Sunday, June 29, 2014

Is religion the answer to today's problems?

Fifty-seven percent of Americans say that religion can answer all or most of today's problem according to a recent poll, while 30% say that religion is largely old fashioned and out of date. Americans have in recent decades become gradually less likely to say that religion can answer today's problems and more likely to believe religion is out of date. The poll revealed that over the past 40 years, there has been a gradual shift in Americans' views of the relevance of religion in answering today's problems, with an increasing, but still minority, segment saying that religion is old fashioned and out of date.


What’s Your Take? Do you agree with the  majority in this poll that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems or is religion largely old fashioned and out of date?



 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Working Families Summit Rewind: Creating a Modern Workplace that Works for Everyone

To create workplaces that are thriving and competitive in today's global economy, we must make full use of the talented pool of American workers. The White House Summit on Working Families focused on strategies to ensure all members of our society have equal access to high-quality jobs. Of particular significance is the increasingly important role of women as breadwinners in working families. Topics included key issues such as workplace flexibility, equal pay, workplace discrimination, worker retention and promotion, opportunities for low-wage workers, elder care, childcare, and early childhood education.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademark of the Washington DC NFL franchise. Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that "may disparage" individuals or groups.


What’s Your Take? Do you find the trademark disparaging and offensive?



 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com The podcast will be repeated Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • Hundreds of infants and toddlers as young as 2 years old have been allegedly apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol while crossing the border illegally without a parent or guardian in the past year according to recent reports.  
  • New York City has reportedly agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by the five men exonerated in the 1989 brutal beating and sexual assault of a 28 year old Central Park jogger.
  • Virginia lawmakers announce the formation of a “Pride Caucus” for the Washington DC NFL franchise.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademark of the Washington DC NFL franchise. Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that "may disparage" individuals or groups.


What’s Your Take? Do you find the trademark disparaging and offensive?



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lost Time

New York City has reportedly agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by the five men exonerated in the 1989 brutal beating and sexual assault of a 28 year old Central Park jogger. The five defendants, black and Hispanic aged 14 to 16 at the time who became known as the Central Park Five were convicted in 1990 despite claims that authorities coerced them into making incriminating statements.

A New York State Supreme Court judge vacated the young men's convictions in 2002 after DNA evidence showed the crime had been committed by one man, a convicted rapist and murderer. One of the Central Park Five spent 13 years in prison before his release and the others spent seven years.
The civil rights lawsuit accused the city's police and prosecutors with false arrest, malicious prosecution and racially motivated conspiracy. Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s administration fought the suit, saying police and prosecutors acted in good faith
The agreement would still need to be approved by the New York City comptroller and by a federal judge.

What’s your take? How do you put a price on 7 to 13 years of prison for a crime you didn’t commit? What role do you think race played in the original conviction? Do you think the settlement is reasonable?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What's Your Take?

Hundreds of infants and toddlers as young as 2 years old have been allegedly apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol while crossing the border illegally without a parent or guardian in the past year according to recent reports. The report states that roughly 52,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended since October 2013.  “Apprehending infants and children can be difficult for Border Patrol agents; our facilities are not designed with people that young in mind,” said Shawn Moran, a spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council. House Republicans rejected a Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform package last year that would have provided a path to citizenship for an estimated 8 million of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

What’s your take? Should these unaccompanied infants and toddlers receive a path to citizenship? Should President Obama use his executive powers to push through a comprehensive immigration reform package?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Working in retirement is becoming the new normal. More and more people are planning to work in their retirement years according to a recent study.  Until the beginning of the 20th century, most people just didn't retire -- they worked until the very end of their lives. Let’s be clear, retirement used to be defined as the end of work but this study also revealed that nearly three out of five retirees explore new lines of work, and working retirees are three times more likely than pre-retirees to launch their own businesses.  


What’s your take? How do you plan to spend your retirement?



 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com The podcast will be  repeated Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • What actions if any should the US take in Iraq?
  • How do we address perceptions versus reality when it comes to racism in America?
  • How does race influence or define your identity? Would you allow people to assume you were a member of another race if you thought it would benefit you in some way?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Working in retirement is becoming the new normal. More and more people are planning to work in their retirement years according to a recent study.  Until the beginning of the 20th century, most people just didn't retire -- they worked until the very end of their lives. Let’s be clear, retirement used to be defined as the end of work but this study also revealed that nearly three out of five retirees explore new lines of work, and working retirees are three times more likely than pre-retirees to launch their own businesses.  
What’s your take? How do you plan to spend your retirement?


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Our Friend Scotty Reid from Black Talk Radio News joins the conversation this week to give his insights into the situation in Iraq and  the nation's response.

 

Tuesday, June 17, 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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Race and Identity

A recent article in the Root addresses just how fluid racial identity has become and will continue to be as this country becomes more diverse and multiracial. We can no longer assume ones’ racial ancestry simply by looking at them. The article focuses on a woman who described herself as being of Indian and Caucasian descent but admits that she does not correct people who assume that she is Black because of her darker skin tone and curly dark hair. She stated that one of her Black friends gets irritated when she does not correct the assumptions.
Passing or presenting oneself as a member of a racial group to which one does not belong—has a long history in this country. We all know of cases of light skinned Blacks choosing to “pass” for White to avoid racist treatment .But what about the reverse?


