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Tanya Young Williams

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

Exclusive: A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

I spoke with Anthony Egbase, exclusively, to learn more about how the Obama administration's plans to deal with ISIS and Boko Haram in the wake of the escalated terrorist attacks.

The Items Every Victim Of Domestic Violence Needs Before She Leaves

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women

Former "Basketball Wives" cast member Tanya Young Williams is intimately familiar with the interplay between domestic violence and professional sports...

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

National Domestic Violence Organizations Silent in Wake of Ray Rice Abuse

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Where is the outcry from our leading domestic violence organizations in the wake of the latest Ray Rice elevator video, wherein he punches his fiance in the face?

EXCLUSIVE: BET Responds After Coming Under Fire from Journalists and Publicists

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

It appears that many journalists and publicists were angered, but NOT surprised by the snubbing of legendary photographer Bill Jones at the recent rec...

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Photographer Bill Jones' Says BET Awards Denied His Credentials

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

The BET Awards show held on June 29, 2014, was a record-breaking event. The event was cable's number one award show this season, drawing 7.9 million ...

Victim of Viral YouTube Video has Message for Racist Stripper in Explosive Interview

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Narvell Benning posted a video on YouTube on June 4, 2014 called Blatant Racism in Cheektowaga NY. In the video you watch and hear Janelle Ambrosia u...

An Open Letter to the Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Dear ladies, although we've never met, mutual friends have attested to what nice people you are despite the less than flattering persona displayed on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Therefore, I was shocked to learn of the barbaric brawl you recently had on national television.

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

Celebrity Friends Give Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Under $50

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

To relieve your stress and assist in selecting the perfect gift, I enlisted a few of my fabulous girlfriends including; Star Jones, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kym Gold, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sunny Hostin, Dr. Margena Christian and Peggy VanDeweghe.

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

Katherine Jackson's Quest for Answers in Suit Against AEG

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Katherine Jackson testified that her son, Michael Jackson, took care of her every need. Her two day, tearful averment conveyed her shock and disbelie...

A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.

Survey: Results Suggest Neither Acquittal Nor Death Likely in Jodi Arias Murder Trial

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

My goal was to attract 1000 respondents to establish a credible level of confidence in the accuracy of the results. However, after one day of people sharing the links via social media and the Huffpost article, the numbers began to swell at a rate of 100 respondents per hour.

Survey: What Do You Think of Jodi Arias, Travis Alexander and the Murder Trial?

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Jodi Arias trail has brought the discussion of domestic violence to the forefront of the news. But much confusion remains.

CNN's Roland Martin: 'You're Going to Get Fired From Every Job Anyway' (VIDEO)

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

'People appreciate me for being unapologetically black, unapologetically truthful and unapologetically Christian.'

WATCH: Jamie Foxx Makes God and Fred Hammond Big Winners on NBC's NAACP Image Awards

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.07.2013 | Celebrity
Tanya Young Williams

Fred Hammond is one of gospel music's biggest stars and yet, on NBC's live broadcast of the 44th NAACP Image Awards, he was granted a mainstream "coming out party."

Aha! Moment for Oprah Saves OWN and Her Legacy

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 03.27.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

The Oprah Winfrey Network is not only about Oprah, but she is the foundation. When a foundation does not do what it is designed to do -- provide support and structure -- the house can not stand.

The Great Blackout on Bravo's Housewives of Beverly Hills: Celebs Speak Out

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

There are no African-American women on the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or The Real Housewives of New York and I wanted to know why. Rich is rich no matter what color. So I looked into it.

Face Forward to Confront Domestic Violence in Beverly Hills (VIDEO)

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month but victims of domestic violence need our help every day of the year.

Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.

My Confession and How to Protect Your Child from Pedophiles like Sandusky

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

For over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. Only now, am I publicly sharing my truths of being sexually abused, by a much older relative, when I was a child.

Cedric the Entertainer talks Kings of Comedy Reunion, Album Release and New Hit Show

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.10.2012 | Celebrity
Tanya Young Williams

Cedric the Entertainer, born Cedric Antonio Kyles, has patiently waited for the project that felt right in his gut and soul. Soul Man is a spin-off from Betty White's TV Land's show Hot in Cleveland, where Cedric's character, Reverend Boyle was introduced.

Stars on Stage, Red Carpet and in the Sky at Design Care 2012 (VIDEO)

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete had shown their appreciation for the support of HollyRod in a glamorous manner. The Design Care 2012 was a huge success financially, socially and aesthetically.