Thursday, April 17, 2014

Should we raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour?

Robert Reich explains why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

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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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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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

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Tuesday, March 04, 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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Thursday, February 27, 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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Tuesday, February 18, 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.
 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day from all of us here at TanyaFree.com and Tanya Free and Friends Radio!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

President's Weekly Address

In this week's address, the President discusses the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address to expand opportunity for all so that every American can get ahead and have a shot at creating a better life for their kids.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week? ReyTime sits in for Coffee Black this week!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Group wants end of N-word in NFL

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an influential group that promotes diversity and job equality in the NFL, called on players Thursday to stop using the N-word on the field after highly publicized incidents involving the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins.

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

GOP official ousted for 'lazy blacks' comment

Don Yelton, a local GOP official in North Carolina, has been forced to resign following an appearance this week on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" in which he made a series of racially charged remarks.

Watch the video and share your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

ObamaCare vs The Affordable Care Act

It's all in a name or is it? Watch the video and share your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pursuing a Diplomatic Solution in Syria

President Obama follows up on his speech to the nation on Tuesday and describes the possibility for a diplomatic solution in Syria, partially because of the credible threat of U.S. military force.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Common Core State Standards initiative seeks to set a uniform standard for grades K-12, to ensure kids all over the nation reach the same minimum level of learning.

What’s Your Take? Is a National Common Core educational standard a good idea?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Grain of Salt

President Obama said Monday that he has not decided whether he will order a strike on Syria without congressional support — and he's not certain he'll win a vote on a resolution to authorize military action.He also expressed wariness about a new Russian proposal — "welcomed" by Syria's foreign minister — to have Damascus turn over its chemical weapons to international inspectors.

"I think you have to take it with a grain of salt initially," he said. “This represents a potentially positive development. We are gonna run this to ground."

 

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

President Obama will seek Congressional approval before any military action

President Barack Obama said he will seek authorization from Congress before launching any military action against the Syrian regime.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Kerry calls attack against Syrian civilians 'crime against humanity'

Making a forceful case to answer a "crime against conscience," Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that the U.S. had a moral obligation to punish Syria for using chemical weapons — painting a ghastly portrait of twitching bodies, victims foaming at the mouth and row upon row of children gassed to death.

 

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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Friday, August 02, 2013

HUNTED

Please check out this commentary from our friend Baye Kambui! 

 

Add a new rule to the List of Things a Brother Must Never Do to Avoid Being Profiled as a Criminal or Shot Like Trayvon Martin – don’t do pull ups on building scaffolds after dark.

True story.

It was past 10 o’clock p.m. earlier this year and I was walking north on Greenwich Street between Rector and Albany Streets in New York City, headed home. I saw a horizontal pole in the building scaffolding on the east side of the street and as part part of my fitness habit, I knocked out a set of pull-ups. Just when I finished my set, a stocky 40-plus white guy with dark hair and a mustache walked out of an open shop and walked in the same direction I took. . I somewhat discounted the glare he gave me since he can’t possibly think I was doing pull-ups until I found a prospective robbery victim, yet I walked slower than my usual pace since I thought walking near him would create unnecessary alarm.

My precaution didn’t stop what happened next – Stocky Guy quickly puts his hand in his black leather jacket as if he had a gun and began to back away from me toward the street.  His glare went nowhere, but his nervousness was equally prominent.

It’s amazing how the human brain calculates data in real time. I sensed there was a non-trivial probability that I was about to become a shooting victim for doing pull ups while on the way home and I had to concurrently assess the imminence of this threat – i.e., does Stocky Guy really have a gun; does he appear ready to use the supposed gun; are there any signs that he’s drawing weapon at that moment; what are my options for handling this situation. His backing away to create additional space between him and me can be a good or bad event as I reasoned on the spot since retreating can signal a lack of willingness to confront me, or can mean he’s ready to shoot but wants to make sure I’m not close enough to grab his supposed weapon. My computed odds that he had a weapon and that I was facing real danger: unknown – 50%.

I was aware of our close proximity to the 9/11 Memorial which meant there were security cameras all over the place as well as police officers at least 60-70 yards away. Not to mention the residents who live on the upper floors of the street.

Armed with this data I initiated my calculated course of action: “Easy Bro,” I said with my hands raised while continuing my northward direction and creating distance between us. “I’m just walking home.” My voice was calm as usual and I wasn’t the least bit nervous.

“You’re about to get f*****g shot, sneaking up on me like that,” was his angry response.

Time to lunch the next step in my plan which was to quickly draw attention to this situation: “NO ONE IS TRYING TO SNEAK UP ON YOU,” I said loudly while moving further away from him.

Stocky Guy said nothing else and quickly crossed Greenwich, disappearing on Carlisle Street,  headed west.

I never expressed anger or sadness during or immediately following the incident. I walked past a police car that was positioned to guard the 9/11 memorial as well as two foot patrol officers on the corner of West and Albany Streets without any thought about reporting what I just went through.

Thinking about that night made me recall the previous times I experienced having guns drawn on me.

Like the time I was passing through North Carolina as a college student on my way back to New York with three friends. The car I was riding in received its second flat tire that evening. Two friends were left in the car while another friend and I took a long walk north on Interstate 95 in search of a gas station – he carried the damaged tire while I carried a crobar. I walked a few feet in front of the friend until I realized he was no longer right behind me. I turned around and saw him talking to a state trooper in a patrol car with no flashing lights. I walked toward the trooper and friend thinking that we now have a ride to the gas station when the friend began to scream at me to drop the crobar. Mind you the trooper said nothing at this point. When I had a clear view of the officer he was still in his car with his gun pointed directly at me from his window while telling me it was a good thing my friend gave me the warning since “you never know out here.”

Like the time I was 15 years old walking through Central Park in search of a possibly rained-out high school football team picnic when cop in his vehicle drove parallel to my vector, got out of his car and drew his gun, using his car door as a shield. Before I knew it, additional cops surrounded me with guns drawn. My supposed crime? A black man, whose description did not match mine, snatched a woman’s purse.

Like the time I met two friends in New Brunswick, New Jersey one Saturday night to hang out. We were passing through the town of Elizabeth when our car, a Jaguar, was trailed by a police car for no more than a half-mile. Without surprise we were pulled over by the officers – guns drawn of course – with additional officers joining the traffic stop. Their inquiry included our providing a complete account of the places we planned to visit that evening, along with corresponding times. “Brake light malfunction” is the official reason for why we were stopped.

Like the time I learned that driving a rental car 46 miles per hour in a 35 mpg zone somewhere between Fort Lauderdale and Miami can earn the experience of a police gun briefly pointed at you.

I haven’t covered the times I was pulled over for various reasons by police officers  - sans drawn weapons – or the times I may have been a target for undercover officers. What would you think when a twenty-something year old white guy almost suddenly wants to buy you a drink in a trendy lounge on Chrystie Street to talk about Italian mobsters and famous hit jobs that occurred before he was born – two topics you never offered a clue that you were  ever interested in discussing? In any case, I didn’t sense a good outcome from that conversation so I quickly exited.

In the aggregate, I was struck by how my emotions had been removed from these incidents. However,  coupling my experiences with US Justice Department statistics several years ago that show how people of African descent are twice more likely than white Americans to be stopped by police, and how these stops are three times more likely to result in the use of force by police officers made me feel more like a member of a hunted species as opposed to being an ephemeral “person of interest” in the eyes of the law. I don’t imagine that antelopes, gazelles or other animals make heavy emotional expenditures in their past encounters with hunters as much as they focus on the moment they live in and how they will survive it.

