Thursday, August 28, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly

Common Core Standards are a set of academic standards in Math and English Language Arts and Literacy developed with a goal of consistent goals across states. A recent poll has revealed that a majority of Americans oppose these national standards. The most common reason parents gave for opposing the standards was a belief that they will limit teachers' flexibility.


What’s Your Take? Do you support a national set of academic standards for public schools?



 

Tuesday, August 26, 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 Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com @ 2pm EDT.  The podcast  repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network.

This week’s topics include:

  • Is the mistrust of police by many in the African American community justified?
  • What do Black Parents tell their boys and girls about encounters with police?
  • When, if ever is it appropriate for a military-style police presence in an American city.
  • Does America need a 21st-century civil rights movement?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Common Core Standards are a set of academic standards in Math and English Language Arts and Literacy developed with a goal of consistent goals across states. A recent poll has revealed that a majority of Americans oppose these national standards. The most common reason parents gave for opposing the standards was a belief that they will limit teachers' flexibility.

What’s Your Take? Do you support a national set of academic standards for public schools?



Our Friend Richmond Virginia Sheriff CT Woody brings his years of law enforcement experience to our panel of friends this week.


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

 

What's Your Take?

Domestic law enforcement in cities across America is changing. The so called militarization of local police has been front and center after the protests in Ferguson Missouri. The police response to the protests has caused many to question the Pentagon's dispersal of military equipment to domestic police units, which has increased since 9/11. The ACLU’s website states that Police “Departments use these wartime weapons in everyday policing, especially to fight the wasteful and failed drug war, which has unfairly targeted people of color.” President Obama has just asked for a review of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement agencies to purchase military equipment.Let’s be clear, I understand our local police departments especially in urban areas are facing not only dangerous drug gangs with super firepower but domestic and terrorist threats that were not even on the radar prior to 9/11. My question this week is when, if ever is it appropriate for a military-style police presence in an American city.
What’s Your Take?



 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Have You Had The 'Talk" With Your Kids?

As the body of 18 year old Michael Brown is being laid to rest in Ferguson Missouri, we appear to have more questions than answers not only regarding the killing of  Brown by  Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson ,but questions around the relationship between that police department and the majority Black community it serves. Several  opinion pieces have delved in to the topic of what Black Parents tell their children (especially sons) about  how they should respond should they  find themselves in an encounter with police and whether or not this discussion even happens in the majority of White families.


What’s Your Take?  Is the mistrust of police by many in the African American community justified? Are we vilifying the entire police community over the actions of a few rogue cops? I am interested to know how many of our listeners and readers, regardless of ethnicity have felt the need to have that “talk” with their son or daughter.  

                       

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Does America Need a 21st Century Civil Rights Movement?

Reverend Al Sharpton has been referred to as the most influential civil rights leader of the past ten years. He has been the major spokesman for those protesting the police killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and has been the go-to community liaison on race matters for both President Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. But he can’t do it alone. What present day emerging leaders do you think will have an impact over the next ten years?

What’s Your Take? Does America need a 21st-century civil rights movement?



 

Friday, August 22, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A restaurant in North Carolina is offering its customers a 15 percent discount on the bill if they pray in public before they dig into their meal. ""It's not a religious thing, it's a spiritual thing."It’s about the whole idea of gratitude.”

What’s Your Take? What do you think of offering a 15 percent discount for diners who pray or "say thanks" before they begin eating?  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen To The Podcast Here

 

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.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • Unarmed 18 Year Old Michael Brown was killed by an unnamed Ferguson Missouri Police Officer. Monday was supposed to be Michael Brown's first day at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral.
  • Do you think that there is a deliberate effort by police to impugn the character of Michael Brown, who eyewitnesses report was killed with his hands raised in submission to police? Can and will justice be served in the midst of what many believe to be a campaign to assassinate the character of this unarmed 18 year old?
  • How do you feel about local law enforcement departments being armed with full military gear?  Do you think this Pentagon program will lead to further clashes between citizens and police?

 



Our Friend  Baye Kambui  and Blogger @ mentalunrest.com ….it starts with your head  joins the conversation this week from New York to share his take on the Michael Brown  killing and unrest in Ferguson Missouri.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A restaurant in North Carolina is offering its customers a 15 percent discount on the bill if they pray in public before they dig into their meal. ""It's not a religious thing, it's a spiritual thing."It’s about the whole idea of gratitude.”
What’s Your Take? What do you think of offering a 15 percent discount for diners who pray or "say thanks" before they begin eating? 

Have You Had Your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports,Celebrity and Entertainment News.

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

What's Going On In Ferguson?

A little over a week ago, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old African American male, was shot and killed by Ferguson Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson. The chief announced in a subsequent news conference the officer had no knowledge of Brown as a suspect when he shot Brown. He later acknowledged that the Officer may have seen cigars in Michael’s hands after he stopped him and a friend for walking in the middle of the street.

Michael Brown's family and legal representatives said they were "outraged'' that Ferguson Chief Thomas Jackson implicated the teenager as a suspect in a theft of cigars from a convenience store at the same time the long-sought identity of the shooter, Officer Darren Wilson, was disclosed.

What’s your Take? Do you think that there is a deliberate effort by police to impugn the character of Michael Brown, who eyewitnesses report was killed with his hands raised in submission to police? Can and will justice be served in the midst of what many believe to be a campaign to assassinate the character of this unarmed 18 year old?




 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Has The Militarization Of Police Gone Too Far?

The Ferguson Missouri Police Department acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.Ferguson Missouri, the hometown of   slain 18 year old Michael Brown, with a population of approximately 22,400, looked more like a war zone in the days following the killing of Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. News footage revealed images of rolling armored vehicles and police in military grade body armor, toting short barreled assault rifles.
 

What’s your Take? How do you feel about local law enforcement departments being armed with full military gear?  Do you think this Pentagon program will lead to further clashes between citizens and police?



 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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