Sunday, June 30, 2013

Reflections on Gorée Island

President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama visit Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal and tour the Masion des Esclaves (House of Slaves) Museum. For roughly three hundred years until the mid-1840s, countless men, women and children from Africa were kidnapped from their homes and communities and brought to this island to be sold as slaves. Narrated by the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Standing Tall in Texas

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood for nearly 13 hours to stop proposed anti-choice laws in Texas.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast


This week’s topics:

  •  Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act
  •  George Zimmerman Murder Trial Begins with Profanity and Knock-Knock Jokes
  •  Paula Dean : Racist or just misunderstood?


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More than a dozen mayors across the country are making a push to stop food stamps from being used to purchase sugary drinks and snacks. The mayors are urging Congress to stop allowing SNAP benefits from being used to buy sugary drinks and to give incentives to those buying fruits and vegetables.
What’s Your Take? Should Congress ban the purchase of unhealthy items with food stamps?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!


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

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

More than a dozen mayors across the country are making a push to stop food stamps from being used to purchase sugary drinks and snacks. The mayors are urging Congress to stop allowing SNAP benefits from being used to buy sugary drinks and to give incentives to those buying fruits and vegetables.


What’s Your Take? Should Congress ban the purchase of unhealthy items with food stamps?



 

Monday, June 24, 2013

What's Your Take?

An all woman jury has been selected for the trial of George Zimmerman. Five white women and a woman who sources report is half-black and half-Hispanic were chosen to serve on the jury in the trial of the neighborhood watchman charged with gunning down 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Jury experts disagree on whether the juror’s views on guns are more important than their gender or race.

What’s Your Take? Will the all female jury favor the defense or the prosecution?



 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Food Network’s decision not to renew Paula Deen's contract came after the celebrity chef released a pair of videos apologizing for what she called her "inappropriate, hurtful language."Court documents revealed Deen told an attorney questioning her under oath in a harassment law suit that she has used the N-word. "Yes, of course," Deen said, though she added, "It's been a very long time." At one point she was asked if she thinks jokes using the N-word are "mean." Deen says jokes often target minority groups and "I can't, myself, determine what offends another person.”


What’s Your Take on the scandal and subsequent apologies? Do you agree with the Food Network’s decision to part ways with the celebrity chef?



 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Jazz On The Grass

Tanya Free and Friends Are A Proud Sponsor Of Jazz On The Grass!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A new restaurant in Alexandria, VA has made news for its decision to ban all children under the age of 18.The owner of the restaurant was actually surprised at the outrage of some in his community.

What’s your take? Do you have a problem with “Kid Free” restaurants?


 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 



Stop and Frisk in New York City;  Is it Racial Profiling or do you agree with Mayor Bloomberg that it is a crucial crime fighting tool

We welcome friend and New York author Carol Griffin to the conversation this week . Carol and Ancel K. Houchen's latest project is “Dark Secrets”, a collection of original horror, suspense and science fiction short stories, “Dark Secrets” is the result of the dark urge of two childhood friends from Brooklyn, whose common desire is to to feed your need for fear.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A new restaurant in Alexandria, VA has made news for its decision to ban all children under the age of 18.The owner of the restaurant was actually surprised at the outrage of some in his community. What’s your take? Do you have a problem with “Kid Free” restaurants?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!


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

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

 

What's Your Take?

A decision in the federal class action trial surrounding the New York police “Stop and Frisk” is expected soon. Known as a "250" within the New York Police Department, the right to stop, question and pat down anyone deemed suspicious is a Supreme Court-approved tactic available to law enforcement across the country.
Black and Hispanic residents reportedly make up only 23 and 29 percent of New York City’s population respectively, even though 84 percent of the recorded stops have been young men of color and only around 6 percent of the stops have lead to an arrest.

What’s Your Take on the policy of Stop and Frisk in New York City?
Is it Racial Profiling or do you agree with Mayor Bloomberg that it is a crucial crime fighting tool ?



Sunday, June 16, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Plan B One-Step, the most common morning-after pill will now be sold next to everyday drugstore items. The Obama administration has decided to ditch efforts to appeal the federal court ruling that the government must allow over-the-counter sales of Plan B to anyone, regardless of their age.
Pharmacists, in the past have had the ability to invoke a   "conscience clause," due to personal or religious beliefs to turn customers down, as long as they refer them to another pharmacist or to a nearby pharmacy. Conscience clauses have been in place since the morning-after pill hit the market in the late 1990s. The question now is whether to extend the option of a conscience clause to all drugstore employees.


What’s your take? Should drugstore employees be allowed to deny the sale of Plan B due to personal or religious objections?



 

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers and father figures!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thank You!

I would like to thank all of our friends who joined us last night in Richmond for "Lights Out" at Famous Brown's!

