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?
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?
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!
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?
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?
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?
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
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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?