Thursday, January 29, 2015

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Americans are becoming more satisfied with their current standard of living  and are also becoming more optimistic about its future according to a recent poll. Sixty-one percent of Americans now say their standard of living is "getting better." Less than a quarter of Americans  say their standard of living is "getting worse."


How about you? Do you feel your standard of living is getting better or getting worse?



 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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 Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com.Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Can’t listen Live? No problem! The podcast repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You?  Radio Network.

This week’s topics include:
 

  •  A California statute making it a felony for anyone to participate in a street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity has brought creative expression into question. Just ask Rapper Brandon Duncan also known as  Tiny Doo who could be  facing 25 years to life in prison  if convicted of  nine counts of criminal street gang conspiracy because prosecutors allege he and 14  alleged gang members increased their stature and respect following a rash of shootings in San Diego in 2013.
  •  The Justice Department is reportedly preparing a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed teen Michael Brown.
  •   If the New England Patriots knowingly doctored game balls during the AFC championship game, given their history as a “repeat offender” including “SPYGATE” for skirting NFL rules, should Coach Belichick be suspended from the Super Bowl?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


 Americans are becoming more satisfied with their current standard of living  and are also becoming more optimistic about its future according to a recent poll. Sixty-one percent of Americans now say their standard of living is "getting better." Less than a quarter of Americans  say their standard of living is "getting worse."
How about you? Do you feel your standard of living is getting better or getting worse?

 



 

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Freedom Of Expression On Trial

A California statute making it a felony for anyone to participate in a street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity has brought creative expression into question. Just ask Rapper Brandon Duncan also known as  Tiny Doo who could be  facing 25 years to life in prison  if convicted of  nine counts of criminal street gang conspiracy because prosecutors allege he and 14  alleged gang members increased their stature and respect following a rash of shootings in San Diego in 2013. Prosecutors point to Tiny Doo's album, "No Safety," and to lyrics like "Ain't no safety on this pistol I'm holding" as examples of a "direct correlation to what the gang has been doing." Duncan has denied any involvement with any gang   and no one suggests the rapper ever actually pulled a trigger and he has no criminal history.

What’s your take? Song lyrics that glorify violence are nothing new. Is this a case of Creative Freedom of Expression or promotion of criminal street gang activity?



 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Should Coach Belichick be suspended?

If the New England Patriots knowingly doctored game balls during the AFC championship game, given their history as a “repeat offender” including “SPYGATE” for skirting NFL rules, should Coach Belichick be suspended from the Super Bowl?

Friday, January 23, 2015

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

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

From launching book tours to hiring staff to meeting with top donors, several potential presidential candidates have already started taking steps in the long race to the White House in 2016.
What’s Your Take? Is it too early to focus on the 2016 Presidential election?



 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia,WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming  on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com.The podcast 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:
 

  • MLK and economic justice. How far have we really come?
  • What do you think Dr. King would say about today’s America?
  • State of The Union Address 2015
  • Should students be required to pass a civics test to graduate from High School?



TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


From launching book tours to hiring staff to meeting with top donors, several potential presidential candidates have already started taking steps in the long race to the White House in 2016.  What’s Your Take? Is it too early to focus on the 2016 Presidential election?

Listen To Our Archived Shows on iHeart Radio

 


 

Listen for the debut of our newest weekly segment " The Black Talk Radio Commentary" from our friend Scotty Reid

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Justice and Equality

As we honor the legacy of Dr. King’s ministry of racial, social and economic justice this week, I am challenged to look forward as we reflect on his accomplishments.  His vision of economic equality and justice has yet to be actualized for many Americans. Dr. King stated that "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."We are at a time of challenge and controversy in America.


What do you think Dr. King would say about today’s America? What should we as a people do to advance the goals of justice and equality for all in 2015?



 

Monday, January 19, 2015

We Remember Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr

Watch Dr. King talk about Civil Rights and Peace in a 1967 interview. His words still ring true in 2015!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

What's Your Take?

Getting a High School diploma in Arizona will now require knowing what war President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in and the 10 amendments to the Constitution. Starting in the eighth grade, students can begin taking a new civics test. To graduate, they must correctly answer 60 out of 100 questions. More than a dozen other states are considering similar laws.

What’s your take? Should students be required to pass a civics test to graduate from High School?


Friday, January 16, 2015

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

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Many of us started the year with the goal of eating healthier foods and losing weight. Some in the food world have found the path of least resistance through cutting out meat and, in some cases, dairy and fish.   


What’s Your Take? Have you considered a vegetarian lifestyle?



 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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 Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com @ 2pm EDT.The podcast 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:
 

  • What would Dr, King think about the racial and political climate in America?
  • Over 3 million people marched throughout France, but the killing of more than 2000 people in Nigeria by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram January 3rd has generated barely a mention by mainstream media.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Many of us started the year with the goal of eating healthier foods and losing weight. Some in the food world have found the path of least resistance through cutting out meat and, in some cases, dairy and fish.   
What’s Your Take? Have you considered a vegetarian lifestyle?



Scotty Reid of Black Talk Radio News joins the conversation to discuss his latest article “Tim Wise supposes he has a right to yell nigger in the streets” Soledad O’Brien agrees.

 


 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Where Is The Outrage?

The media  outrage over the absence of a high profile presence has prompted White House spokesman Josh Earnest  to acknowledge that "we should have sent someone with a higher profile, to Sunday’s march in Paris to protest the Paris terror attack that killed 12 people.Over 3 million people marched throughout France, but the killing of more than 2000 people in Nigeria by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram January 3rd  has  barely generated a mention by  mainstream media.


