Monday, March 30, 2015

How Do You Define Terrorism?

A Germanwings co-pilot is believed to have locked the pilot out of the cockpit, deliberately setting the plane on a lethal descent into the French Alps last week. We now hear that he may have been depressed. The media has for the most part refused to describe this act as terrorism.

What’s Your Take? Does this act meet the definition of terrorism in your opinion?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Are you frustrated with your daily morning and evening rush hour traffic commute? A solution is reportedly on the way that will literally allow you to fly over it all.  The “AeroMobil” an automobile that transforms into an airplane will be able to fly at a top speed of 124mph. The gas powered vehicle will be able to fly 435 miles before running out of gas.        


What’s your take? Will you be flying over traffic in one of these vehicles when it becomes available?   

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Bringing you the latest in sports, celebrity, and entertainment news!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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 Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com @ 2pm EDT. Can’t listen Live?  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 on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show, Honor student beaten by police at UVA, a Mississippi Hanging and Whites Only Signs in Texas. Racism is alive and well in America. Also our all female panel will take a look at the images of women in media. What messages are we sending to our girls? We will take a look at the labeling of Black women and hyper sexism in 2015!



 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Women and Hyper-Sexism in the Media

Hip Hop Culture is now in the mainstream of the music industry. The emergence of digital streaming and alternative music sources have become the preferred method of listening to uncut hip hop deemed inappropriate for traditional radio. A recent article stated that “Generation after generation, music has revolutionized cultures around the globe. Every generation goes through a trend of music that greatly inspires that specific era on what to wear, how to act, and what to say.” The author went on to say that “Artists always try to have the hottest girls in their videos which makes other people, predominantly young men, think “Wow! They are definitely living the good life!” The notion that scantily clad women described as “Bitches and Hoes" are merely an accessory of the good life brings into question how these images will affect the mentality of our young girls and our young boys who idolize and emulate  these hip hop icons.

What’s Your Take? How do you think these images are affecting our young girls in particular?

Are you familiar with the story of Sarah Baartman?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mandatory Voting?

When asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Obama suggested it's time to make voting a requirement. The President went on to say that “It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything,” At least 26 countries reportedly have compulsory voting.
 

What’s Your Take? Is mandatory voting in America a good idea?


Friday, March 20, 2015

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The new Apple wrist watch is here. Apple is counting on this device to be an essential way to have brief discreet interactions quickly. There are three models ranging from a starting price at  $350 to upwards of $10,000 for a 18-karat yellow or rose gold for the Apple Watch Edition.

What’s your take? Is an Apple Watch in your future? 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tanya Free and Friends Talk 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.

This week’s topics include:

  • Race and racism continue to dominate our lives. Tensions are high after the shooting of two Police officers outside the Ferguson Missouri Police Department during demonstrations demanding more changes after the resignation of the Police Chief, including the disbanding of the entire police department and the resignation of the Mayor. Now there are those that are blaming the demonstrations and  peaceful protesters for the shooting.
  • Days after the University of Oklahoma ousted Sigma Alpha Epsilon from its campus following a viral video of members singing a racist chant, some in the media have found a way to blame the hip hop community and culture for a  group of young White kids singing about excluding and murdering Blacks kids

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Getting Ready for Wednesday!

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show airs LIVE Wednesdays @2:00 pm ET on WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP 95.5 FM in Greenville, SC and the AMFM 247 Network with affiliate stations in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Tampa Fl, Macon GA, Lancaster PA, Boulder CO and Las Vegas, NV streaming online@ www.tanyafree.com, www.blacktalkradionetwork.com with a delayed broadcast on the May We Help You? Radio Network.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Secret Service Agents In The News Again

Top-ranking Secret Service officials including the second-in-charge of President Obama's own personal detail are suspected to have been drinking when they drove through a barrier at the White House. This incident is the latest in a string of embarrassments and scandals at the agency over the last three years. The agents have reportedly been assigned to "non-operational" duties.
 

What’s Your Take? Should all agents involved be fired if the allegations are proven true?

Friday, March 13, 2015

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

People generally aren't used to kindness from strangers. With the hustle and bustle of life many of us exist in our own little world and don’t take the time to pay attention to anyone else. How often do we even take the time to open the door for a stranger or greet the person in line with us at the supermarket? Imagine a world where random acts of kindness and generosity were the norm.    
  
How would you rate yourself on a scale 1 to 10, with ten being the best, on your level of kindness and generosity towards others? 

Wednesday, March 11, 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.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:

  • We will take a look back on Bloody Sunday, the police attack on civil rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama 50 years ago.
  • Police shootings of unarmed in Wisconsin and Georgia
  • Racist Frat video at University of Oklahoma
  • Email and transparency issues and Hillary Clinton
     

 

 

 

Monday, March 09, 2015

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Bringing you the latest in sports, celebrity, and entertainment news!

Transparency?

The uproar surrounding former Sec. Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time at the State Department has caused members from both sides of the aisle to ask her to make a statement. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stated that while the “situation isn't clear," her message to Clinton was: "Step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is."
"She is the leading candidate, whether it be Republican or Democrat, for the next president...from this point on, the silence is going to hurt her."

What’s Your Take? Will these email and transparency issues hurt Hillary Clinton’s aspirations to be the Democratic Presidential nominee?

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Watch President Obama's Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches

President Obama delivers remarks from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Selma Fifty Years Later

On March 7, 1965 around 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked the peaceful demonstrators in an attempt to stop the march for voting rights.

 

Friday, March 06, 2015

Billie Holiday- Strange Fruit

Thursday, March 05, 2015

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Americans now view Cuba more favorably than they have in nearly 20 years according to a recent poll. Forty-six percent say they have a favorable opinion of Cuba, up eight percentage points from last year. While Americans have not always viewed Cuba favorably, they have consistently wanted to re-establish diplomatic ties with the island.


What’s Your Take? What is your overall opinion of Cuba?

Wednesday, March 04, 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:

  • The city of Cleveland on Friday responded to a lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice with several defenses, including that the 12-year-old died and his family members suffered because of their own actions. 
  • March Madness is upon us again and so is the conversation of compensation for student athletics.
  • Mistrial declared in rape trial of former W&M football recruit.
  • Did you know about a little-known provision of Virginia state law that allows private citizens to petition the courts for the authority to carry a gun display a badge and make arrests
  • LAPD kills Unarmed Homeless Man

 


 

Tuesday, March 03, 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.
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Monday, March 02, 2015

Pay For Play?

March Madness is upon us again and so is the conversation of compensation for student athletics. The NCAA Basketball tournament is expected to generate a billion dollars in revenue this year. The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sports, the Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference recently passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance. Other Division I conferences have said they will consider cost of attendance for some sports but not necessarily all. The exact value of cost of attendance will vary from school to school. Stipends have been estimated at $2,000 to $4,000 annually. They are designed to cover the cost-of-living expenses that fall outside athletic scholarships.


How do you feel about cost of attendance stipends and overall compensation for student athletes? Will the big five conferences have an advantage in recruiting players because of the additional stipend? How do you think smaller conferences and HBCU sports programs will be affected?

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Cleveland Blames Tamir Rice for His Own Death

The city of Cleveland on Friday responded to a lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice with several defenses, including that the 12-year-old died and his family members suffered because of their own actions. The city, wrote that Tamir's death on Nov. 22 and all of the injuries his family claims in the suit "were directly and proximately caused by their own acts, not this Defendant." It also says that the 12-year-old's shooting death was caused "by the failure ... to exercise due care to avoid injury."


What’s Your Take? Do you agree with the city of Cleveland that Tamir’s death was because of his actions?