Sunday, March 31, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Justices Scalia and Thomas broke ranks with fellow conservatives last week when the Supreme Court ruled that police could not bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect's property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision that may limit how investigators use dogs' sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell.


What’s your take? Will the decision compromise safety? Do you agree with the decision that police must obtain a warrant before searching your property?

Peace And Blessings

Peace And Blessings To You On This Easter Sunday!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Permission

Imagine asking the same question a million times over. Watch Today's  WASSUP video and share your comments and opinions. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join The Conversation!

 


Kathleen Day from The Center for Responsible Lending joins the conversation this week to share information on bank payday loans. These loans are the same as regular payday loans, designed to trap the borrower in debt by forcing them to take out the same loan over and over again-----with triple-digit interest rates.



This week’s topics:

  • Congressional Black Caucus Chairwomen Rep. Marcia Fudge and NY Representative Charlie Rangel are among those voicing concerns about the absence of diversity in President Obama’s cabinet.
  • Basketball is in the air and on the airwaves. TV ad revenue alone for the 2012 NCAA Basketball tournament reportedly surpassed the $1 billion mark second only to the NFL in terms of ad sales for a postseason sporting event.With millions made in ads and seven figure salaries for top tier coaches, has the time come for student athletes to be compensated for their efforts and receive what many perceive as their fair share of the pie?
  • It is about two years before the Iowa Presidential caucuses, but prognosticators are already laying odds on who will be the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees for President.How would you vote if the elections were held today?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Have the Recent Problems Aboard Cruise Ships Deterred You from Considering Taking a Cruise?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

The "SIP" with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Have the recent problems aboard cruise ships deterred you from considering taking a cruise?

Monday, March 25, 2013

March Madness?

Basketball is in the air and on the airwaves. TV ad revenue alone for the 2012 NCAA Basketball tournament reportedly surpassed the $1 billion mark second only to the NFL in terms of ad sales for a postseason sporting event. With millions made in ads and seven figure salaries for top tier coaches, has the time come for student athletes to be compensated for their efforts and receive what many perceive as their fair share of the pie?



 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

It is about two years before the 2016 Iowa Presidential caucuses, but prognosticators are already laying odds on who will be the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees for President. Recent polls have Florida Senator Marco Rubio leading the pack with NJ Governor Chris Christie, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the GOP hunt. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the Democratic frontrunner followed by Vice President Joe Biden and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. How would you vote if the elections were held today?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Defense of Slavery at CPAC?

 

A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to an encore presentation of our February 13 broadcast  today @ 2pmET on WCLM1450AM and Tanya Free and Friends Radio on LIVE365.com and ON DEMAND HERE @ TanyaFree.com


ACTIVIST, PHILOSOPHER, ANTI-DRUG CRUSADER, COMEDIAN, AUTHOR, ACTOR RECORDING ARTIST, NUTRITIONIST AND FRIEND DICK GREGORY 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.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Two-thirds of Americans favor limiting the sale of unhealthy food in schools including restricting “competitive foods” from snack bars and vending machines. What’s your take?
Should junk food be banned in public schools?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Diversity?

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwomen Rep. Marcia Fudge has raised concerns about the absence of diversity in President Obama’s cabinet. NY Representative Charlie Rangel has described the lack of diversity as “embarrassing as hell”. The President has reportedly filled ten vacancies over the past three months and has yet to appoint an African American. Three top level positions remain open. What’s your take?

Why do you think as he enters his second term, President Obama is  behind both Presidents’ Clinton and  GW Bush when it comes to the numbers of African Americans in his cabinet?



 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Transportation Security Administration has come under fire for its recent decision to lift the ban on items including pocket knives on airplanes. The chief of the TSA insists that small folding knives would not enable a terrorist on an airplane. The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which represents nearly 90,000 flight attendants, stated that it was coordinating a nationwide campaign to work to reverse the policy due to growing resentment among flight attendant and some airlines.


What’s your take? Will pocket knives on planes present a threat?        

  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Robert Reich and the Minimum Wage

Robert Reich On Why Raising The Minimum Wage Is One Of The Smartest Things We Can Do. Watch today's WASSUP video and share your comments here on TanyaFree.com.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation!

 



This week’s topics:


Maria Foscarinis, Founder and Executive Director of The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty  joins the conversation this week to discuss her latest Huffington Post article ” Domestic Violence, Housing, and a Human Rights Win for U.S. Women”.

  • Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke for 13 hours last week in a filibuster of John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director. He stated “I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime.
  •  The European horse meat scandal has caused many to question whether food products tainted with horse meat could end up on our dinner tables here in America. Many countries including Belgium, Japan and Scotland are reported to include horsemeat as a part of everyday diet. The survey also found that more Americans would rather eat ostrich or alligator than horse.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Fewer Americans reported having employer-based health insurance in 2012 than did in 2008, 2009, and 2010. At the same time, MORE Americans continue to report having a government-based health plan -- Medicare, Medicaid, military or veterans' benefits.
How about you? What type of health insurance, if any do you have?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

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


 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Fewer Americans reported having employer-based health insurance in 2012 than did in 2008, 2009, and 2010. At the same time, MORE Americans continue to report having a government-based health plan -- Medicare, Medicaid, military or veterans' benefits.
How about you? What type of health insurance, if any do you have?

