Thursday, February 27, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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.
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Don't be surprised if a debt collector shows up at your door demanding payment.  Capital One recently announced that they "may contact you in any manner we choose," including a personal visit to your home or your place of work. The policy caused such a stir that reportedly Capital One found itself in the uncomfortable position of having to back away from its own language.

What’s Your Take? How do feel about debt collectors knocking on your door? What's in your wallet?    



 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:

26 US States Have Stand Your Ground Laws
 
  • Arizona's Legislators have passed a bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. Who's next? Will Gov. Brewer sign the bill?
  • Should the Republican establishment denounce Ted Nugent?



Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier used to clean up after everyone at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, La. Now, the former janitor is the principal at that school.
Black History Maker Principal Joseph"Gabe" Sonnier joins us this week !

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Monday, February 24, 2014

What's Your Take?

Arizona's Legislators have passed a bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. Democrats and business groups feel the bill   sanctions discrimination. Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican and onetime small business owner stated in a recent interview that” I think anybody that owns a business can choose who they work with or who they don't work with." The bill is now on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk. The conservative group that pushed the bill feels the bill is simply about protecting religious liberty and nothing else.


What’s Your Take? Religious liberty or blatant discrimination? Who’s next? Let’s talk about it.

 

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Ted Nugent has apologized, (sort of) to President Obama for his comment that the president is a "subhuman mongrel” during a campaign stop with a Texas gubernatorial hopeful. Nugent stated “I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself." Republicans for the most part have stooped to a new low by being pretty silent with the exception of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Texas Governor Rick Perry said “"Anybody that’s offended – sorry, but that’s just Ted."


What’s Your Take? Should the Republican establishment denounce the comments? Let’s talk about it.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Erin Dando, South Carolina Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America joins the conversation this week

This week’s topics include:

  • A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty on four of the five charges in a case in which he was accused of killing 17 year old Jordan Davis over loud music, but they could not come to a decision on the first degree murder charge and a mistrial was declared on that count.
  • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently signed the Concealed Carry Reform Bill
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas thinks Americans are too sensitive about race.


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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas feels that Americans today are too sensitive about race. What’s Your Take? Do you agree with Justice Thomas that society in general is overly sensitive when it comes to race?


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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.
 

Too Sensitive?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas thinks Americans are too sensitive about race, claiming the nation is more "difference-conscious" now than in the 1960s. He also stated that as the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white school, the issue of race rarely came up. Interesting comment from a man who grew in the Jim Crow South. Several of our listeners have also accused me of being too sensitive when it comes to race. Let’s talk about it! My question this week comes from one of our faithful listeners Jesse.

What do you think of Justice Thomas’ assertion that society in general is overly sensitive when it comes to race especially on the heels of the Jordan Davis case?



 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty on four of the five charges in a case in which he was accused of killing 17 year old Jordan Davis over loud music, but they could not come to a decision on the first degree murder charge and a mistrial was declared on that count.Michael Dunn, 47, shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in the parking lot of a Jacksonville Florida gas station November 23, 2012. Dunn fired 10 shots in to the Dodge Durango that Davis and three other teens were riding in. Davis was hit three times and died at the scene. Dunn faces 60 years in prison on the lesser counts. He could face a retrial on the first-degree murder case, which could bring a sentence of life in prison if he was convicted.


What’s Your Take? How do you feel about the mistrial on the first degree murder count and was justice served on the other four counts?


 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day from all of us here at TanyaFree.com and Tanya Free and Friends Radio!

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CVS has made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products effective October 1 of this year. Reports indicate than more than 480,000 Americans lose their lives to tobacco-related diseases, including heart disease, cancers, emphysema and stroke every year.

What’s Your Take? Will limiting access lower tobacco usage? Do you use tobacco products?



 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:
 

  • Is Black History Month relevant in 2014?
  • Jordan Davis loud music murder trial
  • Will NFL welcome its first openly gay player?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

CVS has made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products effective October 1 of this year. Reports indicate than more than 480,000 Americans lose their lives to tobacco-related diseases, including heart disease, cancers, emphysema and stroke every year.
What’s Your Take? Will limiting access lower tobacco usage? Do you use tobacco products?

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?



 

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What's Your Take?

Dr. Carter G. Woodson , proclaimed  the second week of February to be  Negro History Week back in 1926 honoring the birthdays of  Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Dr. Woodson stated that “We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice” 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 especially during Black History Month. How far have we actually come in the last 88 years to achieve Dr. Woodson’s goal. The question of whether Black History Month is still necessary and viable has been raised by several of our listeners.
What’s Your Take? Is Black History Month relevant in 2014?

Sunday, February 09, 2014

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Security concerns, poor water and double toilets and Russian surveillance cameras  in showers seem to have seemed to garnered more attention prior to and during the SOCHI Olympics than the actual games and athletes this year.    

How about you? Are you a fan of the Winter Olympics? Have you been watching the SOCHI games?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

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Black History Month 2014 is a time to recognize and honor the rich history of our African American pioneers. It is also an opportunity to recognize our current day Black History Makers. We invite you to honor those making a difference in your community at TanyaFree.com.


Submit and post a Local Community based Black History Maker deserving of recognition @ Tanyafree.com or email your submission to be posted to info@tanyafree.com.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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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:

  • There have reportedly been at least 12 active shootings on school and college campuses during the month of January. What’s going on?
  • The lawyer for a former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie loyalist said in a letter that "evidence exists" that Christie knew about  lane closures that caused four days of brutal traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge as they were happening.
  • Super Bowl 2014 has come and gone but Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman continued to dominate the week of Pre Super Bowl activities and media interviews. News accounts reveal that the label “thug” was uttered over 600 times on TV the day after his much publicized post game interview after the NFC championship game. Sherman has suggested that being called a thug is the “accepted way of calling someone the N-word nowadays.”


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Black History Month 2014 is a time to recognize and honor the rich history of our African American pioneers. It is also an opportunity to recognize our current day Black History Makers. We invite you to honor those making a difference in your community at TanyaFree.com.
Submit and post a Local Community based Black History Maker deserving of recognition @ Tanyafree.com or email your submission to be posted to info@tanyafree.com.

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?



 

Monday, February 03, 2014

What's Your Take?

There have reportedly been at least 12 active shootings on school and college campuses during the month of January. Latest incidents include a gunman strapped with large amounts of ammunition who shot and killed two workers at a busy Columbia, Maryland Mall before turning a shotgun on himself. The shooting, which also left five others injured, capped a violent week which also saw a shooting of a 20 year old South Carolina State University student in Orangeburg, SC.


What's your take? Why have efforts to pass national legislation with even basic amendments to federal gun control laws fallen on deaf ears in Congress?


 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

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The lawyer for a former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie loyalist said in a letter that "evidence exists" that Christie knew about  lane closures that caused four days of brutal traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge as they were happening. In a statement, Christie's office denied the allegation made on behalf of former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive David Wildstein insisting that he did not know about the tie-ups until they were over.


What’s Your Take? If these allegations prove true, should Governor Christie resign from the RGA and the New Jersey governorship?



 

Black History Month

"We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice." - Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Saturday, February 01, 2014

President's Weekly Address

In this week's address, the President discusses the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address to expand opportunity for all so that every American can get ahead and have a shot at creating a better life for their kids.