Monday, March 31, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon has caused a media stir after  posting a photo on Instagram in "whiteface " which raises the question of whether a Black person in whiteface is  just as offensive as another sporting blackface? People immediately began commenting on the image, saying Cannon's post was racist.


What’s Your Take? How do you feel about a celebrity in WhiteFace? Racist or humor?



 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Poll

A recent poll revealed that two-thirds of Americans are satisfied with the way the healthcare system is working for them today. Health insurance status is a major determinant of this satisfaction, but even one-third of those who don't have health insurance still say they are satisfied.


How about you? Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with how the healthcare system is working for you?



 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 

 The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP 95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC streaming on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com

 Check out the spirited conversation from our February 12th broadcast.

Today's Topics:

•Is Black History Month still relevant?
•Jordan Davis loud music murder trial

LISTEN TO TODAY'S SHOW ON DEMAND HERE!

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's Your Take?

Millions of people each year are arrested for marijuana possession, but a Black person is 3.73 times as likely as a White person to be arrested for the same offense according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The report goes on to reveal that enforcing marijuana laws costs about $3.6 billion a year, but the War on Marijuana has failed to diminish the use or availability of marijuana. 20 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical use and voters in Washington State and Colorado approved measures legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana for non-medical use, with state oversight. It is reported that at least a half-dozen states from Alaska to Maine are considering following suit.


What’s Your Take? Is it time to end the war on marijuana?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pay For Play for Student Athletes?

March Madness ratings and revenue continue to reach new heights. Last year’s tourney drew $1.15 billion in ad revenue, a figure that’s expected to increase this year according to predictions. Despite a push for pay for play for student athletes, a large majority of the general public opposes paying salaries to college athletes beyond the scholarships currently offered according to a recent poll. College football players at Northwestern University petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to form a union.  The NCAA disagrees with the petition, arguing that student-athletes are not “employees” under federal law.

What’s Your Take on Collegiate Pay for Play? Should student athletes be allowed to unionize?



 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Ice cream, not usually associated with being a healthy weight loss treat is now being advertised as the perfect way to lose weight. A California Shop is selling ice cream that is supposed to “cleanse”as long as you eat 5 pints of a frozen non-dairy ice cream like treat and participate in yoga for 4 days straights at a cost of $240.


What’s Your Take? Does it sound too good to be true? Would you try it? Do you think it is worth the cost?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Podcast Link

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:

  • Why is Bill O'Reilly so  obsessed with Beyonce?
  • Republican Congressman Paul Ryan accused residents of “inner cities” of having a “real culture problem” and lack of work ethic during a recent interview. What’s your take? Inarticulate banter or was it a deliberate dog whistle message to the extreme right of the GOP?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Ice cream, not usually associated with being a healthy weight loss treat is now being advertised as the perfect way to lose weight. A California Shop is selling ice cream that is supposed to “cleanse”as long as you eat 5 pints of a frozen non-dairy ice cream like treat and participate in yoga for 4 days straights at a cost of $240. What’s Your Take? Does it sound too good to be true? Would you try it? Do you think it is worth the cost?

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?



 

Tuesday, March 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.
Find me on Twitter @coffeeblacksip and Like my Facebook page

Tanya Free.com Question of the Week

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan accused residents of “inner cities” of having a “real culture problem” and lack of work ethic during a recent interview. He went on to say,“ We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning to value the culture of work, so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.” Rep. Barbara Lee of California accused Ryan of racism, saying his language about poverty was a veiled attack on African-Americans.  Paul Ryan said his comments about poverty and inner cities were ‘inarticulate’ and meant for ‘society as a whole,’ not a specific group. 

What’s your take? Inarticulate banter or was it a deliberate dog whistle message to the extreme right of the GOP?
Thanks to my friend Willie Carlisle from the Examiner.com for this story! Subscribe to his articles HERE!

