Wednesday, April 30, 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:

 

  •  LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling  banned for life by the NBA
  • Cliven Bundy who was praised by the conservative media as a patriot owes the government more than $1 million for his alleged  illegally grazing  of cattle on federal land for more than 20 years.His latest racists rants have even  raised the eyebrows of some of his GOP supporters.


 Racism appears to be alive and well in America contrary to those who believe we are in a colorblind post racial society. What’s Your Take?


 
 

 

 

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Described by some as an adult version Kool-Aid, powdered alcohol may be available soon.  Palcohol is pending approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.  Palcohol is dehydrated vodka or rum inside a little air-tight package.
What are your thoughts? Is powdered alcohol a good idea?


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Monday, April 28, 2014

Racism-Alive and Well?

A voice identified by TMZ as LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling  can be heard telling the friend, identified as V. Stiviano, that he was upset she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself next to Lakers legend Magic Johnson.“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” Sterling allegedly says, later adding, “I’m just saying, in your … Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.“Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday evening that racist remarks allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling were “truly offensive and disturbing” and said the league intended to conduct an investigation into the recording’s authenticity that would “move extraordinarily quickly,” possibly concluding in the next few days.


 

 Cliven Bundy who was praised by the conservative media as a patriot owes the government more than $1 million for his alleged  illegally grazing  of cattle on federal land for more than 20 years which he refuses to pay because, he says, he does not recognize federal authority to collect it. Speaking to reporters, Bundy recalled driving by a public housing project in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and seeing "at least a half-dozen (black) people sitting on the porch, they didn't have anything to do."Because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?" "They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton."And I've often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn't get no more freedom. They got less freedom."Bundy stood by his remarks, saying he's not a racist but only somebody who speaks his mind, perhaps using politically incorrect language.


 Racism appears to be alive and well in America contrary to those who believe we are in a colorblind post racial society. What’s Your Take ?

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Michigan and Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan ban on affirmative action in higher education. The 6-to-2 decision upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions is likely to set the stage for further battles over affirmative action in the political arena, as well as the courts.


What’s Your Take on Affirmative Action?  Do you agree with the Supreme Court decision that States should have the right to ban affirmative action programs in colleges?



 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Half of all adults say they would be more likely to vote for a congressional candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage, according to a recent poll. A survey conducted last month found strong support for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, with 73% of those surveyed in favor.
What’s Your Take? Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage?



 

Wednesday, April 23, 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:

 

  • Artist and Producer Pharrell Williams’ comments in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey has caused a media stir. He suggested that racism can be overcome by a change in attitude.
  • Students, alumni and friends of Howard University have taken to social media after the University’s confirmation of Sean “Diddy” Combs as its next commencement speaker.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Half of all adults say they would be more likely to vote for a congressional candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage, according to a recent poll. A survey conducted last month found strong support for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, with 73% of those surveyed in favor.
What’s Your Take? Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage?


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What's Your Take?

Artist and Producer Pharrell Williams’ comments in a recent interview has caused a media stir. He suggested that racism can be overcome by a change in attitude.He reportedly went on to say “The “new black” doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The “new black” dreams and realizes that it’s not a pigmentation; it’s a mentality. And it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re gonna be on.”
 

What’s Your Take on the “New Black”? Is ignoring racism somehow going to make it go away?    Let’s talk about it. Is the goal of a color blind society good for America?



 

Monday, April 21, 2014

What's Your Take?

Students, alumni and friends of Howard University have taken to social media after the University’s confirmation of Sean “Diddy” Combs as its next commencement speaker. Some have applauded the University for solidifying a relationship with a longtime unofficial alumnus, while others have questioned Diddy’s caliber as a role model for this year’s graduates. Combs has been compared to the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs — all entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, became widely successful, and were later asked to speak at their alma mater’s commencement.


What’s Your Take? Did Howard University make the right choice with Diddy?



 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Should we raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour?

