Thursday, February 28, 2013

All For One?

Do you play the lottery? How about a work or group lottery pool? There are some things that might just be best done alone and playing the lottery seems to be one of them. Just ask the eight employees in a court battle over a jackpot winning ticket. The purchaser of the ticket for the group claims the winning ticket is actually her ticket purchased separately and not the group’s pooled lottery ticket. Confused? Watch the video and post your comments.     

What do you think?  Who deserves the cash?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast




This week’s topics:

  • The NRA has launched a national program that they claim will help protect schools from future incidents of violence by utilizing armed resource officers in every single school in the city.
  • The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act which defines marriage as between one man and one woman
  • President Obama urges Congress to stop the sequester -- the automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security from taking effect on March 1.
  • As we approach the end of another Black History Month, we will revisit the relevance of Black History Month. Is Black History Month Still Relevant?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The “Tebow bill” — named for quarterback Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled in Florida but was allowed to play football at his local high school failed to pass in the Virginia senate last week.
Should home schoolers be allowed to play in public school sports?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The “Tebow Bill” — named for quarterback Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled in Florida but was allowed to play football at his local high school failed to pass in the Virginia Senate.Advocates for the legislation believe that their tax dollars that support public education entitles home schooled children to participate in public school sports programs. Opponents contend families had a choice to enroll their children in public schools where they have a right to try out for sports teams and that children schooled at home don't have to sit in classrooms all day and be subject to the same testing as those in local schools.
What’s your take? Should home schoolers be allowed to play in public school sports?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Conflicting Views

The NRA has launched a national program that they claim will help protect schools from future incidents of violence by utilizing armed resource officers in every single school in the city. Missing from their plan is any reference to any restrictions on gun sales or expanding background checks or how these armed resource officers would be paid. In contrast, a recent poll revealed that a majority of Americans favor stricter gun control laws and a nationwide ban on semi-automatic weapons as part of a strategy to reduce gun violence. This same poll indicated that Americans believe controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting the right to own guns.
What’s your take? What is the answer to protecting schools and reducing gun violence in America?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act. DOMA, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, has been found unconstitutional by lower courts. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argues: "The law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples who are legally married under state law an array of important federal benefits that are available to legally married opposite-sex couples. A recent poll revealed that “three-quarters of voters (75%) believe that [same-sex marriage] is a Constitutional right.”

What’s your take? Should the Defense of Marriage Act be repealed? Is same sex marriage a constitutional right?



 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

How will the sequester affect you?

President Obama urges Congress to stop the sequester -- the automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security from taking effect on March 1. Many Americans simply do not understand the sequester and how it may affect them.Looming crisis or political hype?Find out more about the sequester here on TanyaFree.com. Do you think Congress will or should stop these automatic cuts?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Demand A Plan

 NFL Greats  Join Celebrities To " DEMAND A PLAN" On End Gun Violence

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation!



This week’s topics:

  • The Christopher Dorner case has resulted in emotions ranging from fear to outrage and even sympathy for Dorner. What’s Your Take? Do you agree with those who condemn the killings, but  sympathize with his motives?
  • The City of Los Angeles along with other jurisdictions, groups and private donors put up a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of ex-LA Cop Christopher Dorner. Who, if anyone should be entitled to the reward money?
  • NY Congressman Charlie Rangel believes for real equality, the US should reinstate the draft and open it up to women.
  • John McNeil who was convicted of murder in 2005 for the shooting death of Brian Epp, the contractor who worked on McNeil’s home walked out of a Georgia Courtroom a free man last week.

    TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

    It’s official! Saturday mail delivery will be a thing of the past in a few months. Just 34 percent of Americans say they use the Post Office all the time for correspondence and bills. The percentage of respondents that never use the Post Office has more than doubled since last year. How often do you use the US Post Office? How do you feel about not receiving mail on Saturday?

    Check out The "SIP" with Coffee Black!
     

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

TanyaFree.com /Urban Views Weekly Poll

It’s official! Saturday mail delivery will be a thing of the past in a few months. Just 34 percent of Americans say they use the Post Office all the time for correspondence and bills. The percentage of respondents that never use the Post Office has more than doubled since last year. How often do you use the US Post Office? How do you feel about not receiving mail on Saturday?





 

Monday, February 18, 2013

What's Your Take?

The Christopher Dorner case has resulted in emotions ranging from fear to outrage and even sympathy for Dorner. The former Los Angeles Police Department officer allegedly killed four people in revenge for his firing. Dorner’s Manifesto posted on FACEBOOK portrayed him as a victim of institutional racism that dared to cross the Blue Line to report a sergeant for brutality.

Do you agree with those who condemn the killings, but  sympathize with his motives?
 
 

Should America Reinstate The Draft?