Monday, March 11, 2013

American Drone Zone?

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke for 13 hours last week in a filibuster of John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director. He stated “I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime." Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t entirely rule out a scenario under which a drone strike would be ordered against Americans on U.S. soil, but he could only see it being considered in an extraordinary circumstance. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that “the President has not and would not use drone strikes against American citizens on American soil.”


How do you feel about the use of drone strikes against American citizens? Could you ever envision a situation that would justify the killing of an American not yet charged with a crime?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The European horse meat scandal has caused many to question whether food products tainted with horse meat could end up on our dinner tables here in America. Many countries including Belgium, Japan and Scotland are reported to include horsemeat as a part of everyday diet. A survey also found that more Americans would rather eat ostrich or alligator than horse.


How about you, would you consider eating horse meat?



 

Saturday, March 09, 2013

"Harlem Shake"craze needs historical, cultural context

 Check out Melissa Harris Perry's take on the Real "Harlem Shake" 

End the Sequester to Keep Growing the Economy

In his weekly address, President Obama says that businesses have created jobs every month for three years straight – nearly 6.4 million altogether, and have added 246,000 new jobs in February. Watch the address here on TanyaFree.com
 

Thursday, March 07, 2013

CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON AND SEAN HANNITY

 'You are the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen.' That was Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's  assessment of Sean Hannity ..

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation! 



This week’s topic:

How Much Does Race Still Matter?

Hannah Emple, Policy analyst from the New America Foundation in Washington DC and author of “Bad To Worse, America’s Racial Wealth Gap” and  Mark Potok, Senior fellow and editor of the “Intelligence Report” from the Southern Poverty Law Center will join the conversation this week.

 

  •  A recent report has revealed that despite the fact that President Obama won a higher percentage of the White vote than any Democratic nominee since 1976, racial resentment has in fact increased during his first term.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


A recent poll has revealed that the majority of Americans favor stricter laws regarding gun sales. How about you? Do you own a firearm? Do you think the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made stricter, less strict, or kept as they are now?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

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

 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/ Urban Views Weekly Poll

A recent poll has revealed that the majority of Americans favor stricter laws regarding gun sales.

How about you? Do you own a firearm? Do you think the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made stricter, less strict, or kept as they are now?

 

Monday, March 04, 2013

How Much Does Race Matter?

A recent report has revealed that despite the fact that President Obama won a higher percentage of the White vote than any Democratic nominee since 1976, racial resentment has in fact increased during his first term. My question this week is two-fold. What do you think is at the root of this increasing  racial divide and  is the notion of a post racial America realistic?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The $85 billion in automatic spending cuts known as sequestration has been signed by the President. Sequestration could affect a range of government services including cutting approximately 750,000 jobs according to estimates including 16,000 teachers. 700,000 women and children could be without nutrition assistance and 100,000 children may lose their Head Start programs. Both sides blame the other for the inability to strike a compromise to stop the sequestration from happening.

Who is to blame and how concerned are you about the impact on Americans as a result of the sequester?

 

Saturday, March 02, 2013

President's Weekly Address: Congress Must Compromise to Stop the Impact of the Sequester

In his weekly address, President Obama tells the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts—called the sequester—have taken effect because Congress failed to act. 

Friday, March 01, 2013

Drop The Gun and Pick Up the Drum

 PRESS RELEASE    

1549 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38106

For Immediate Release
Contacts:   
Omar Baruti                 (901)239-1555      
Andrew Rome Withers (901)201-2270
 
100 Drummers will assemble April 4, 2013 in honor of The Honorable 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
Memphis, Tenn. - April 4 1968 is well written in the soul of the fabric of America’s past that will never be forgotten. It is the day that the modern Prince of Peace also a Nobel Peace Prize recipient was shot down in Memphis, Tennessee. As those of us who were living, we recall April 4, 1968. We still remember the words spoken that sounded unreal that Dr. King had been shot.  We still remember the Prince of Peace; the Drum Major for Justice was no longer there.  We are asking the Memphis Community and the entire world to join in with us to commemorate this day in history. 
 
This April 4, 2013 the greater Memphis community will remember the legacy and sacrifice of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We invite the human Family to “Drop the Gun and Pick up The Drum” for 36 minutes beginning at 6:01pm.  We will assemble 100 drummers who will walk from 294 Hernando Street at Pontotoc Avenue, the location of the Clayborn (Clayborn-Ball) Temple AME Church. 
Give the world 36 minutes of peace in every city, town and on every battle field in every part of the human family throughout the earth. Hundreds of drummers will line up at Clayborn Temple and will simultaneously beat their drums and march approximately six-tenths of a mile to the site of the Lorraine Motel now called the National Civil Rights Museum. The designated route for the marchers will begin at Pontotoc Street and proceed north to Linden Avenue then west on Linden Avenue, which has been recently, renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The marchers will travel south on Mulberry Street to the national Civil Rights Museum where participants will continue to beat their drums for the 36 minutes in memory of Dr. King. Afterwards all participants are invited to attend a festive reception at Memphis’ Kwanzaa International headquarters located at 1549 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, Tennessee.
 
 
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