Even even as an adult, my parents still inspect the clothes I wear when I visit them and they will quickly suggest changes that they think will attract less attention from police officers. In their calculus of probable frightening events, the chances I may be shot by members of the criminal or law enforcement clans carry equal weight. Wearing pants that sag has never been my style. Besides my lack of desire to wear a virtual utility belt, I also don’t carry my smartphone in a belt holster for reasons obvious to most members of The Hunted. I learned that making adjustments to my car dashboard while near a toll booth makes me a more prominent target as was the case twice when approaching the Hugh Carey Tunnel in Brooklyn. I try not to carry many bags, particularly large ones, after dark. I don’t have a police record, nor have I ever been arrested. Despite my background or adjustments made to my appearance, I can’t seem to cast away my “Hunted Species” status.

I watched the film Fruitvale Station last Friday and witnessed my typically calm and steady demeanor give way to heaves and tears. I’m still not sure why I was crying but while I may have seen a part of myself and my personal experiences on screen, I certainly made a connection between film subject Oscar Grant’s death at the hands of Bay Area police officers with the lives of Sean Bell, Randolph Evans, Amadou Diallo, Clifford Glover as well as many other people of African descent who died from state-issued bullets or by those of self-appointed deputies.

Perhaps the tears were a necessary reminder of my own humanity…

song currently stuck in my head: “back home” – yusef lateef

 

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pardon For Marissa Alexander

Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard joined us on The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show yesterday. The Senator sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott urging him to pardon Marissa Alexander, a Floridian and mother facing a mandatory minimum sentence that should have been avoided under the current Stand Your Ground law.

“This is a complete and utter outrage,” Senator Bullard stated. “How can a mother who previously had no criminal record, living in fear for her life, and shooting no one, get a 20-year sentence and the gunman of a 17 year-old child goes completely free!”

Marissa Alexander shot a weapon in her home August of 2010 during a heated dispute with her then-husband Rico Gray. Gray has a documented case of domestic abuse. Alexander says that the shot fired was a warning shot and was not intended to harm anyone.  A judge ruled that Alexander was not eligible to use stand your ground as a defense because he saw Alexander as the aggressor.

Ms. Alexander currently faces 20 years in prison for discharging a weapon under the controversial 10-20-Life law which has mandatory minimum sentencing requirements. Under current state law the governor’s office has the authority to pardon those who have been sentenced in a court of law.

CONTACT

Sean Nixon
Nixon.sean@flsenate.gov
(305) 815-8417 for more information

 

Call Governor Scott's office @ 850 717 9337 to support the pardon of Marissa Alexander

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin

 Watch President Obama's statement about Trayvon Martin and the verdict of the court trial that followed the Florida teenager's death.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Strengthening our Economy by Passing Bipartisan Immigration Reform

President Obama discusses how a large, bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which would add a big boost to our economy, strengthen Social Security, and modernize our legal immigration system to make it more consistent with our value. He calls on Congress to pass this commonsense bill quickly so that we can fix our broken immigration system and keep America strong for years to come.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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Friday, July 05, 2013

Justified?

An officer shot and killed a Southern California man's dog after it jumped from an open car window and lunged at officers who were taking the Rottweiler's owner into custody on suspicion of interfering with a SWAT stand-off. This video shows Rosby walking his dog Max  along a sidewalk and recording officers on his cell phone. Another man who was also apparently recording the police incident was standing just a few feet away from Rosby, but he was not approached by officers.
Officers stared at Rosby for several seconds and began walking toward him. Rosby placed his dog into his car and, as officers approached, turned around and put his hands behind his back. Rosby's attorney, said his client was targeted because he had a pending lawsuit against the Hawthorne Police Department. Rosby alleged that police beat him without cause.


What’s Your Take?


Thanks to Scotty Reid of the Black Talk Radio News for sharing this story with us.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Reflections on Gorée Island

President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama visit Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal and tour the Masion des Esclaves (House of Slaves) Museum. For roughly three hundred years until the mid-1840s, countless men, women and children from Africa were kidnapped from their homes and communities and brought to this island to be sold as slaves. Narrated by the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Jazz On The Grass

Tanya Free and Friends Are A Proud Sponsor Of Jazz On The Grass!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thank You!

I would like to thank all of our friends who joined us last night in Richmond for "Lights Out" at Famous Brown's!

Today Tanya Free and Friends are happy to join Buster  Nelson from State Farm Insurance in sponsorship of  Jazz on the Grass  River Riverfront Plaza in  Fredericksburg,VA

Friday, June 14, 2013

Lights Out

Join us tonight for Lights Out!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The "SIP" With Coffee Black

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Edward Snowden : Whistleblower or Criminal ?

The man who claims to be the whistleblower behind the revelation that the National Security Agency is gathering troves of data on individuals' telephone and internet use stepped forward on Sunday.

 

Friday, June 07, 2013

What Would You Do?

A social experiment is conducted in a park. Three people try to steal a bike out in the open. First, a white teenager. Then, a black one. Finally, a young blond tries her luck. Does anyone try to stop them?

 

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Michelle Obama Confronts Her Heckler

Watch the video of the First Lady taking care of business!

 

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Jazz on the Grass

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Didn't Fit?

A Prince William County man says he was suspected by Walmart security of possibly kidnapping his three young daughters -- all because they aren't the same race.

DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

WTH!!!

Unacceptable under any circumstances!

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Friday, April 26, 2013

What's wrong with this picture?

The Dedication Ceremony of the George W. Bush Library and Museum

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Joe Klein: Keep Politics Out of Our Reaction to Boston

TIME's Joe Klein explains why politics, from gun control to immigration, shouldn't be part of our reaction to the Boston tragedy.

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Not Be Treated As Enemy Combatant

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an American citizen, won't be treated as an enemy combatant as some Republican members of Congress had suggested, the White House said Monday."He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions."

 

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Captured

President Barack Obama said at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon bombings manhunt on Friday night that "we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy."
After a day-long massive manhunt for one Boston Marathon bombing suspect that terrorized several cities and riveted a nation, there was shouting and applause on the streets of Watertown, Massachusetts.We are all appreciative of the efforts of the local, state and federal authorities and officials involved in  the apprehension of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shameful Day in Washington

Despite the fact that polls indicate that 90 percent of Americans are in support of background checks, the gun-buyer background check bill failed 54 to 46 in the Senate falling short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster. It also voted down other key measures and counterproposals, defeating a string of amendments in a series of procedural votes that likely doomed any major legislation to curb gun violence.
 

Take note of the majority of Republicans and 4 Democrats that neglected to vote on OUR  behalf - the 90 percent majority of the American people that have spoken.

 

President Barack Obama says the Senate's opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a "shameful day" in Washington

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombings

Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. The race was diverted before being halted as police and fire crews swept the area. Another device was found, which was purposely detonated by Boston Police at Boylston Street. Another incident at JFK Library, which was thought to be a fourth-related incident, is now being considered as a fire-related issue by the Boston Police Department.  Two people are dead and at least 90 are injured. >>> This is a developing story. / Boston.com

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sandy Hook Victim's Mother Calls for Commonsense Gun Responsibility Reforms

This week’s address is delivered by Francine Wheeler, whose six year old son, Ben, was murdered alongside nineteen other children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago. Now, Francine – joined by her husband David – is asking the American people to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to more families like hers.

 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Peace And Blessings

Peace And Blessings To You On This Easter Sunday!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Permission

Imagine asking the same question a million times over. Watch Today's  WASSUP video and share your comments and opinions. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Defense of Slavery at CPAC?

