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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, Host of Etc Etc. Etc., 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.

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

(2) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:57 PM

It appears that many journalists and publicists were angered, but NOT surprised by the snubbing of legendary photographer Bill Jones at the recent record-breaking BET Awards show. Since the posting of my Huffington Post piece, with an exclusive statement from Jones detailing his disappointment in being...

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

(10) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 4:09 PM

2014-07-06-billjoneshalleberry.jpgThe 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 viewers and dominating Twitter with 11 million tweets. It was the most tweeted about "BET Awards"...

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

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 9:39 AM

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 unleash a racist verbal assault upon the videographer and victim, Narvell Benning. In just seven days, the video went viral and amassed...

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

(9) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 2:31 PM

2014-04-24-RHOA.pngDear 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...

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Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

(3) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 7:52 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 | 3:29 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 | 3:39 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 | 8:45 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 | 9:39 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 | 8:19 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 | 3:31 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 | 8:01 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 | 7:30 AM

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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 | 12:20 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 | 8:18 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 | 7:24 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 | 2:06 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 | 2:08 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 | 10:31 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 | 10:32 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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