Robert Reich explains why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour

Wednesday, April 16, 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:

  • President Obama recently stated that “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago. Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?
  • Could the entry of Deval Patrick into the 2016 presidential race derail the presumed fast track to the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


A recent survey has revealed that a majority of US adults still support the death penalty. 55%of US adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder down from the 62% surveyed in 2011. Polls also indicate that public support for capital punishment has been gradually declining over the past couple of decades.
What’s Your Take? Do you support the death penalty? Has your opinion changed over time?
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Voter Suppression?

President Obama recently stated that “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Republicans in some swing states have advanced new laws that go beyond the voter identification requirements of recent years. Among other things, state lawmakers are pushing measures to limit the time polls are open and to cut back early voting, eliminate same-day registration, and making it more difficult to cast provisional ballots or curb the mailing of absentee ballots. Over the last 15 months, at least nine states have enacted voting changes making it harder to cast ballots. Sponsors of such laws have said they are trying to prevent voter fraud.

What’s Your Take? Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?
 


 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

President Obama said in a recent interview that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who had previously ruled out entering the 2016 election cycle, shouldn’t rule out a bid. Patrick is nearing the end of his second term as governor and has chosen not to run for reelection later this year. When asked in an interview whether he could envision himself ever running for national office, Deval replied, Maybe, Maybe.

What’s Your Take? Could the entry of Deval Patrick into the 2016 presidential race derail the presumed  fast track to the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TanyaFree.com Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Supreme Court upheld a federal law that bans anyone convicted of domestic violence from having a gun. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the court said the ban extends to anyone who has pleaded guilty to at least a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, and includes cases in which there was no proof of violence or physical injury. The ruling overturns decisions in several regions, including the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California, which had said the ban applied only to convictions that involved a "violent use of force."
What’s Your Take? Should people guilty of domestic violence be forever banned from having a gun?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends

 

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

What's Your Take?

On a 25-11 straight party-line vote, with Republicans supporting the testing and Democrats opposing, the Senate approved the bill, which would require the Department of Human Services to set up a pilot drug-testing program in three counties. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said the testing was needed to protect the children of drug users. But Sen. Vincent Gregory, D-Southfield, said it was wrong to single out poor people for testing.Michigan has about 44,400 people who get roughly $394 in Family Independence Program benefits a month.“I’m continually frustrated by the priorities of this Legislature and the ongoing attacks on the low-income residents of the state,” he said. “The companies we give tax breaks to are not required to be drug tested. We give out tax credits to schools, students and police and fire, and now the only ones subject to drug screening are the poorest of the poor.”


Should welfare recipients be singled out for drug testing?

Monday, April 07, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Obama administration has given the banking industry the green light to finance and do business with legal marijuana sellers. For the first time, legal distributors will be able to secure loans and set up checking and savings accounts with major banks.Banks must confirm that their marijuana clients are licensed and registered with their states and ensure that their activities would not violate state laws or trigger enforcement actions by the Justice Department, among other recommendations from the Treasury Departments’ Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.Two senators have challenged the Treasury Department’s authority to “offer regulatory guidance on illegal activity.” The senators’ letter contends that “until federal law is changed, selling marijuana, laundering marijuana proceeds, and aiding and abetting those activities all remain illegal.”


What’s Your Take? Should the federal government be in the business of advising banks on how to deal with marijuana money?



 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Today's Topics:
 

  • Kobe Bryant’s comments on a Miami Heat photo where the team posed in hoodies to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin has been interpreted as an insult to the reigning NBA champions.
  • 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 White Person sporting blackface.
  • There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Reid Cherlin, a former White House press aide, has written a critical look at the first lady’s office in the current issue of the New Republic.



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Join us in celebrating the life and homegoing of my mother-in -law Louise Branch  our #1 supporter and #1 political junkie! June 30 1920-March 31 2014.



 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

What'sYour Take?

There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation. The owners object to two forms of contraception, IUDs and morning-after pills. The Obama administration has already exempted “religious employers”, such as churches, from the contraceptive mandate.


What’s Your Take? Should For Profit businesses be allowed to deny employees certain birth control methods based on religious beliefs?