 

A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Robert Reich and the Minimum Wage

Robert Reich On Why Raising The Minimum Wage Is One Of The Smartest Things We Can Do. Watch today's WASSUP video and share your comments here on TanyaFree.com.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

"Harlem Shake"craze needs historical, cultural context

 Check out Melissa Harris Perry's take on the Real "Harlem Shake" 

End the Sequester to Keep Growing the Economy

In his weekly address, President Obama says that businesses have created jobs every month for three years straight – nearly 6.4 million altogether, and have added 246,000 new jobs in February. Watch the address here on TanyaFree.com
 

Thursday, March 07, 2013

CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON AND SEAN HANNITY

 'You are the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen.' That was Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's  assessment of Sean Hannity ..

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

President's Weekly Address: Congress Must Compromise to Stop the Impact of the Sequester

In his weekly address, President Obama tells the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts—called the sequester—have taken effect because Congress failed to act. 

Friday, March 01, 2013

Drop The Gun and Pick Up the Drum

 PRESS RELEASE    

1549 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38106

For Immediate Release
Contacts:   
Omar Baruti                 (901)239-1555      
Andrew Rome Withers (901)201-2270
 
100 Drummers will assemble April 4, 2013 in honor of The Honorable 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
Memphis, Tenn. - April 4 1968 is well written in the soul of the fabric of America’s past that will never be forgotten. It is the day that the modern Prince of Peace also a Nobel Peace Prize recipient was shot down in Memphis, Tennessee. As those of us who were living, we recall April 4, 1968. We still remember the words spoken that sounded unreal that Dr. King had been shot.  We still remember the Prince of Peace; the Drum Major for Justice was no longer there.  We are asking the Memphis Community and the entire world to join in with us to commemorate this day in history. 
 
This April 4, 2013 the greater Memphis community will remember the legacy and sacrifice of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We invite the human Family to “Drop the Gun and Pick up The Drum” for 36 minutes beginning at 6:01pm.  We will assemble 100 drummers who will walk from 294 Hernando Street at Pontotoc Avenue, the location of the Clayborn (Clayborn-Ball) Temple AME Church. 
Give the world 36 minutes of peace in every city, town and on every battle field in every part of the human family throughout the earth. Hundreds of drummers will line up at Clayborn Temple and will simultaneously beat their drums and march approximately six-tenths of a mile to the site of the Lorraine Motel now called the National Civil Rights Museum. The designated route for the marchers will begin at Pontotoc Street and proceed north to Linden Avenue then west on Linden Avenue, which has been recently, renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The marchers will travel south on Mulberry Street to the national Civil Rights Museum where participants will continue to beat their drums for the 36 minutes in memory of Dr. King. Afterwards all participants are invited to attend a festive reception at Memphis’ Kwanzaa International headquarters located at 1549 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, Tennessee.
 
 
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

All For One?

Do you play the lottery? How about a work or group lottery pool? There are some things that might just be best done alone and playing the lottery seems to be one of them. Just ask the eight employees in a court battle over a jackpot winning ticket. The purchaser of the ticket for the group claims the winning ticket is actually her ticket purchased separately and not the group’s pooled lottery ticket. Confused? Watch the video and post your comments.     

What do you think?  Who deserves the cash?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

How will the sequester affect you?

President Obama urges Congress to stop the sequester -- the automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security from taking effect on March 1. Many Americans simply do not understand the sequester and how it may affect them.Looming crisis or political hype?Find out more about the sequester here on TanyaFree.com. Do you think Congress will or should stop these automatic cuts?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Demand A Plan

 NFL Greats  Join Celebrities To " DEMAND A PLAN" On End Gun Violence

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Monday, February 18, 2013

What's Your Take?

The Christopher Dorner case has resulted in emotions ranging from fear to outrage and even sympathy for Dorner. The former Los Angeles Police Department officer allegedly killed four people in revenge for his firing. Dorner’s Manifesto posted on FACEBOOK portrayed him as a victim of institutional racism that dared to cross the Blue Line to report a sergeant for brutality.

Do you agree with those who condemn the killings, but  sympathize with his motives?
 
 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Doing the Right Thing!

Money is tight for siblings Katie and Ryan Moi, but when they found $13,000 on the street, they still immediately decided to return the cash to its rightful owner.

Watch today's Good News "Wassup"video and share your comments here on TanyaFree.com!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Another Tragic Loss

 Another young victim falls prey to gun violence.A teen who performed at events for President Obama's inauguration was slain in Chicago this week, and her story is now part of the debate over gun control. Watch the video and post your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com

According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, all of us need to arm ourselves to the hilt, because if he has his way with the upcoming budget cuts, we won't be able to count on the police for help:

Graham: We Need Guns Because Of Budget Cuts, Fewer Cops:

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

When It's Easy For Anyone And Everyone To Get A Gun, This Happens

Watch this week's WASSUP video and share your comments and opinions!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Unbelievable

Outrage mounts over Gun Appreciation Day. Leader claims Gun apppreciation Day honors Dr. King. Watch the video and post your opinions and comments.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the Week?

 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just When You Thought Sexism Was On The Way Out, 2012 Happened

Check out today's WASSUP video and post your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com! 

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "Sip" for the week?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Deal or No Deal?

What's your take? Will we have a deal by December 31?

 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Joy to All

In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thank our brave troops and their families for their service. The President and First Lady ask the American people to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to honor and support our veterans and military families, and say that we must all come together, as we always do, to care for each other during this holiday season.

 

Friday, December 21, 2012

NRA calls for protecting schools with arms

After a week of silence in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the National Rifle Association finally spoke out Friday defending guns and decrying violence. NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called for schools to be protected with armed guards, just as sports stadiums, the President of the United States and government buildings.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Are you planning for the Apocalypse?

If Friday really is the end of the world then you want to invest in booze, bananas and banks, according to some experts.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "sip" for the Week?

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

"We Have Been Through This Too Many Times"

Tanya Free and Friends extend our thoughts and prayers to the families affected by this tragedy.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your sip for the week?

 

Friday, December 07, 2012

Where do we go from here?

Hollywood legend Ed Asner and his take on the 99% What's your  take? Watch the video and share your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Sip With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "Sip" for the week?

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Working Together to Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

President Obama urges Congress to act now on one thing that everyone agrees on -- ensuring that taxes don’t go up on 98 percent of all Americans and 97 percent of small businesses at the end of the year.

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Welcome to the Twilight Zone!

 Watch these videos and share your comments and opinions!

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy

In his weekly address, President Obama says that it’s time for Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts for 98% of all Americans. Both parties agree that this will give 98% of families and 97% of small businesses the certainty that will lead to growth, and so there is no reason to wait. On Tuesday, the American people voted for compromise and action, and the President calls on Congress to come together in that spirit to help create jobs and strengthen our economy.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The "Sip" With Coffee Black

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?

 

Monday, October 29, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your sip for the week?

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

 A recent survey revealed that a majority of smokers feel that second hand smoke is not very harmful despite the fact that studies continue to suggest that exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of developing many of the same fatal illnesses as smoking. 

Are you a smoker? How comfortable are you being around second hand smoke?
 
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Credit and Debit Cardholders - Beware!!!!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and beware. Share your thoughts and comments. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The 'Sip" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your "SIP" for the week?

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

VP Face-Off

 The only Vice Presidential Debate of this campaign season is history. How would you grade the performances? Who do you think was the victor?

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your sip for the week?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Round One

The first Presidential debate of this campaign season is history. Who do you think was the heavyweight champion of tonight's debate? Was it a KO,draw or decision?