Friday, March 14, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly/Urban Views Poll

Parents beware!  An 18 year old senior has sued her parents for living expenses in addition to private school and college tuition after moving out of their house. The judge denied the request for high school tuition and current living expenses. Another hearing will be held in April to deal with the other issues in the suit, including college costs. The judge cautioned that the case could lead to a potentially “slippery slope” of claims by teenagers against their parents.
 
What’s your take? Do you agree with the ruling of the case?   




 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Podcast Link

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC streaming LIVE onBlack Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com

This week’s topics:

  • “What’s wrong with this picture” Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot in the air to ward off her estranged abusive husband and was sentenced to 20 years in prison after refusing a plea deal , which  could increase to 60 years in prison if convicted in a retrial. Former US Airman Michael Giles, who while defending himself from an unprovoked attack, fired one shot in the leg of his alleged attacker is serving 25 years in prison. George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin and Michael Dunn killed Jordan Davis with no conviction.  Again “What’s wrong with this picture?” What’s Your Take? Is it me or is there something seriously wrong with the picture in Florida?

 

Mrs. Phyllis Giles, the mother of Michael Giles will join the conversation this week.

  • Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o recently shared with a crowd at a luncheon in Hollywood that she hasn’t always been comfortable in her own skin. What’s your take?  How do you think the lack of diversity on TV affects self esteem?

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 11, 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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Monday, March 10, 2014

What's Your Take?

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o recently shared with a crowd at a luncheon in Hollywood that she hasn’t always been comfortable in her own skin. Lupita said she “felt unbeautiful” and admits her skin tone was an obstacle until she was able to embrace her beauty.  Lupita talks about overcoming this obstacle by seeing people on TV that look like her.
What’s your take?  How comfortable are you in your skin?  How do you think the lack of diversity on TV affects self esteem?

Sunday, March 09, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

“What’s wrong with this picture” Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot in the air to ward off her estranged abusive husband and was sentenced to 20 years in prison after refusing a plea deal , which  could increase to 60 years in prison if convicted in a retrial. Former US Airman Michael Giles, who while defending himself from an unprovoked attack, fired one shot in the leg of his alleged attacker is serving 25 years in prison. George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin and Michael Dunn killed Jordan Davis with no conviction.  Again “What’s wrong with this picture?”      

What’s Your Take? Is it me or is there something seriously wrong with the picture in Florida?


 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The state of Georgia joined eight other states including Virginia with the release of a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear on state-issued materials.
The new specialty tag has stirred a clash between those who believe the battle flag honors Confederate heritage and those, particularly African-Americans, who view it as a racially charged symbol of oppression.

What’s Your Take? History Emblem or Sign of Oppression?



 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Alternate Broadcast Link

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

Join us for a Special Edition of “Tanya Free and Friends On Point". These are the conversations that go on and on in the studio after the show. If you ever wondered what happens during the breaks and after the show, this is a chance for you to listen in. Enjoy the conversations that didn’t make it on air! 
 

  •  Filmmaker Spike Lee made news last week with his public criticism of gentrification, when middle class residents displace low income residents. Statistics indicate that many of these communities become safer and improve over time. Is gentrification good for the inner cities?
  •  The state of Georgia joined eight other states including Virginia with the release of a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear on state-issued materials.


 

Tuesday, March 04, 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.
Find me on Twitter @coffeeblacksip and Like my Facebook page 

What's Your Take?

Filmmaker Spike Lee made news last week with his public criticism of gentrification, when middle class residents displace low income residents. Statistics indicate that many of these communities become safer and improve over time. Lee raised the question of why it takes an influx of white middle class residents to improve living conditions.

What’s your take? Is gentrification good for the inner cities?



 

Monday, March 03, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

In an effort to reduce the number of smokers, the states of Colorado and Utah are considering raising the minimum age to smoke tobacco to 21 years old. The purchasing age in the United States is 18 for 46 of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Reportedly, lawmakers in both states voted favorably on proposals to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds, a move inspired by new research on how many smokers start the habit as teenagers.   
 
What’s Your Take? Should the smoking age be raised to 21 or should any legal adult be allowed to buy cigarettes?