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2013-01-26-tanyaheadshot.jpgTanya R. Young Williams is a TV Personality, legal analyst for KTLA news, HLN on-air panelist, author, contributor to Huffingtonpost, inspirational speaker and a celebrity spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Tanya was thrust into the public spotlight when her estranged husband, former NBA All-Star, Jayson Williams, was tried for the fatal shooting of his limo driver in 2002. Her numerous television appearances brought the attention of networks and as a result, she is often called upon to offer her expert opinion on high-profile trials, celebrity troubles, domestic violence, dealing with tragedy and traumatic events and family matters.

Tanya’s expertise as a trial consultant stems from her first-hand knowledge of living through and being intimately involved in every phase of a high-profile trial – from jury selection through the verdict announcement. She has covered numerous high-profile trials over the past 10 years. Tanya’s ability to share her unique perspective makes her commentary contributions powerfully enlightening to her audiences.

As a television personality, Tanya has starred in the VH1's controversial hit series, Basketball Wives LA. Nationally, Williams has appeared on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN, HLN, ESPN, The Ricky Lake Show, Anderson Cooper, The Mike Huckabee Show, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Nancy Grace, Court TV, TMZ, KTLA, WPIX, and FoxNY.

Tanya is a captivating public speaker and is often called to speak at a wide variety of events and workshops. Her advocacy of regaining your personal power extends to all audiences. The New Jersey Regional Council of the National Women’s History Museum also recently named Williams an Honorable Woman of New Jersey.

Tanya has spent the greater part of her life studying religion, philosophy and emotional wellness. Her non-profit organization ”Families Affected” incorporates all her skills and desires to be of service to others; and it serves as a huge resource to anyone in need of support.

Tanya recently penned, “I’m Tired! Carry Your Own S#!T (Oops I Mean Bags) A 7 Day Journey to Peace, Passion and Purpose.

Tanya lives in Manhattan, New York and Los Angeles. She is the mother of two daughters, Tryumph and Whizdom.

Entries by Tanya Young Williams

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

(3) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 8:52 AM

2013-12-10-georgezimmermanphoto.jpgGeorge Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for victims of domestic violence, a celebrity partner with the National Domestic Violence Hotline, as well as,...

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Celebrity Friends Give Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Under $50

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 4:29 PM

2013-12-01-lavendertablets.pngThe holiday season symbolizes spending time with family and friends, eating food that we regret soon thereafter, and exchanging gifts on Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Gift giving can stress-out the most joyful holiday shopper. Everyone strives to give thoughtful and appreciated...

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The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 4:39 PM

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. A greater discussion was warranted, especially in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,...

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Katherine Jackson's Quest for Answers in Suit Against AEG

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 9:45 AM

2013-09-25-katherinejacksoncreditethanMiller.jpgKatherine Jackson testified that her son, Michael Jackson, took care of her every need. Her two day, tearful averment conveyed her shock and disbelief upon learning of Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009. She said, "Everything went...

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

(47) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:39 AM

The term n*gg*r is a word that I abhor and a word that I have never used in reference to another. N*gg*r is a word that was NOT used in my home growing up and it's a word that my 9 and 10-year-old daughters have no understanding. For n*gg*r is...

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

(115) Comments | Posted March 30, 2013 | 9:19 AM

The Jodi Arias case has captured the attention of the nation due to the graphic and violent evidence presented during the trial. Jodie Arias, 32, has been charged with first degree murder for killing her lover, Travis Alexander. Arias has admitted to shooting Alexander in the face, stabbing...

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

(477) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 4:31 PM

2013-03-20-jodiariaspicture.jpgThe Jodi Arias case has captured the attention of the nation due to the graphic and violent evidence presented during the trial. Jodie Arias, a pretty, intelligent, 32-year-old woman killed her strong, handsome, successful, 30-year-old lover Travis...

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

(40) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 9:01 AM

CNN's new chief Jeff Zucker has made radical and sweeping changes since becoming president of CNN Worldwide in January 2013. His latest move, removing Soledad O'Brien as host of CNN's morning news program Starting Point, and replacing her with former ABC award-winning...

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

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 8:30 AM


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." Hammond was nominated for Outstanding Gospel Album at...

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Aha! Moment for Oprah Saves OWN and Her Legacy

(24) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 1:20 PM

In 2011, while Oprah Winfrey was ending her 25-year dominance as the #1 talk-show host on the the planet, simultaneously, she was launching the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWn) -- a merger between Oprah and Discovery Communications. Despite promising numbers during the launch of the network, the viewership continued to

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

(18) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 9:18 AM

In 2012, it's great to live in a country canvased with diversity. A country wherein an African-American man can become president because Americans of all races voted for him. There may be small pockets throughout this nation where it appears that Jim Crow laws and Brown vs. The Board of...

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

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 8:24 PM

On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, advocates across the nation are working to engage, inform and empower victims, survivors and supporters with billboard campaigns, Public Service Announcements (PSA), grassroots outreach and fundraiser events. As a spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, I intimately understand an...

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Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

(27) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 3:06 PM

2012-09-03-churchoutside.jpgLos Angeles is known around the world as home to the rich and famous. Professional sports fans have no shortage of local teams to cheer on and shoppers enjoy one of the most famous streets in the world, Rodeo Drive, to...

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

(77) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 3:08 PM

2012-08-23-tanyaheadwhitesmaller.jpgFor over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. I am a very proud spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and I ofttimes speak of the physical and psychological harms...

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

(12) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 11:31 AM

2012-08-09-cedric.jpgThe Kings of Comedy Tour and the HBO movie were hugely successful and established Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, DL Hugley and the late Bernie Mack as marketable commodities in the competitive world of entertainment. Soon thereafter, each comedian landed...

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

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 11:32 PM

2012-07-25-HollyDogfundraiser.jpgWhen one hears of a gathering of celebrities in gowns and tuxedos; a Grammy-winning legend belting out hits; a couture designer showing her wares on 5'10" women who top the scale at 120 lbs; and an open bar featuring Patron, Patron,...

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Disney Premiere Party: "Let It Shine" Brings Out Disney's Biggest Stars (VIDEO)"

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 3:56 PM

2012-06-07-DSC00835.JPGDisney hosted a star-studded premiere of Let It Shine, a Disney Channel Original Movie that airs on June 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM on the Disney Channel. The Red Carpet was filled with Disney stars who have a cult-like following of fans...

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HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell Is Still an Addict and Has "Issues" With John Edwards

(9) Comments | Posted May 19, 2012 | 3:08 PM

2012-05-16-janemitchellhlnpic2.jpgJane Velez-Mitchell has a passionate opinion about almost everything. After twenty years of having to stifle her perspective while working as a local news reporter in Los Angeles and New York, she jumped at the opportunity to present her opinions, argue...

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Red Carpet Treatment for Martin Family As Celebrities, Activists and Supporters Pack Prestigious L.A. Church

(9) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 3:51 PM

2012-04-27-koisojer.jpgLos Angeles plays host to entertainment's biggest award shows; President Obama stops by the city to raise millions of dollars at celebrity homes; the rich, the famous and the want-to-be famous understand that L.A. is the place to be if you want to...

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Tanya Young Williams: ABC's Scandal Won't Fix Your Crisis But Judy Smith Can

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 3:28 PM

2012-04-10-JudySmithportraitcredit.jpgABC's new hit series Scandal introduces the world to a career very few people ever knew existed: Crisis Management. Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is a crisis management guru who, throughout the episodes, will help politicians, celebrities, and...

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