Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics :

  • Juror B29, who voted to acquit, stated in a recent interview that George Zimmerman got away with murder echoing the sentiments of many around the country.
  • Anthony Weiner claimed to be a changed man after he resigned Congress in the wake of a sexting scandal. Should Anthony Weiner drop out of the NYC mayoral race?
  • CNN's Don Lemon agrees with Bill O’Reilly

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The majority of US Blacks and Hispanics have no preference when it comes to racial labels. Sixty-five percent of blacks say it doesn't matter to them whether they are called "African-American" or "black," and 70% of Hispanics say it doesn't matter to them whether they are referred to as "Latino" or "Hispanic" according to a recent poll. What’s your take? What is your preference? How do you refer to yourself and why?

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.


 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What's Your Take?

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner are the latest politicians campaigning to survive a sex scandal. Elliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford and Bill Clinton are among the many examples of politicians that found a way to find forgiveness and redemption in the eyes of voters? Research has found that 73% of incumbent lawmakers involved in any kind of scandal make it to general elections, and 81% of those go on to win.

Can you and should you overlook sexual improprieties in a candidate? How would a candidate’s morals affect your decision at the ballot box?

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Juror B29, who voted to acquit, stated in a recent interview that George Zimmerman got away with murder echoing the sentiments of many around the country. She stated that as the law was read to her, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can't say he's guilty.

What’s your take? Did Zimmerman really get away with murder?


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kids React To Cheerios Commercial

We could learn a lot from these kids! This video will restore your faith in the next generation. Take a look!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pardon For Marissa Alexander

Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard joined us on The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show yesterday. The Senator sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott urging him to pardon Marissa Alexander, a Floridian and mother facing a mandatory minimum sentence that should have been avoided under the current Stand Your Ground law.

“This is a complete and utter outrage,” Senator Bullard stated. “How can a mother who previously had no criminal record, living in fear for her life, and shooting no one, get a 20-year sentence and the gunman of a 17 year-old child goes completely free!”

Marissa Alexander shot a weapon in her home August of 2010 during a heated dispute with her then-husband Rico Gray. Gray has a documented case of domestic abuse. Alexander says that the shot fired was a warning shot and was not intended to harm anyone.  A judge ruled that Alexander was not eligible to use stand your ground as a defense because he saw Alexander as the aggressor.

Ms. Alexander currently faces 20 years in prison for discharging a weapon under the controversial 10-20-Life law which has mandatory minimum sentencing requirements. Under current state law the governor’s office has the authority to pardon those who have been sentenced in a court of law.

CONTACT

Sean Nixon
Nixon.sean@flsenate.gov
(305) 815-8417 for more information

 

Call Governor Scott's office @ 850 717 9337 to support the pardon of Marissa Alexander

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard joins the conversation this week to talk about his  letter to Gov. Rick Scott, urging him to pardon Marissa Alexander.


This week’s topic:

President Obama addressed the nation about Trayvon Martin and the verdict.


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Many of us use coffee to kickstart and to refuel us throughout the work day. Those of us that can’t seem to function without that jolt of caffeine may actually have a mental health disorder according to a recent report. How many cups of coffee (or caffeinated drinks) do you consume a day? Are you a caffeine junky?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!


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

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Many of us use coffee to kickstart and to refuel us throughout the work day. Those of us that can’t seem to function without that jolt of caffeine may actually have a mental health disorder according to a recent report.                     
How many cups of coffee (or caffeinated drinks) do you consume a day? Are you a caffeine junky?



 

Monday, July 22, 2013

What's Your Take?

The George Zimmerman trial has put the spotlight on the legal and moral complexities of Stand Your Ground Laws across the country. Calls for a boycott of Florida have echoed across the country led by legendary entertainer Stevie Wonder who has reportedly stated that he will not perform in Florida until its Stand Your Ground law is "abolished." He added that he won't perform in any state that recognizes the law.
What’s your take? Do you agree with a boycott of Florida? Do you think a boycott would lead to the repeal or revision of Stand Your Ground?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

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Rolling Stone Magazine’s decision to put a picture the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in what has been described as a rock star like manner on the cover of its latest issue has sparked criticism and outrage around the country. Several retailers including CVS and Walgreens will not sell this issue according to reports.
What’s your take? How do you feel about this “glamorization” of a suspected terrorist?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin

 Watch President Obama's statement about Trayvon Martin and the verdict of the court trial that followed the Florida teenager's death.

 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Trayvon Martin Foundation

The Trayvon Martin Foundation was established by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in March, 2012 as a not-for-profit organization, under the auspices of the Miami Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims, and to provide support and advocacy for those families, in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin. The scope of the Foundation’s mission is to advocate that crime victims and their families not be ignored in the discussions about violent crime, to increase public awareness of all forms of racial, ethnic and gender profiling, educate youth on conflict resolution techniques, and to reduce the incidences where confrontations between strangers turn deadly.

 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weeky Poll

There appears to be no shortage of Reality TV, Celebrity and Sensational news dominating the airwaves. This type of media coverage actually reflects a less intellectual society according to a recent report.

What’s your take? Does the media focus too much on entertainment at the expense of more thought provoking issues that really impact our society?   

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

This week’s topic:

 

How do we define justice?Was justice served?

The all female jury has spoken in the high profile trial of George Zimmerman. Not Guilty ! The NAACP and other civil rights groups have expressed outrage over the not guilty verdict and are urging the Justice Department  to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


There appears to be no shortage of Reality TV, Celebrity and Sensational news dominating the airwaves. This type of media coverage actually reflects a less intellectual society according to a recent report. What’s your take? Does the media focus too much on entertainment at the expense of more thought provoking issues that really impact our society?     