 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "Sip" for the week?

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your sip for the week?

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your sip for the week?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" this week?

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Coming Together to Remember September 11th

Watch as President Obama marks the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks by remembering the innocent lives lost, and honoring the first responders and men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed to keep our country safe.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your 'Sip" this week?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood at the 2012 Republican National Convention

Watch as Clint Eastwood speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa last night. His speech has received mixed reviews from the political pundits. What's your take? What do you think of his remarks?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.
Coffee Black is now on Twitter @CoffeeBlackSip and Like her on FACEBOOK!

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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.
Coffee Black is now on Twitter
@CoffeeBlackSip and Like her on FACEBOOK!
 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

'Legitimate rape' rarely causes pregnancy

Unbelievable! Can someone give me the definition of a "legitimate " rape?

Rep. Todd Akin, GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, said in an interview airing Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.
 

Akin issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying he misspoke.

“In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,” he said. “I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action.”

Off the cuff?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney Picks Ryan as VP

Mitt Romney introduces his running mate, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, as a man with "unbounded optimism in America's future" at a rally in Norfolk, Virginia.

What do you think of the decision? Will Ryan help Romney's numbers?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Handcuffed Man Killed in Police Car

How is this possible ? Watch this week's WASSUP video and share your comments and opinions. Join the conversation!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Blunderer in Chief ?

GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney criticizes London 2012 Olympics 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden attends the NAACP Conference

Vice President Joe Biden fills in for President Obama at the NAACP Convention in Houston,Texas. What's your take?

 

Mitt Romney Addresses the NAACP

In case you missed it,here is the video of Governor Romney's address to the NAACP 2012 Convention.What's your take?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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

Friday, July 06, 2012

VIP Influence Peddling

 

Check this story of  sweetheart deals given to some members of Congress, their staffers and other government employees  from former mortgage-lender Countrywide Financial. They received the deals as part of  a special “VIP program,” according to a report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Coffee Black returns today with a special edition of The "Sip" highlighting the BET Awards.

Monday, July 02, 2012

The "Sip " with Coffee Black

Have you had your sip for the week? The latest in Sports,Celebrity and Entertainment news!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Right Thing to Do

It has been a busy week for the Obama administration. Check out the video here on TanyaFree.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"The Sip" with Coffee Black

Listen to the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show weekly for "The Sip" with Coffee Black!   The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News.

 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Unbelievable!

Check out today's 'Wassup' video story and share your thoughts and comments. www.tanyafree.com

Friday, June 01, 2012

Living Life With A Purpose

Still making a difference at the age of 100!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

VP Watch

The 2012 Republican National Convention is slated for August 2.The hunt is on for a VP candidate to pair up with anticipated presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan and Governors Bobby Jindal and Bob MacDonnell have all been mentioned as possible running mates.

Who do you think would make a good running mate and why?  


 

Sunday, April 08, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll


What’s on your facebook page? In a growing trend, some employers are demanding access to employee and applicant facebook accounts. Rejecting access could jeopardize employment. What do you think about this new trend? Would you give your employer access to your facebook page?


 

Friday, April 06, 2012

Teacher asks student to READ BLACKER!

Check out this week's 'Wassup' video and leave your comments here on TanyaFree.com 

Sunday, April 01, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Calls for the immediate arrest and detention of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin continue to escalate from coast to coast.

Based on the information as you know it, do you think there is sufficient probable cause for an arrest?

 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Not a free pass for everyone

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story where Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ is at the heart of the case. Share your thoughts and comments.  www.tanyafree.com

Friday, March 02, 2012

More than "just a football coach and study hall teacher"

 

Check out today's Wassup video of Coach Frank Hall. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments.

 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll  revealed that Americans consider Iran as the top enemy of the United States.

Do you agree? What country do you feel is the greatest threat to the United States today?



 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr recently tweeted  "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise,"
How do you feel about the comment?  Fair assessment or racist jab?



 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

After a knockdown, drag out fight with Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney is pulling ahead of the pack in some of the polls.

Despite in-fighting within the party, do you think Romney will receive the full support and backing of the GOP if he is the eventual nominee?


 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

 
The Southern Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina got off to a rocky start when CNN’s John King asked Newt Gingrich about his second ex-wife’s ”Open Marriage” allegations.What do you think?
      
Should allegations and questions of personal character be fair game during a debate?



 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

An Indiana mother recently forced her son to stand on a street corner wearing a sign that read “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law”. She felt as though the community service given her son after breaking the law wasn’t enough to make him change his ways.
How do you feel about her unconventional punishment?

Do you think the discipline was too harsh?



 

Sunday, January 08, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

An increasing number of employers are now testing for nicotine. Applicants that would test positive need not apply.

Is this hiring ban too personal?

Would you stop smoking to get a job or keep your current job?


 

Friday, January 06, 2012

What's happening to America?

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your thoughts and comments.  www.tanyafree.com 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly poll

The death of Osama bin Laden was selected as the the top news story of 2011 in the recent Associated Press' annual poll of U.S editors and news directors.Time magazine gave the nod to the Occupy Wall Street Protests.Global economic concerns,congressional fiscal showdawns and the Penn State sex scandal all made it to the top ten of various lists.

What would you rank as the top news story of 2011?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The yearly debate over whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” is upon us again this season.


Which greeting of cheer do you prefer?

 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Latest GOP Presidential Polls seems to have narrowed the race to frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney after the exit of Herman Cain.

Who do you think will be the eventual nominee?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Allegations of infidelity and moral lapses continue to plague politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Would the infidelity of a candidate affect your decision at the ballot box?



 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Blowing in the wind

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ video story.www.tanyafree.com

What would you have done in this situation?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Many families have been forced to scale back Thanksgiving plans and travel this year due to economic conditions.

Has the economy affected your plans this year?

 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Penn State made the decision not to cancel the final football game of the season after the revelation of alleged child sex abuse and cover up by university officials and athletic staff.

Was business as usual the correct response?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Debra Gaines and Mishonda Cobb who will each receive a pair of tickets to "An Evening With Dick Gregory"

Thanks to Urban Views Weekly for sponsoring this Give-Away!

We still have a few General Admission tickets available.Get yours now at Plan 9 in Carytown and at the door (if available)

Sunday, November 06, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Passengers aboard five JetBlue flights were reportedly stranded on the tarmac in Connecticut for more than 7 hours, some without food, water and operating restroom facilities.

How likely are you to be traveling by air during the upcoming holidays?

 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Ever feel as though someone is watching you? Well, a recent patent application could lead to mini cameras installed in your car’s highway toll EZ passes.

How concerned are you about Big Brother?

 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The consumer price index continues to rise with escalating gas and food prices according to the National Labor Department. Unfortunately, reports indicate the same cannot be said about wage increases.

When was the last time you had a salary or wage increase?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Women to the back - What !?!!!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

We are taking a break this week but we will be taking your comments 24/7 @ Tanyafree.com and on our 24 hour hotline @ 804 321 1010.Take a moment to check out the podcast of our May 25th show when we tackled the issue of how and whether we can both support and criticize the President.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Power In Numbers

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement and mounting solidarity against corporate greed and social inequality continues to grow and has now gone global. Current GOP Presidential frontrunner Herman Cain described the protesters as “jealous Americans who play the victim card” and want to take somebody else”s Cadillac.
What do you think about movement? Do you plan to get involved? 