Today Tanya Free and Friends are happy to join Buster  Nelson from State Farm Insurance in sponsorship of  Jazz on the Grass  River Riverfront Plaza in  Fredericksburg,VA

Friday, June 14, 2013

Lights Out

Join us tonight for Lights Out!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Her Own Words: Military Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out And Creates Change

If you ever doubt your voice could make a difference remember this name: Trina McDonald. WATCH:


 

Trina McDonald—who survived multiple sexual assaults while serving in the U.S. Navy—traveled to Washington, D.C., to deliver more than 215,000 signatures from her MoveOn.org petition and a CourageCampaign.org petition to Congress. Trina is calling on Congress to move the prosecution of military sexual assaults out of the chain of command. This change would make it safer for survivors like her to report their assaults.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 

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Two police officers in Jasper Texas have been fired after video captures them beating 25 year old Shea Diggles after arresting her for a traffic ticket. Our friend Cade Bernsen from the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont Texas joins the conversation today to bring us the details of this case.



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This week’s topics will also include:

  • Jury selection begins in Trayvon Martin trial
  •  Edward Snowden: Whistleblower or Criminal? The man who claims to be the whistleblower behind the revelation that the National Security Agency is gathering   data on individuals' telephone and internet use stepped forward on Sunday.
  • How concerned are you about terrorism? How should we strike a balance between national security and the perceived erosion of personal privacy?
  • Ten members of Congress have sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx, and the other 31 NFL franchises urging Snyder to change the name of the team because it is offensive to many Native Americans.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Finders Keepers is what many of us would claim if we happened to find a large sum of money. Recently, a 10 year old boy found $10,000 in a drawer in a Kansas City, Mo. hotel. He and his father made the decision to turn in the money and report it to the hotel security guard who notified police.  No one has come forth yet to claim the cash, leading police to believe it may have been obtained through illicit means.


 How about you? What would you have done if you found $10,000 in a hotel room?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!


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

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Finders Keepers is what many of us would claim if we happened to find a large sum of money. Recently, a 10 year old boy found $10,000 in a drawer in a Kansas City, Mo. hotel. He and his father made the decision to turn in the money and report it to the hotel security guard who notified police.  No one has come forth yet to claim the cash, leading police to believe it may have been obtained through illicit means.
How about you? What would you have done if you found $10,000 in a hotel room?



 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Can You Hear Me Now?

The Obama administration has been under the spotlight over the past couple of weeks,first due the admission that four American citizens have been killed overseas in secret drone strikes, then the Justice Department’s subpoena of Associated Press reporters’ phone logs and now revelations of secret surveillance of Americans phone and internet records. The President said that “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” and “They are not looking at people’s names, and they’re not looking at content. But by sifting through this so-called metadata, they may identify potential leads with respect to folks who might engage in terrorism”. 

What’s Your Take? How should we strike a balance between national security and the perceived erosion of personal privacy?



 

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Edward Snowden : Whistleblower or Criminal ?

The man who claims to be the whistleblower behind the revelation that the National Security Agency is gathering troves of data on individuals' telephone and internet use stepped forward on Sunday.

 

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Boston bombings and recent events surrounding national security leaks and what measures the Government should be allowed to undertake to maximize security has raised the question of how worried Americans are today that they or someone in their family might become the victim of terrorism here in America.

How about you? How concerned are you about terrorism?

Friday, June 07, 2013

What Would You Do?

A social experiment is conducted in a park. Three people try to steal a bike out in the open. First, a white teenager. Then, a black one. Finally, a young blond tries her luck. Does anyone try to stop them?

 

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Michelle Obama Confronts Her Heckler

Watch the video of the First Lady taking care of business!

 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

 Listen to the show ON DEMAND this week!


We will not be in the studio live this week. We invite you to listen to a repeat broadcast of our Trayvon Martin update which originally aired April 3rd 2013.Attorney Benjamin L. Crump ,principal with the Tallahassee Florida Law Firm of Parks and Crump, LLC gave us an update on the case of 17 year old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford Florida last February at the hands of neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman.The trial of Zimmerman is gearing up now and we plan to give you an update next week. I know many of you have been waiting to weigh in on the Washington Redskin name change debate.Don't worry, we will get to all of your comments and take your calls when we return live next Wednesday!

Until then,Be Free and Remeber to Live Life With A Purpose!

 

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/ Urban Views Weekly Poll

Undocumented immigrants will be able to get drivers licenses in California if a proposed bill is approved. Under the proposal, individuals would be allowed to provide the Department of Motor Vehicles with an identification document issued by the applicant's country of citizenship. If the measure were to become law, California would become the fifth state, joining Washington, New Mexico, Utah and Illinois, to allow motorists who live in the country illegally to obtain a driver's license.


What’s Your Take? Do you agree with the bill?



 

Sunday, June 02, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Ten members of Congress have sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx, and the other 31 NFL franchises urging Snyder to change the name of the team because it is offensive to many Native Americans.The letter to Snyder says that "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos." Snyder has vowed that he will never change the name. Goodell has reportedly indicated that he supported Snyder's stance on the issue.


What’s your take? Should the Redskins change their name? Will pressure from Congress influence Dan Snyder’s decision?



 

Saturday, June 01, 2013

#DontDoubleMyRate

In a little more than 30 days, interest rates on many new federal student loans are set to double – meaning college gets more expensive and more out of reach for millions of students and middle class families. Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, James Kvaal, breaks down why it's important to keep student interest rates low. Student interest rates are set to double on July 1st if Congress fails to act. Read more @ www.whitehouse.gov.