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

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

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" for the week?

Monday, July 15, 2013

What's Your Take?

The NAACP and other civil rights groups have expressed outrage over the not guilty verdict in the  George Zimmerman trial and are urging the Justice Department  to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

What's your take? Was justice served? Should the Justice Department re-open its probe into this case?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Not Guilty

The all female jury has spoken in the high profile trial of George Zimmerman. Not guilty of all charges. How do you feel about the decision?

What evidence did you hear during the trial that would justify an acquittal?



 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Strengthening our Economy by Passing Bipartisan Immigration Reform

President Obama discusses how a large, bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which would add a big boost to our economy, strengthen Social Security, and modernize our legal immigration system to make it more consistent with our value. He calls on Congress to pass this commonsense bill quickly so that we can fix our broken immigration system and keep America strong for years to come.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 
We apologize for the audio difficulties at the beginning of the show this week!

 
This week’s topics:

  •  Anti Porn Group demands that the military take some magazines off the shelves
  •  The killing of a Southern California man's dog by police makes headlin
  • Jersey Shore town bans saggy pants

    TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Statistics indicate that American car use has declined every year since 2005. A recent report stated that the "recession, stricter licensing policies, the rising cost of auto insurance and the movement of younger Americans to cities are all major reasons for the shift in driving behavior."
How about you? How have your driving habits changed over the past few years?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!


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

 

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Statistics indicate that American car use has declined every year since 2005. A recent report stated that the "recession, stricter licensing policies, the rising cost of auto insurance and the movement of younger Americans to cities are all major reasons for the shift in driving behavior."
How about you? How have your driving habits changed over the past few years?

Monday, July 08, 2013

What's Your Take?

An anti-porn group has demanded the Pentagon take some magazines off the shelves at military bases because they are "sexually exploitative". The Morality in Media group says military wives have complained to them that the easy access to porn at bases is breaking up their marriages. The group has also tied explicit magazines with sexual assault issues in the military.
What’s your take? Does the sale of explicit magazines on military bases contribute to the harassment and sexual assault issues in the armed forces?



 

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The repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Prop 8 Law in the Supreme Court have given momentum  to a handful of states  that could move to repeal constitutional bans on gay marriage. Three more states – Illinois, New Jersey, and Hawaii – could legalize same-sex marriage this year; joining 13 states plus the District of Columbia that already allow it. Some prominent conservatives say the court has set the country on a path to universal legalization of gay marriage.


What’s your take? Have the recent Supreme Court decisions made it inevitable that gay marriage will become legal nationwide?



 

Friday, July 05, 2013

Justified?

An officer shot and killed a Southern California man's dog after it jumped from an open car window and lunged at officers who were taking the Rottweiler's owner into custody on suspicion of interfering with a SWAT stand-off. This video shows Rosby walking his dog Max  along a sidewalk and recording officers on his cell phone. Another man who was also apparently recording the police incident was standing just a few feet away from Rosby, but he was not approached by officers.
Officers stared at Rosby for several seconds and began walking toward him. Rosby placed his dog into his car and, as officers approached, turned around and put his hands behind his back. Rosby's attorney, said his client was targeted because he had a pending lawsuit against the Hawthorne Police Department. Rosby alleged that police beat him without cause.


What’s Your Take?


Thanks to Scotty Reid of the Black Talk Radio News for sharing this story with us.

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Fleeting Freedom

Many Americans celebrate July 4th as the nation’s Independence Day, but for many African Americans, Juneteenth is the holiday that celebrates freedom and emancipation from slavery. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, however the official end of the Civil War was not until April 1865. In light of the slow methods of communication and minimal number of Union troops to enforce Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Texas slaves continued to live in bondage until June 18th, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 troops arrived in Texas to enforce the emancipation of slaves. On June 19th, legend says that General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to everyone while standing on a villa. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a combination of the word June and nineteenth. Former slaves in Galveston, Texas rejoiced in the streets with jubilant celebrations that became the start of the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery.


Our struggles today are still related to freedom. While we have made extraordinary gains, too often many in our community are left lagging behind the majority population in not only resources but the information necessary to gain those resources. Research shows that while white Americans have on average double the income of black Americans, they have more than six times the wealth. The report demonstrates that wealth inequality is actually increasing, not decreasing over time. Recent developments including the erosion of protections afforded by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 should serve as a cautionary tale that we must remain vigilant in our quest for true freedom.


As we head to the backyard for hot dogs and burgers on this 4th of July, take a moment to reflect on the real meaning of freedom in 2013.


What is your definition of freedom?



 

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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We invite you to listen to a repeat broadcast of our June 19th frank discussion of race and Stop and Frisk in New York City. Friend and Author Carol Griffin joined us for one of our most requested and downloaded podcasts.


We look forward to being back live next Wednesday July 10th!


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

 

 

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A recent poll revealed that 91% of American adults have a mobile phone. 67% of mobile phone owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. 44% have even slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night.


How about you? How Long Could You Survive Without Your Mobile Phone?



Monday, July 01, 2013

What's Your Take?

Britain may allow a controversial technique to create babies using DNA from three people, a move that would help couples avoid passing on rare genetic diseases, the country's top medical officer says.The new techniques help women with faulty mitochondria, the energy source in a cell, from passing on to their babies defects that can result in such diseases as muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, heart problems and mental retardation. About one in 200 children is born every year in Britain with a mitochondrial disorder. Read more HERE!
 

Should government be able to regulate parenting? Is this genetic engineering gone too far?