         

 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Sex Education classes will be mandated in New York City Public Schools for the first time in nearly two decades .The curriculum includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity. Opposition from religious groups is mounting as the national debate grows over what schools should teach students about sex.
How do you feel? Should sex education be mandated in public schools?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Apologies to many of you who tried to listen live today. WCLM's live feed and internet stream were both interrupted during the show.. Aftershocks in Central Virginia and worldwide Blackberry outages! Wow,but the show must go on!

Listen  to the rebroadcast here  on TanyaFree.com!

This week’s topics:
A look back at last night’s Republican debate.

                   

Why is Herman Cain being dismissed by the press while continuing to lead in many of the polls?

Jobs Jobs Jobs! The President’s job bill appears to be  dead in the water.What's next? Are you better off? President Obama conceded that “American people are not better off  than they were four years ago.”  The President’s transparency may be a day late and a dollar short. What does the President need to do to turn the economy around?   

Raising fees seem to be the name of the game in banking. How will the new debit card and higher checking account fees affect the way you bank?


 

What civil rights activist  vowed to “kill segregation or be killed by it”?
Find out during the Tanyafree.com 365 Moment!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Raising fees seem to be the name of the game in banking. How will the new debit card and higher checking account fees affect the way you bank?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Join the Conversation!

Listen to a rebroadcast of today's show Here on TanyaFree.com!

This week’s topics:

The “Occupy Wall Street" movement against corporate greed and social inequality continues to grow and has garnered support from a diverse group including celebrities and demonstrators from across the political spectrum.

Why do you think this movement has been ignored for the most part by the mainstream media?
 
The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by U.S. counterterrorism forces has generated condemnation from civil liberties groups. Should the government have the authority to assassinate an American citizen, without trial or due process?


Reverend Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr., the 33rd General(national) President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.joins the conversation to preview the upcoming Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference this week in Richmond Virginia.


Who was the prolific jazz saxophonist  credited with being  at the forefront of free jazz?
Find out during the Tanyafree.com 365 Moment!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by U.S. counterterrorism forces has generated condemnation from civil liberties groups.

Should the government have the authority to assassinate an American citizen, without trial or due process?

Friday, September 30, 2011

No audio allowed!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

This week’s topics include:

A look back at the case and execution of Troy Davis
What’s behind the protests on Wall Street and why is the media absent for the most part?
President Obama tells the Congressional Black Caucus to press on and stop complaining. Maxine Waters wonders who he is talking to and finds the comments curious. How do feel about the comments?
Vowing that he would not run for the presidency in 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be reconsidering at the request of his party.
Do you think Gov. Christie should run in 2012?

Listen to the podcast  HERE on Tanyafree.com!


Who was the unsung hero of racial and economic justice born in Norfolk VA?
Find out during the Tanyafree.com 365 Moment!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Vowing that he would not run for the presidency in 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be reconsidering at the request of his party.

Do you think Gov. Christie should run in 2012?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Unbelievable!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments or thoughts on any subject. www.tanyafree.com  
    

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Highlights

Check out highlights of today's show!


 

Sylvia Cyrus , Executive Director of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History joins the conversation to discuss their upcoming convention ”African Americans and the Civil War”

 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Death Penalty

The Troy Davis case in Georgia has brought the issue of Capital Punishment back in to the spotlight.

Should the Death Penalty be outlawed in all fifty states?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Speak Up for Troy Davis!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

The dust has settled,the technical glitches from the storm are fixed.We plan to return live next Wednesday!

Stay in touch with us this week on FACEBOOK and Twitter! We of course welcome your comments and opinions to our posts 24/7 @ TanyaFree.com and our Voice Mail Hot Line @ 804 321 1010

Listen to the PODCAST of our August 24th broadcast that will air on WCLM 1450AM today @ 2:30pm on TanyaFree.com

Time for a 2012 Democratic Primary?

Karen Bernal and Sharon Kyle from The California Democratic Progressive Caucus will join the conversation to discuss a resolution in support of a possible 2012 Democratic Presidential Primary Challenge.
Should Congress ratify the Korea Free Trade Agreement? Could it lead to more Americans on the unemployment rolls?

Michele Nash-Hoff, author of “Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why we should and how we can” joins the conversation.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll revealed that more Americans prefer to work for a male than a female.

If you had a choice, would you prefer a male or female boss and why?

 

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Benita ,William and I will not be in the studio live today.

Join us this week for a rebroadcast of our 9/11 Special that first aired May 18

Stay in touch with us this week on FACEBOOK and Twitter! We of course welcome your comments and opinions to our posts 24/7 @ TanyaFree.com and our Voice Mail Hot Line @ 804 321 1010

Dr. David Ray Griffin, author of the book “Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive” joins the conversation during our first half hour to discuss his doubts that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11.
Mike Berger, media coordinator for 911truth.org and author of the documentary, ”Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of Our Republic” joins us in our second half hour to raise his question about the findings of the 911 Commission Report detailing the World Trade Center Collapse.

Listen to the show HERE!

 

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Maya Angelou criticizes passage on King memorial

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends

We unfortunately will not be able to broadcast the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  and our regular segments on Sirius/XM this week.

The double whammy of an earthquake and hurricane in the past few days have wreaked havoc on the schedules and facilities of both WCLM Radio in Central Virginia and Sirius/XM in New York .

Stay in touch with us this week on FACEBOOK and Twitter! We  of course welcome your comments and opinions to our posts 24/7 here @ TanyaFree.com and our Voice Mail Hot Line @ 804 321 1010

Take a minute to  catch up on some of our archived shows here on TanyaFree.com.Just click the WASSUP Link to the left and scroll through our Wednesday posts.

 

Until next time,remember to always "Live Life With A Purpose" and "Be Free"!

 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll has Texas Governor Rick Perry in front of the pack for the 2012 GOP nomination.

Who do you think will be the eventual GOP Presidential nominee?

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast



Listen to the PODCAST HERE on TanyaFree.com

President Obama’s approval rating is at an all time low. With a steep decline in economic confidence a few members within his own party are calling for a Democratic Primary Challenge.

Time for a 2012 Democratic Primary?

Karen Bernal and Sharon Kyle from The California Democratic Progressive Caucus will join the conversation to discuss a resolution in support of a possible 2012 Democratic Presidential Primary Challenge.

Should Congress ratify the Korea Free Trade Agreement? Could it lead to more Americans on the unemployment rolls?

Michele Nash-Hoff, author of “Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why we should and how we can” joins the conversation this week.

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first woman ordained a bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Too Graphic?

Lawsuits were recently filed by tobacco companies against the federal government alleging that the newly mandated graphic warning labels on cigarette packages unconstitutionally infringe on the companies" rights.

Are these warning labels too graphic?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Listen to the podcast of today's show here on Tanyafree.com!

The flash mob phenomenon that started out as an outlet for creative expression through spontaneous performances has now turned into violent riots and looting in cities spanning the globe from London to Philadelphia.

These incidents have been described as everything from political unrest to race riots.   A lot of attention has been placed on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s response to the flash mobs that included the message that Black youth have damaged their race.

Is it really about race? What’s really behind these flash mobs?

Reverend Kevin Johnson, Senior Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia will join the conversation this week to discuss his recent Philly.com OP/ED article,”Tackle The Real Reason For Flash Mobs

 

Who is the author described as one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment” 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent survey revealed that 64% of Americans are without the means to handle an unexpected $1000 expense.

Do you have savings or other means to handle a $1000 emergency?

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation!

Listen to a podcast of today's show here on TanyaFree.com!

Our friend Mike Lux, President of Progressive Strategies, LLC and author of  "The Progressive Revolution :How the Best in America Came to Be"joins us this week to talk about the winners and losers in the debt ceiling debate, repercussions of the S & P downgrade and what’s happening on Wall Street.