NY Congressman Charlie Rangel believes for real equality, the US should reinstate the draft and open it up to women. He further states that the draft would force America to think twice about involvement in wars. Those who did not want to perform military service could instead apply to serve in the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps. Unlike the last time the draft was implemented in the United States, there would be no exception for students in college or universities.

What’s your take? Should America reinstate the draft?



 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The City of Los Angeles along with other jurisdictions, groups and private donors put up a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of ex-LA Cop Christopher Dorner. The problem with the reward is Dorner was never captured but died after a shootout and fire at a California mountain cabin. Camp Ranger Rick Heltebrake whose truck was stolen after Dorner put a gun to his head and Karen and Jim Reynolds, the couple who encountered Dorner in their condo before the carjacking have been mentioned as possible recipients of the reward

The million dollar question is who, if anyone should be entitled to the reward money?
 
 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Doing the Right Thing!

Money is tight for siblings Katie and Ryan Moi, but when they found $13,000 on the street, they still immediately decided to return the cash to its rightful owner.

Watch today's Good News "Wassup"video and share your comments here on TanyaFree.com!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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DICK GREGORY

ACTIVIST, PHILOSOPHER, ANTI-DRUG CRUSADER, COMEDIAN, AUTHOR, ACTOR ,RECORDING ARTIST, NUTRITIONIST AND FRIEND RETURNS TO THE TANYA FREE AND FRIENDS TALK SHOW THIS WEEK!


This week’s topics:
 

  •  The State of the Union and the State of Black America
  •  Drone strikes on U.S. citizens abroad is approved.
  •  Spike Lee has a problem with the movie Django. Tanya Free and Friends went to the movies and will share our thoughts.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


The theme of Black History Month 2013 is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  African Americans continue to make groundbreaking strides in all major and minor industries in both the United States and abroad-- inspiring change and giving life to change agents.

Name three Modern Day African American trailblazers in your community.

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

The "SIP" with Coffee Black. Visit Coffee's new web page @ thesipwithcoffeeblack.com!  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

TanyaFree.com / UrbanViews Weekly Poll

The theme of Black History Month 2013 is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  African Americans continue to make groundbreaking strides in all major and minor industries in both the United States and abroad-- inspiring change and giving life to change agents.

Name three Modern Day African American trailblazers in your community.
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Buck Stops Where?

A Justice Department memo, given to select members of Congress last year, says the U.S. government can use lethal force against American citizens overseas who are operational leaders of al Qaeda or its affiliates. The Supreme Court has also held that the military may use force against an American who is part of enemy forces.
Do you think drone strikes on U.S. citizens abroad should have some sort of judicial oversight?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

President Obama has endorsed a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and the public approves, according to a new poll. The poll indicated that the majority of Americans support a pathway for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.

What’s your take?  Do you support a pathway to citizenship as part of a comprehensive immigration reform package?



 

Friday, February 08, 2013

Separate But Not Equal

 Watch this week's Black History Month Video and share your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 Join the Conversation! Today @ 2pmET!

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This week’s topics:
  • The theme of Black History Month 2013 is “At the crossroads of Freedom and Equality” marking two important anniversaries in the history of African Americans; the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Does Black History Month need a second look? Is Black History Month relevant in 2013?
  • Tavis Smiley and Cornel West lashed out at President Obama recently for using Dr. King’s bible at the inauguration.
  • Should the Boy Scouts lift the ban on gays?
  • How do you feel about the President’s proposals for gun reform?
TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll
 
The basic necessities of life include food, water, air, shelter and clothing. It seems as though the cell phone is now considered a basic necessity for many. Has our dependence on cell phones turned into an unhealthy obsession?
Are you addicted to your cell phone? How long can you go without talking, texting or surfing the web?  
 
 Mark your calendars ! NEXT WEEK February 13th : Our friend Dick Gregory returns to the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show! 

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The basic necessities of life include food, water, air, shelter and clothing. It seems as though the cell phone is now considered a basic necessity for many. Has our dependence on cell phones turned into an unhealthy obsession?
Are you addicted to your cell phone? How long can you go without talking, texting or surfing the web?  

Monday, February 04, 2013

Is Black History Month Relevant in 2013?

The theme of Black History Month 2013 is “At the crossroads of Freedom and Equality” marking two important anniversaries in the history of African Americans; the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. While we reflect on these and other milestones this February, the question of how we celebrate our history and prepare for our future is a question that has been reverberating in our communities for years. The question of whether Black History Month is still necessary and viable is the subject of my question this week. Does Black History Month need a second look? Is Black History Month relevant in 2013?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Given the chance to vote "for" or "against" each of nine key proposals included in President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, Americans support all nine according to a recent poll. It revealed that Americans are most likely to be in favor of requiring background checks for all gun sales, increasing funding for mental health programs aimed at youth, increasing funding for programs to train law enforcement and schools in responding to active armed attacks, and increasing criminal penalties for people who buy guns for others -- so-called straw purchasers.

 How about you? Would you vote for the President’s plan to reduce gun violence?