Battle Flag on several pieces of his tour merchandise has found both supporters and detractors.
  • Richie Incognito spoke in-depth for the first time since his indefinite suspension, describing the Miami Dolphins' locker-room environment as a place where threats and racial slurs were considered acceptable and jovial behavior
  • Dave Wilson, an electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city’s lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

In a recent study, just 53% of U.S. workers said they liked or loved their jobs, with 15% saying they disliked or hated their jobs. That was the highest level of dissatisfaction among workers surveyed in seven countries. Another 31% were merely satisfied.


What’s Your Take? Are you happy with your job?



 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Addressing the nation from the State Dining Room Saturday, President Obama said that the United States -- together with close allies and partners -- has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry stated,”If this first step leads to what is our ultimate goal – which is a comprehensive agreement – that will make the world safer.” Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting Sunday morning that "What was achieved last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement. It was a historic mistake. Today the world becomes a much more dangerous place….”


What’s Your Take? Will this agreement lead to a safer or more dangerous world?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Mounting pressure to change the nickname of the Washington Redskins has put the spotlight on other teams including college and high schools to remove discriminatory nicknames .Attend a Coachella Valley High School football game in Southern California and you may be surprised to see belly dancers performing at halftime shows. Spectators also will find a black-bearded mascot wearing a headscarf urging fans to root for the team. Some school alumni have defended the “ARAB” mascot, saying it’s a matter of pride.


What’s your take? Is it time to remove discriminatory mascots from all sports?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to the podcast HERE!


This week’s topics include:

  • Anticipation surrounding this past weekend’s scheduled CIAA Football Championship game between Winston-Salem State University and Virginia State University quickly turned into disappointment for fans after the game was cancelled by conference officials amid allegations that the quarterback for Winston-Salem State was attacked by one or more Virginia State players in a restroom at a pre-game luncheon celebration.
  • Racial tensions are growing surrounding the case of a Detroit-area man who shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

In the first-ever study of people serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union found that at least 3,278 prisoners fit this category in federal and state prisons combined.Jennifer Turner ,the Human Rights Researcher in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)'s Human Rights Program joins the conversation this week.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Mounting pressure to change the nickname of the Washington Redskins has put the spotlight on other teams including college and high schools to remove discriminatory nicknames.
What’s your take? Is it time to remove discriminatory nicknames and mascots from all sports?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Self Defense?

Racial tensions are growing surrounding the case of a Detroit-area man who shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Theodore Paul Wafer has been charged with second-degree murder, after days of pressure from her relatives seeking an arrest. McBride was killed when she went to 54-year-old Wafer's porch seeking help after a car crash, according to authorities. McBride was "bloodied, disoriented and appeared to be confused" after the crash, according to witnesses, Wafer, who claimed the 12 gauge shotgun went off by accident, was also charged with manslaughter and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The prosecutor would not comment on allegations that race played a factor.
What’s Your Take? Do you think race is a factor in this case? Did the homeowner reasonably believe he was acting in self-defense? Will justice be served?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Right Call?

Anticipation surrounding this past weekend’s scheduled CIAA Football Championship game between Winston-Salem State University and Virginia State University quickly turned into disappointment for fans after the game was cancelled by conference officials. News reports reveal allegations that the quarterback for Winston-Salem State was attacked by one or more Virginia State players in a restroom at a pre-game luncheon celebration. The CIAA Volleyball Championship game was also cancelled as a result of the incident.  

What’s Your Take?  Was the cancellation of the games the right call? Amid accusations of bullying and accusations of a culture of hazing and abuse in the NFL, what actions do you think should be implemented in the college and pro ranks to send a strong message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstances?   

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Nearly two in three uninsured Americans say they will get insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, rather than pay a fine as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while one in four say they will pay the fine according to a recent poll.

 What’s Your Take? Would you be more likely to get the insurance or would you pay the fine?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen To The Podcast Here!

WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com @ 2pm EDT.
Studio Lines will be open @ (804) 321 1010 or Text TANYA to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Can’t listen Live? No problem! The podcast will be posted by 6pmEDT tonight.
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This week’s topics include:

  • Kanye West’s latest publicity stunt of including the Confederate Battle Flag on several pieces of his tour merchandise has found both supporters and detractors.
  • Richie Incognito spoke in-depth for the first time since his indefinite suspension, describing the Miami Dolphins' locker-room environment as a place where threats and racial slurs were considered acceptable and jovial behavior
  • Dave Wilson, an electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city’s lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Nearly two in three uninsured Americans say they will get insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, rather than pay a fine as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while one in four say they will pay the fine according to a recent poll.
What’s Your Take? Would you be more likely to get the insurance or would you pay the fine?


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

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Monday, November 11, 2013

What's Your Take?

Kanye West’s latest publicity stunt of including the Confederate Battle Flag on several pieces of his tour merchandise  has found both supporters and detractors. West stated "The Confederate flag represented slavery in a way. That's my abstract take on what I know about it, right? So I wrote the song, 'New Slaves.' So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It's my flag now. Now what you gonna do?"


What's Your Take? Publicity stunt aside,how do you feel about the suggestion that co- opting a symbol that in this case has split our nation since 1861 can somehow detract from its original intent?  



 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Year round schools in America have been around in different forms since the 1800’s. School systems across the country are now looking at year round school schedules especially in districts with a predominance of failing schools. More than 3,000 year-round schools enrolled more than 2 million students in the United States according to recent estimates.
What’s Your Take? Do you support year round public education? Do you think year-round schools will have a more positive effect on student achievement?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

New York City may soon restrict the sale of cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 years old. City lawmakers approved a bill - which raises from 18 to 21, the purchasing age for cigarettes and another that sets a minimum $10.50-a-pack price for tobacco cigarettes while stepping up law enforcement efforts  on illegal tobacco sales. Smoking restriction laws are also being considered in other several states.             

What’s Your Take? Do you support raising the minimum age to purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21? 

         

 

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to today's show HERE


                                            
This week’s topics include:

  • Results are in! McCauliffe squeaks out a victory in Virginia and Christie wins in a landslide in NJ.
  • The movie “12 Years A Slave” has been the buzz of Hollywood the past couple of weeks.There are nearly 21 million people that are still victims of forced labor across the world, trapped in jobs which they were coerced or deceived into and which they cannot leave, according to 2012 statistics from the International Labour Organization. What is your definition of Modern Day Slavery and what do we need to do to become truly free?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

New York City may soon restrict the sale of cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 years old. City lawmakers approved a bill - which raises from 18 to 21, the purchasing age for cigarettes and another that sets a minimum $10.50-a-pack price for tobacco cigarettes while stepping up law enforcement efforts on illegal tobacco sales. Smoking restriction laws are also being considered in other several states.What’s Your Take? Do you support raising the minimum age to purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21?

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


 

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

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Modern Day Slavery

The movie “12 Years a Slave”, the story of Soloman Northrup, a free Black man who was kidnapped in Washington DC in 1841 and sold into slavery has been the buzz of Hollywood the past couple of weeks.  Northrup, stripped of life as a free man was forced to labor in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being freed. There are nearly 21 million people that are still victims of forced labor across the world, trapped in jobs which they were coerced or deceived into and which they cannot leave, according to 2012 statistics from the International Labour Organization.  Human trafficking, cyber sex trafficking and the growing industrial prison complex are just some examples of how many of us are still enslaved in this 21st century.   

What is your definition of Modern Day Slavery and what do we need to do to become truly free?

Sunday, November 03, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Many African Americans have stated that they choose not to see films like “12 Years  a Slave” because they don’t want to see more films depicting the downtrodden parts of black history according to a recent article. Reasons include wanting distance from victimization and distance from a history not of their own making? What’s your take? Is blocking out the victimization of ancestors a pathway or is it a barrier to healing?

Do you plan to see the movie 12 Years A Slave?