 

Minimal national media attention has been given to the historic recall elections in Wisconsin. Several State Senators on both sides of the aisle are at risk due to outrage over the repeal of collective bargaining rights of public employee unions, signed into law by Governor Walker.

Why do you think these elections have been largely ignored by much of the media outside of the State of Wisconsin, especially considering the reported $30 million dollars that has poured from the outside to influence the outcome?  

Who was the Mississippi civil rights leader and activist known for the quote “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”


 

Sunday, August 07, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A Pennsylvania restaurant recently announced a ban of children under the age of 6. Other businesses have already implemented similar practices. 

 How do you feel? Do you find the ban offensive? 

 

Friday, August 05, 2011

Kudos Governor

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Did you miss today's hot show? No problem! Listen ON DEMAND!

Post your comment or opinion here on TanyaFree.com!

Today's topics include:

What was the debt ceiling debate really about? Difference in Ideology or something a lot more personal?

How do you feel about Washington’s ability or inability to govern and their handling of the debt ceiling deb

 Will the influence of the Tea Party in the GOP lead to even more gridlock?

Another apology from a member of Congress for his racist "Tar Baby" comment!

Who is the South African leader that has been the recipient of more than 250 awards for his commitment to peace and social justice?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”

Radio Legend and WCLM Morning Drive Host Big John Trimble joins the conversation to discuss his upcoming “Virginia Has Talent Contest”

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Heading Right

The Tea Party’s role in the debt ceiling debate have caused rifts within the GOP and caused some to question whether their influence will move the party even further to the right jeopardizing the all important independent vote while increasing the gridlock on Capitol Hill.

What do you think? Will the influence of the Tea Party lead to even more gridlock?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Can't wait for Washington

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to today's show here on TanyaFree.com


Blogger Baye Kambui joins the conversation this week to talk about his latest post, ”Debt Ceiling – Class Trippin’ or A Different Game”




Bushwacked?

The Bush Tax Cuts continue to be a contentious issue between Democrats and Republicans. One side claims the cuts have created jobs while the other side believes they have delayed the recovery of the economy and putting Americans back to work.

What impact do you think the Bush tax cuts have had on the economy?

Free Speech?

A federal appeals court recently ruled that a California man’s racist post suggesting that then Presidential Candidate Obama be shot and that "He will have a 50 cal in the head soon" is constitutionally protected free speech, even though he was found to be in possession of several weapons including a .50 caliber rifle when arrested.
 

Do you agree? Free Speech or Criminal Hate Speech?

Attorney Alex Taylor joins the conversation to share his insights revolving this controversial case.



Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the abolitionist and entrepreneur known as “The Mother of Civil Rights”

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment” 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bushwacked?

The Bush Tax Cuts continue to be a contentious issue between Democrats and Republicans. One side claims the cuts have created jobs while the other side believes they have delayed the recovery of the economy and putting Americans back to work.

What impact do you think the Bush tax cuts have had on the economy?

 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What a deal!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Best of Tanya Free and Friends

“The Best of the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show” On Demand Here!

William, Benita and I are taking a break this week!


Check out the much requested repeat of our June 22nd show with Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory.
Even though we won’t be in the studio.We will still take your comments and opinions here and on our Voice Mail Hot Line @ 804 321 1010.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Republican lawmakers have expressed a desire to reform the Fair Labor Standards Act which guarantees a minimum wage and overtime for hourly workers.

What do you think? Should the Fair Labor Standards Act be reformed?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weekly Address: Securing Our Fiscal Future

www.tanyafree.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to a rebroadcast of today's show here on TanyaFree.com!

Post your comment or opinion. We want you to continue the conversation with us here.

 Our topics this week include:

"The Marriage Vow’ Pledge" signed by Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum that included:
"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President"
Why hasn’t there been more of an uproar, especially from Black conservatives?


A startling number of white-power candidates are seeking public office. Add to the growing list of candidates considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 America’s most famous white-power advocate ,David Duke.

Where is the GOP headed?  This group makes the Tea Party look like moderates!


Who is the Fortune 500 CEO and Chairman that was listed by Ebony as one of the 50 “Living Pioneers” in the African American community?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”
 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

According to British scientist Aubrey De Grey, the first person who will live to see 150 years old has already been born and the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than 20 years away. If this prediction was medically possible, would you want to live to be 150, 500 or perhaps 1000 years old?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Sharing the wealth

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

The recent arrest of a 20 year old University of New Mexico football player for refusing to pull up his sagging pants on a US Airlines flight in San Francisco has been labeled as a clear case of racism by the NAACP.

Sagging pants: Indecent exposure or racial profiling?

Attorney Alex Taylor joins the conversation to give his insights on this case and other cases around the country dealing with sagging!

Who is credited as the originator of Hip-Hop?

Radio Host of “OldSchool TrueSchool” and Hip Hop Historian ElBravador will be our guest host of this week’s TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment.”

 Join us as we take a look at the evolution of Hip- Hop. Have some of the lyrics now gone too far?

Listen To The Podcast Here On TanyaFree.com!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Have A Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Forced to pay

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Check out our hot discussion of same sex marriages and how  the religious beliefs of a candidate may affect your decision at the ballot box

Living Life With A Purpose!

Be sure to check our interview and the amazing story of our contest winner and FACEBOOK Friend  MsSuccessful Sammie S .

Rape Survivors-The Real Deal!

Who was the classically trained African American pianist and singer known as the voice of the civil rights movement?    
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment” as we celebrate Black Music Month!


Listen To The Podcast Here on TanyaFree.com!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Questions regarding the electability of a Mormon have dominated the airwaves since Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman joined the list of GOP Presidential hopefuls. A recent poll revealed 22% of Americans are hesitant to support a Mormon in 2012.

How would a candidate’s religious preference affect your decision at the ballot box?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Be a guest on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show!

We want YOU to be our special guest on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show next Wednesday June 29th! We will choose one special “FRIEND” to join the conversation.

You pick the topic! You make your case!
Call me on Tanya Free and Friends hotline at (804)321-1010 or email me @ info@tanyafree.com .Leave your name, phone number and topic no later than Sunday June 26th.

What’s on your mind?
You can join us in the studio if you are in Central Virginia or by phone for our friends across the country.

Be our guest next week on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show!



 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory joined the conversation today! Mr. Gregory, who was on the frontline of the civil rights movement in the sixties, continues to be a "Drum Major for Justice and Equality" today.
 

Listen to the podcast here on TanyaFree.com !

Sunday, June 19, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has brought the concept of privatizing Social Security back into the political discussion.How do you feel about the idea of converting Social Security benefits into private investment accounts?Should Social Security be privatized?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com.

Happy Father's Day

www.tanyafreee.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ask Dick Gregory!

Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory will join the conversation this week on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show!

Here is your opportunity to "Ask Dick Gregory" whatever is on your mind  here on TanyaFree.com in advance.  Mr. Gregory,who was on the frontline of the civil rights movement in the sixties,continues to be a "Drum Major For Justice and Equality" today. You can also pre-record your question or comment on my voice mail hotline @ 804 321 1010. We will get to as many as possible on air, because we know the studio phone lines will be jam packed .

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Justice is served!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show: Social and Political Straight Talk


The struggle continues! Don’t miss the show this week when Chicago activist and freedom fighter, Fr. George Clements joins the conversation to share his perspectives and discuss the continued need for activism and education to combat the ills affecting our communities.