What’s Your Take? How does race influence or define your identity? Would you allow people to assume you were a member of another race if you thought it would benefit you in some way?


Sunday, June 15, 2014

What's Next?

President Obama said Friday that he will not send U.S. troops back into Iraq to help its government quell a mounting insurgency. The president said he is considering other options to use U.S. military forces to help the government but he tied such help to Iraqi leaders working together to mend sectarian differences. Senator John McCain has been very critical of the administration’s decision to withdraw US troops back in 2011 amid concerns that US gains in Iraq were going to be completely reversed.


What’s Your Take? What actions if any should the US take in Iraq?

Friday, June 13, 2014

May We Help You? Radio Presents!

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This show is about "Wines of Summer". Learn the best wines that pair with cookout foods and what we are drinking that's refreshing and helps to fight the summer heat.

May We Help You ? Radio Tribute to Maya Angelou

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Father’s Day is a day set apart to celebrate fatherhood, recognize the influence of fathers in our homes and society, and foster paternal bonds. How do you plan to celebrate the Fathers and Father figures in your midst?

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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This week’s topics include:
 

  • House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia upset by Tea Party Candidate Dave Brat
  • The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan after five years in captivity has left many unanswered questions including why he left his post, how he was captured and whether the decision to trade five Guantanamo detainees could jeopardize American security.
  • Morgan Freeman to Don Lemon: Race Has No Impact on Income Inequality


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll
 
Father’s Day is a day set apart to celebrate fatherhood, recognize the influence of fathers in our homes and society, and foster paternal bonds. How do you plan to celebrate the Fathers and Father figures in your midst?


Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip "


We remember our friend Raymond H. Boone, veteran journalist and founder, editor and publisher of the Richmond Free Press.



 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More Questions Than Answers

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan after five years in captivity has left many unanswered questions including why he left his post, how he was captured and whether the decision to trade five Guantanamo detainees could jeopardize American security. Not all are cheering his release amid allegations of desertion, dereliction of duty and absence without leave.
               
What’s Your Take? Our question this week is two-fold. Should our policy of leaving no soldier behind take precedence over a policy of not negotiating with terrorists and should allegations of misconduct been a factor in the decision to negotiate Bergdahl’s release?

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Morgan Freeman to Don Lemon: Race Has No Impact on Income Inequality

Do you think race has anything to do with inequality? Movie star Morgan Freeman answered “No. … You and I, we’re proof” in a recent interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.
“Why would race have anything to do with it?” he added. “Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me—it’s a good excuse for not getting there.” “Making [race] a bigger issue than it needs to be is the problem here.”
Recent stats reveal the difference in wealth between black and white households increased from $75,224 in 1984 to $84,959 in 2011.A 2012 census analysis found that the gap nearly doubled during the recession, with white households at 22 times the wealth of their black counterparts.


What’s Your Take? Do you think race has anything to do with inequality?

 

Thursday, June 05, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

An Oregon School District plans to make condoms available to students as young as the sixth grade.  This new plan will allow certain teachers to distribute condoms to students request one.  But not everyone is on board with the idea. What’s your take?  Should teachers be allowed to distribute condoms?        

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP 95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com @ 2pm EDT. The show repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.


This week’s topics include:

  • Bowe Bergdahl: Hero or Deserter?
  • How will automation in the fast food industry affect the young and underemployed?
  • Is marriage becoming more and more a thing of the past for couples living together? Do you think living together before marriage will reduce the odds of divorce?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

An Oregon School District plans to make condoms available to students as young as the sixth grade. This new plan will allow certain teachers to distribute condoms to students request one. But not everyone is on board with the idea.
What’s your take? Should teachers be allowed to distribute condoms?



Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip "


Bridgett Street-Lewis, MBA, MHRM, Career Coach and Adjunct Professor at Virginia College joins the conversation this week to give her insights on how we should prepare the next generation for this constantly changing work environment?


   
Writer Director and the host of the Real Brother Radio Show Theron K Cal joins the conversation to give his opinions on the state of marriage in America today.



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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The 'SIP" with Coffee Black

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Monday, June 02, 2014

What's Your Take?

Like ATM’s ,several fast food chains are experimenting with a new technology that will allow robots to replace fast food workers. As a result there will be fewer entry level jobs required, even in the kitchen according to reports. There is even speculation that fast food serving could be totally automated in the next 10 years.   
This news follows reports that two major restaurant chains plan to place tablets on their tables, allowing diners to order and pay without interacting with human wait staff at all.

What’s your take? How will this affect the young and underemployed? How should we prepare the next generation for this constantly  changing work environment?   

 

 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

To Marry Or Not?

June, July and  August is traditionally Wedding Season…..and usually by now I would have received several wedding invitations.  Well, more couples seem to be testing the waters by living together first. Cohabitation is more common and has increased by nearly 900 percent over the last 50 years.  U.S. Census data from 2012 revealed that 7.8 million couples were living together without saying “I do”, compared to 2.9 million in 1996.  Studies seem to give conflicting  results when it comes to whether the wait to marry will reduce the chance of divorce later.
      
What’s your take? Is marriage becoming more and more a thing of the past for couples living together? Do you think living together before marriage will reduce the odds of divorce?