Friday, December 27, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Weekly Poll

The holidays are upon us and as we approach 2014, many of us will again begin to contemplate New Year’s resolutions. Nearly half of all Americans reportedly make New Year’s resolutions every year but very few actually achieve their goals. How about you? How successful have you been with last year's resolutions?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Jazzy Christmas Special


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 Christmas Day!Text TANYA to 72727 to share your holiday greetings! Join us for a Special Holiday Destination Jazz Edition of The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Christmas Day as you unwrap the presents! Even though we are away from the studio ,we are always ready to receive your comments and opinions 24/7 at Tanyafree.com

Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app .

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?

 A Recent USA Today article revealed that "nine in 10 Americans will celebrate Christmas this year, but a new poll shows that increasing numbers see the holiday as more tinsel than gospel truth. This year more than ever, Americans prefer that stores and businesses welcome them with the more generic "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" than "Merry Christmas," according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service."

What's Your Take ? What does Christmas mean to you and your family? Happy Holidays or  Merry Christmas?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Virginia State Students Address Media Coverage of Campus

Students at Virginia State University recently posted a video in response to media coverage of recent controversy and violence involving VSU students.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Before you dress for work today, you might want to check with your HR Department for "What Not To Wear." A lesson former CFO Melphine Evans learned after reportedly being dismissed for wearing “ethnic clothing and ethnic hairstyles that made her colleagues uncomfortable.    

    
What’s Your Take? Should ethnic attire or hairstyles be grounds for termination? Is there anything in your closet that could jeopardize your job?



 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Alternate Podcast Link


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. Text TANYA to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 APP.

Join us for a Special Holiday Edition of The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show!  We are taking a little R&R during the Holidays, but the conversation continues with “Tanya Free and Friends On Point". These are the conversations that go on and on in the studio after the show. If you ever wondered what happens during the breaks and after the show, this is a chance for you to listen in. Enjoy the conversations that didn’t make it on air!  Even though we are away from the studio,we are always  ready to receive your comments and opinions 24/7 at Tanyafree.com.

 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Madiba!

Another Tribute to Mandela Thanks to my friend Carol Griffin for sharing this!

Asimbonanga [we have not seen him]
Asimbonang' uMandela thina [we have not seen Mandela]
Laph'ekhona [in the place where he is]
Laph'ehleli khona [in the place where he is kept]

Asimbonanga
Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina [we have not seen our brother]
Laph'ekhona [in the place where he is]
Laph'wafela khona [in the place where he died]
Sithi: Hey, wena [We say: hey, you]
Hey, wena nawe [Hey, you and you]
Siyofika nini la' siyakhona [when will we arrive at our destination]

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mitch Malone

James David Mitchell, “Mitch Malone,” host of  the #1 rated “Quiet Storm on Radio One Richmond VA’s  KISS FM will forever be remembered not just for the unmistakable voice and mastery of the airwaves, but for his love of radio and his beloved Virginia State University and hometown of Petersburg, VA. In his final post on his Facebook page the Sunday before his death, he wrote that “as a youngster growing up in Petersburg, I had a dream, and only by the grace and mercy of God have I been able to live that dream in a major way. As Dr. (Martin Luther) King (Jr.) said, ‘Longevity has its place,’ and because of your love and support over all these years, I have enjoyed that longevity in an industry that rapidly changes.”
Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of our friend Mitch Malone.



Check out this video tribute from our friend ElBravador!

VSU pays tribute in this next video!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

PODCAST ALTERNATE LINK

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC  streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com

This week’s topics include:

  • We remember Nelson Mandela
  • Tanya Free and Friends remember radio legend Mitch Malone


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Advocacy groups in over 100 cities are hoping to build public support for raising the federal minimum wage to $15. President Obama has announced his support for legislation that, if passed, would mark the first significant increase to the federal minimum wage in more than four years to $10.10 an hour.
What’s Your Take? Should the minimum wage be increased? Is so, what do you think would be an appropriate federal minimum wage in today’s economic climate?


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


 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

Tanya Free and Friends Honor Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela  

An anti-apartheid revolutionary, a politician and a philanthropist are all characteristics to describe a great man, Nelson Mandela.  Born on July 18, 1918, Mandela dreamed of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle.  There is no dispute that he accomplished his dream.  Mandela dedicated his life to tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. He served a 27 year prison sentence and was only released in 1990 after international lobbying.  Upon his release, Mandela was elected to serve as the first black President of South Africa.   Having gained international acclaim, Mandela was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize among many others in his lifetime.  Mandela once said, “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Tanya Free and Friends honor and thank the father of South Africa for his dedication to justice.

We invite you to post your reflections on the life of Nelson Mandela here @ www.tanyafree.com

Monday, December 09, 2013

Nelson Mandela

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” A quote from Nelson Mandela , who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president.


What attributes should we adopt here in America from the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who will forever be known as an iconic international symbol of peace resistance and change?



 

Sunday, December 08, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Advocacy groups in over 100 cities are hoping to build public support for raising the federal minimum wage to $15. President Obama has announced his support for legislation that, if passed, would mark the first significant increase to the federal minimum wage in more than four years to $10.10 an hour.
What’s Your Take? Should the minimum wage be increased? If so, what do you think would be an appropriate federal minimum wage in today’s economic climate?

Friday, December 06, 2013

Champion of Freedom

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

As the Christmas shopping season gets underway, for the first time, a majority of Americans, 53%, say they are very or somewhat likely to do their Christmas shopping online this year according to a recent poll.

What’s Your Take? What percentage of your shopping will be online this year?



 

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Podcast Link

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC  streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com

This week’s topics include:

  • NFL and the “N”  Word ;The saga continues
  • Marrissa Alexander released on bond
  • Knockout Game: Real or Myth?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

As the Christmas shopping season gets underway , for the first time, a majority of Americans, 53%, say they are very or somewhat likely to do their Christmas shopping online this year according to a recent poll.
What’s Your Take? What percentage of your shopping will be online this year?

 



 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The "SIP" with Cofffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

Knockout Game :Real or Myth?

Random acts of violence by Black teens are sweeping the nation if you believe the accounts of many in the mainstream media. The so called Knockout Game takes place when young people randomly assault strangers in an attempt to knock them out with one punch.  Suggestions that these attacks are racially motivated have only added to the fear in urban communities.
What’s Your Take? Should a few documented instances of knockouts by teens support the claims of an epidemic? What do you think is behind the sensationalism?



 

Sunday, December 01, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Los Angeles could be the next urban community to ban feeding the homeless in public spaces. The proposed ordinance would address loitering by restricting giving food to the disadvantaged, only allowing it to happen in areas like homeless shelters and soup kitchens.


What’s your take? How do feel about banning the feeding of the needy? Do you think the old adage “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” applies here?