 

Join us as we celebrate the Fathers in our lives with a special Tanya Free and Friends Father’s Day Tribute

Who is the multi-award winning vocalist known as the "First Lady of Gospel?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com "Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment"

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE ON TANYAFREE.COM!



 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Right To Vote

Several states have passed laws requiring all individuals to show government-issued photo IDs to vote. Will these laws help to prevent fraud or will they lead to the disenfranchisement of the poor and elderly?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

N.Y. Blogger Baye Kambui joins the conversation this week to share his perspectives and assessment of the Obama presidency and the GOP presidential hopefuls. Baye will also help us to kick off Black Music Month on Tanya Free and Friends Radio as we discuss the legacy of Gil Scot Heron.

Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney has joined the GOP chorus asserting that “President Obama has failed America.”

Political campaign rhetoric or fair assessment? How would you grade the Obama administration and why?

Representaives of The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League join the conversation to talk about the history and great work of the league.

 Listen to the podcast here! Post your comment  here or on FACEBOOK and Twitter!

 

 

 

Sunday, June 05, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

In a recent vote, House Representatives adopted a resolution reprimanding President Obama for engaging U.S. military forces in Libya without congressional approval. In hindsight, does the President Obama deserve a scolding?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com

Friday, June 03, 2011

Ready and Willing

Check out an amazing ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com   

Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Best of The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Join us for a special  “ Best of the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show ” this week!

 Check out three of our hottest interviews from the past several weeks!

 Listen as Dr. Boyce Watkins talks about President Obama's recent low approval ratings and The Black Agenda. Dr. David Ray Griffin ,author of the book “Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive” discusses his doubts that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11 and Mike Berger, media coordinator for 911truth.org and author of the documentary, ”Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of Our Republic”  questions  the findings of the 911 Commission Report detailing the World Trade Center Collapse

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE!

Post your comments here on TANYAFREE.COM ,FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!

Now you can call  also leave us a voice mail on our new 24 Hour Message Hot Line @ 804 321 1010. Listen  to see if your comments  or opinions make it on the air next week!

 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What would you have done?

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and your share comments or thoughts on any subject. www.tanyafree.com 
 

 

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding  Dr. Cornel West’s recent criticism of the President. Whether you agree with Dr. West is not the question. The real question is why so many believe you shouldn’t disagree with the President if you profess to be a supporter! let us know how you feel!

 

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST OF TODAY'S SHOW HERE ON TANYAFREE.COM

POST YOUR COMMENTS AND OPINIONS HERE ON TANYAFREE.COM ,FACEBOOK OR TWITTER

 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

With record unemployment and limited job opportunities, how far would you travel to secure a job?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still eligible

Check out the ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com   

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

9/11 Fact or Fiction

Dr. David Ray Griffin author of the book “Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive” joins the conversation during our first half hour to discuss his doubts that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11.
Mike Berger, media coordinator for 911truth.org and author of the documentary,”Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of Our Republic” joins us in our second half hour to raise his question about the findings of the 911 Commission Report detailing the World Trade Center Collapse.

Click to Listen to the podcast   

 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The decision to name the mission to kill Osama bin Laden “Geronimo” has been deemed offensive by many. How do you feel?  Was the use of this code name insensitive?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here on TanyaFree.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

 Click to listen to today's show!

Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott  joined the conversation this week to discuss the Paul Ryan GOP 2012 budget resolution that if enacted would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system for Americans under the age of 55,  while slashing taxes for corporations and individuals in the highest tax brackets.

Join The Conversation! 

Post your comment or opinion here on Tanyafree.com



Sunday, May 08, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent Gallup Poll revealed mixed views on how Americans feel about national security after the death of Osama Bin Laden. How do you feel?
Do you think America is safer or less safe from terrorism since the death of Osama Bin Laden?

Please record your vote to the poll in the column to the left and  post  your comment here.

 

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast


 

Did you miss today's show? Click the button to hear the podcast here on Tanyafree.com!

 

What does the death of Osama Bin Laden mean for America?

 

 Tanya’s Question of the Week

 How does $ 5.69 for a gallon of regular gasoline strike you? Reportedly, that’s what one gas station in Florida is charging. Gas prices have reportedly soared above the national average in 22 other states. Have we reached the breaking point?

How high will gas prices have to rise before America gets really serious about alternative energy sources? 

 

  Tanya’s Poll Question

 We’ve heard the phrase "Buy American." With record unemployment and an economy in need of a boost, do you personally make a conscious effort to buy goods made in the U.S.A.?

 

 Who was the 19th century entrepreneur who was known as the “The Mother  of Civil Rights in California?

 Find out during the TanyaFree.com Living Life with A Purpose 365 Moment!

 

 

Check out  the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  Mother’s Day Tribute !

 We are waiting to hear from our Mother's Day winner!

Congratulations to Sandy Richardson from Raleigh,NC

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden - Dead

www.tanyafree.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Mother's Day Tribute

Tanya Free and Friends Radio is giving you a chance to salute your mother on air. Let the world know just how great your mother is and what it really means to be a mother. Leave your one minute tribute on our voice mail at (804) 321-1010 or send your tribute to me by email at info@tanyafree.com  or post it here. We will play and read as many tributes as possible on air Wednesday May 4th on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show @ 2:30pm EST.

One Special Mom will be chosen at random to receive a special gift from one of our sponsors.

Listen in to see if your tribute makes it on the air!

Don’t forget to join the conversation this and every Wednesday @ 2:30pm on the Heart and Soul of the City WCLM 1450 AM in Central Virginia and Tanyafree.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Support Tonya McDowell

http://drboycewatkins.com/tonyamcdowell/?page_id=8  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

An Hour of Social and Political Straight Talk ! Listen to the Podcast Here on TanyaFree.com!

Listen as Dr. Boyce Watkins joins the conversation  as we discuss President Obama's recent low approval ratings,"The Black Agenda" and more!

Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world.
Seriously committed to social justice, Dr. Watkins has been an outspoken critic of social and racial inequality.  His fourth book, “What if George Bush were a Black Man?” has been featured in the national media as one of the most riveting statements in modern social commentary.

Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets, and now the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.



 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Where is the gratitude?

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Join the Conversation!


LISTEN TO A PODCAST OF TODAY'S SHOW HERE

Studio Call in Line (804) 231-7685


This week's Topics

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl recently claimed that 90% of Planned Parenthood’s resources were spent on abortions. The actual number is closer to 3%. He later stated that his remarks were “not intended to be factual.”
Why do you think Planned Parenthood and abortions are dominating the budget discussions when current law prevents any federal money from being used on abortions?


Courtney E. Jones, Manager of Grassroots Organizing
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood joins the conversation with Tanya and Friends this week.


Guns in Church? Smoking is prohibited in Virginia bars and restaurants,but guns are not.

Guns on college campuses?  Join the conversation!


Donald Trump is leading some polls for the GOP presidential nomination. Serious candidate or cheap publicity stunt?Our friends respond to this week's poll!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"President Obama's Framework for $4 Trillion in Deficit Reduction"

www.tanyafree.com“President 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Listen to the Podcast! Mike Lux of American Family Voices Joins the Conversation

Listen to the podcast here on TanyaFree.com

Social and Political Straight Talk

This Week Topics

Mike Lux, President of American Family Voices joins the conversation to provide updates on GOP plans to cut funding for the EPA, proposed changes to last year’s banking reforms  and how the 2012 GOP budget proposed by Paul Ryan will affect the working class and those on Medicare and Medicaid.