What’s Your Take? Amnesty International has described the massacre as the deadliest in Boko Haram’s history? Where is the outrage? Do Black Lives Matter?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

What's Your Take?

President Obama has called for making at least two years of college education free and universal. Building on a model that has been used by the state of Tennessee and the city of Chicago, the president's proposal would involve the federal government and states combining to pay the entire cost of tuition for two years at a community college for any American who wanted it. If adopted nationwide, administration officials estimate 9 million people across the country could save about $3800 in college costs. It is predicted to benefit middle-class students more than the very poorest, who qualify would qualify for federal Pell Grants.


What’s Your Take? Do you support government funded universal college education?

Friday, January 09, 2015

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had your "SIP" For The Week?

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!

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

When we talk about vacations we usually think of lots of sun on a beach, or maybe a cruise. However, there are great winter vacations. Trips to spots where winter weather reigns are reportedly where it's at.  Envision a cold wintery resort blanket in snow. Burrr!!!!!

What’s your Take? Do you have a favorite winter get away?

  

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia,WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com @ 2pm EDT

The podcast  repeatS Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.
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This week’s topics include:

  • President Obama stated in a recent interview that he thinks as far as day to day interactions, that America is less racially divided today than when he took office 6 years ago.
  • A New Year brings the usual New Year’s resolutions, from losing weight to going into business for themselves, while it’s a proven fact than many people don’t keep their resolutions after the second month. Our special guest this week, Dr. Sinclair Grey III believes what needs to happen is that people move from making resolutions to declaring affirmations they will embrace throughout the year.
  • Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is sentenced
  • Protesters slam Oprah over comments that they lack ‘leadership’

     

Dr. Sinclair Grey III is an activist, speaker, writer, author, life coach, and host of The Sinclair Grey Show heard on Mondays at 2pm on WAEC Love 860am (iHeart Radio and Tune In). Contact him on www.sinclairgrey.org or Twitter @drsinclairgrey

 


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


When we talk about vacations we usually think of lots of sun on a beach, or maybe a cruise. However, there are great winter vacations. Trips to spots where winter weather reigns are reportedly where it's at.  Envision a cold wintery resort blanket in snow. Burrr!!!!!
What’s your Take? Do you have a favorite winter get away?  

 

 Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week? Bringing you the latest in sports, celebrity, and entertainment news!


 You can listen to our archived shows @iHeart Radio

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New Year's Affirmations

A new year brings the usual New Year’s resolutions, from losing weight to going into business for themselves. While it’s a proven fact than many people don’t keep their resolutions after the second month,our special guest this week on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show, Dr. Sinclair Grey III believes what needs to happen is that people move from making resolutions to declaring affirmations they will embrace throughout the year.

What’s Your Take? Check out and respond to Dr. Grey’s 12 affirmations and take a minute to comment and add your affirmation for 2015 here on TanyaFree.com.


1.    We will value the life of all persons regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
2.    We will not support record companies/artists that demean and degrade our women and the Black community.
3.    We will not live beneath our potential when the Creator has called us to be victorious in all that we set out to do.
4.    We will increase our support of Black-owned businesses.
5.    We will save and investing more of our money.
6.    We will go back to school to acquire new skills and talents to make ourselves more marketable.
7.    We will start businesses that will not only add more revenue to our financial portfolio, but will create employment opportunities for those within our community.
8.    We will not stereotype, categorize, and/or label people we don’t know.
9.    We will become more engaged politically and socially within our community to ensure justice for all persons.
10.    We will not engage in senseless discussions and/or behavior that is destructive and damaging to ourselves, our family, and our community.
11.    We will support our youth and encourage them to strive to be the best in all things.
12.    We will not give up in seeking to  improve our quality of life.


Every day, we should find ways to not only uplift and empower ourselves, but also people within the African-American community.  If we engage in these affirmations today and everyday, we will see change. The idea is to plant seeds of hope. With so many seeds planted, a harvest will come about. This harvest will make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth.

Dr. Sinclair Grey III

 

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Are We More Racially Divided?

President Obama stated in a recent interview that he thinks as far as day to day interactions, that America is less racially divided today than when he took office 6 years ago. He went on to say “ It's understandable the polls might say, you know, that race relations have gotten worse — because when it's in the news and you see something like Ferguson or the Garner case in New York, then it attracts attention. But I assure you, from the perspective of African-Americans or Latinos in poor communities who have been dealing with this all their lives, they wouldn't suggest somehow that it's worse now than it was 10, 15 or 20 years ago.”


What’s Your Take? Do you think the United States is more racially divided today than it was just 6 years ago?

Friday, January 02, 2015

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo RIP

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo -- who rose from the Depression-era streets of Queens to serve three times as governor and whose passionate keynote address at the 1984 Democratic political convention vaulted him onto the national political scene -- died Thursday. He was 82.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
 
The New Year is upon us, a time that signals new beginnings. Most would agree that 2014 was a heck of a year as police brutality followed by racial tension raised its ugly head across the country reinforcing the perception that justice is not always applied equally, especially in the African American community. I bid good riddance to 2014 and the tragic headlines of unarmed black men and children being killed.  I was encouraged by the efforts and energy of the peaceful protests and demonstrations in dozens of cities and will dedicate our broadcasts this year to effecting change! As the saying goes “out with the old and in with the new” let’s really kick 2014 to the curb and bring in something new. New Ideas, New Strategies and New Results!


Join me in dedicating 2015 to equal justice for all! It won’t happen overnight, but WE CAN make it happen!