Question of the Week
The birther movement has received rejuvenation from Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  According to a recent poll, 51% of likely GOP voters believe that President Obama was born in another country and another 21% are not sure.
Why do you think this issue is still drawing traction, long after the Obama campaign released a birth certificate in 2008 indicating he was born in Hawaii?

 Poll Question
Do you agree with the 46% of GOP voters in a recent Mississippi poll that interracial marriage should be illegal?

 

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Cheaper than cheap

Check out Wassup on www.tanyafree.com 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"Hole in the Head"

Thanks to my friend Reggie Howell for sharing!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast


Listen to a podcast of today's show here on Tanyafree.com

Government shutdown? What will it mean for us?

TanyaFree.com Question of the Week!

Arizona’s flat tax proposal has triggered debate of whether a single tax rate would stimulate economic growth or whether it would hurt the poor and working poor, who now in many cases pay little or no taxes. How do you feel about a single flat tax for all working Americans?

Kimberly Rhodes of Kimberly Rhodes Accounting and Consultants joins Tanya and Friends for the discussion!
 
Have you responded to theTanyaFree.com  poll question?

Do you think corporal punishment, which is reportedly allowed in twenty states, is an appropriate form of discipline or should the practice of paddling be banned?

Who was the Grammy award winning African American Folk artist that didn’t begin her career until age 65?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment

Shaka Smart stays at VCU! New Coaches at VSU and VUU!

CALL US AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION !POST YOUR COMMENT @TANYAFREE.COM,FACEBOOK AND TWITTER



 

Friday, April 01, 2011

"Destroying a way of life" - seriously?

Check out today’s Wassup and share your comments or thoughts on any subject.       www.tanyafree,com  

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Day Party!

Tanya Free and Friends

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show is taking a break this week, but the conversation continues 24/7 at Tanyafree.com. We have a surprise for you this week. We will be airing a brand new installment of “The Tanya Free Experience Destination Jazz” Wednesday at 2:30pm on WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and www.wclmradioonline.com.

As a special thank you, we are offering a Tanya Free and Friends TEE Shirt to the FIRST 3 listeners to  correctly post the name and artist of the first 2 songs of the show.

Please post your answers and contact info here on  Tanyafree.com. No phone calls,please. Don’t worry, we will only post your name and city on the site.

Don’t forget to catch Destination Jazz at its usual time every Saturday @6:30pm EST on WCLM1450AM and www.wclmradioonline.com and 24/7 @ www.tanyafree.com.

Breaking News!

We have added the  Big John Trimble American Music Network to our growing lists of affiliates!

We are excited to announce that The TanyaFree.com Question of the Week can be heard on the Big John Trimble Show weekdays at 8:30 am EST on WCLM1450AM  and repeating throughout the day on the Big John Trimble American Music Network online @ www.bigjohntrimble.com
Big John is truly a radio legend! Get a copy of his autobiography “Golden Voice” at amazon.com and all major book stores!

 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Strength and solidarity

Check out today’s amazing story of people working together. www.tanyafree.com

You’re watching Why Is There No Looting in Japan?. See the Web's top videos on AOL Video

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Rebroadcast

Listen to today's show here on TanyaFree.com

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show “An Hour of Social and Political Straight Talk”
Today's Topics
“War in Libya”  “Crisis in Japan”
“Political maneuvering continues in Wisconsin and Michigan”

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

FYI

We Are One: April 4 - National Day of Action 
www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Rewind!

DID YOU MISS TODAY'S SHOW?

Tanya Free and Friends are back with today's top political and social straight talk. Listen to the rebroadcast here at TanyaFree.com.

on air.....
Tanya talks with Delegate Jeion Ward ,member of the Virginia House of Delegates and President of the Hampton Federation of Teachers to discuss the impact and  possible nationwide repercussions surrounding Wisconsin’s decision to strike collective bargaining rights from Public Sector employees. 

on line.....
Question of the Week: Republican Senator John McCain has called for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya which would require the bombing of Libyan air defenses. A recent poll has revealed that support for the U.S. having a leading or major role in solving international problems has diminished.
In light of escalating unrest in Libya and throughout the Middle East, should the U.S. get involved militarily in Libya? 

on point.....
Live Life with a Purpose 365: Who was the first professionally trained African American physician?
Call in with your comments and questions at 804-231-7685.
Each Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Join the Conversation.
 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Behind the scenes

Check out today’s Wassup and share your comments or thoughts on any subject. www.tanyafree.com  

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Rebroadcast

JOIN THE CONVERSATION


The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show


Listen to the rebroadcast HERE !

on air........

The CIAA Basketball Tournament Recap
.

on line........


College basketball junkies are gearing up for March Madness, the NCAA tournament that generates billions of dollars for the NCAA and member schools.

Respond to the Question of the Week

Should student athletes be compensated for their efforts and receive what many perceive as their fair share of the pie?

 

on point........

Live Life With a Purpose 365
Black History Month is a well deserved opportunity to recognize and celebrate our legacy. While Black History month allows us to spotlight our history and accomplishments, it shouldn’t be limited to just one month. We should always honor our rich history while we commit to highlight the accomplishments of our present day heroes and the future luminaries and dignitaries in the making.
 

The Show Airs TODAY at 2:30 pm. Call in....804-231-7685 or post your comments here and on Twitter and Facebook!

We will read some of your comments live during the show!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

White only

Check out today’s Wassup story and share your comments or thoughts on any subject.  www.tanyafree.com   

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Raising awareness - Really?

Check out today’s Wassup story and share your comments or thoughts on any subject.  www.tanyafree.com  

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Did you miss the show today? Listen to  the rebroadcast here on TanyaFree.com.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day

 www.tanyafree.com

 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Protest in America

www.tanyafree.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Listen to a rebroadcast of today's Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

 Listen to the rebroadcast here on TanyaFree.com .

Today's Topic " What does it mean to be Black in America today?"

 "A Frank and Open Discussion of Race in America"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Some good news

www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Did you miss the conversation today? Listen to a rebroadcast of today's show here on TanyaFree.com!

 

 

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tough Love

Check out today’s Wassup story and share your comments or thoughts on any subject.  www.tanyafree.com

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Did you join the conversation today? Listen to a rebroadcast of today's show here on TanyaFree.com

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Is it that serious?

Check out today’s Wassup story and share your comments or thoughts on any subject. www.tanyafree.com  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Permit is required

Check out today’s Wassup story and share your comments or thoughts on any subject.  www.tanyafree.com  

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Unbelievable!

www.tanyafree.com  

Thursday, January 06, 2011

A New Day ? Here We Go!

Constitution gets Congressional reading by the GOP .Check out the video and comment @ www.TanyaFree.com.

Republicans will have the Constitution read on the House floor this morning in a nod to the conservative Tea Party freshmen that helped put them back in the majority.

 

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Rags to riches

Check out today's amazing story. www.tanyafree.com 

Saturday, January 01, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

President’s Weekly Address:The New Year

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles and Second Chances


President Obama’s praise of Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving Michael Vick a second chance has drawn both criticism and praise. How do you feel about the President’s comments?
 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Disrespected?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

National Security Over Politics

Watch the President's weekly address on www.TanyaFree.com

President Obama urges the Senate to heed the calls from Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, every living Republican Secretary of State, our NATO allies, and the leadership of the military: ratify the New START Treaty with Russia.

 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stop or Go?

Check out this week’s Wassup and comment or share your thoughts on any issue of your choice. What’s on your mind?
www.tanyafree.com

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Rare Opportunity

Thursday, December 09, 2010

All for the sake of art

Check out this week’s Wassup and comment or share your thoughts on any issue of your choice. What’s on your mind?
www.tanyafree.com