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Wednesday, March 23, 2016




Sources: Tonya TKO Show, Huffpost, Youtube

The Tonya TKO Online Talk Show was conceptualized in 2007 by a young Black Carribean-American woman from New York City named Tonya Daniels.

Tonya's show quickly became very successful, which encouraged her to launch her next business venture: the Tonya TKO Organic Skincare product line.

Like her talk show, Tonya's organic skincare product line also quickly led to success.
After 5 years Tonya's skincare line employed 8 people and earned her a profit margin of more than $150,000 after paying expenses and salaries.

Tonya was on the road to talk show franchise success when she targeted by the IRS.

As many Black small business owners and Black celebrities have adversely experienced under the OBAMA Administration, Tonya's assets were snatched via false claims of IRS fraud.

Tonya was forced to fire her employees,  close her business and leave NYC.

However instead of hiding away in shame or giving up on life Tonya decided to fight.

She has since relocated to California and is now living in her car.

Tonya used her YouTube channel and a Gofund account to seek help from her supporters.

Not only did she receive financial help, many people also offered housing, food, speaking engagements, paid interviews, etc.,

Despite being labeled as a FRAUD by JEALOUS haters, the support she received has enabled Tonya to move forward and continue to be a lifelong Entrepreneur who encourages other Women to pursue their dreams.

Choosing to use my grassroots online media network (Black Political Buzz) to support GOP candidates and to encourage Black voters to consider another political choice instead of always voting for Democrat candidates, has led many people to accuse me of being a FRAUD.

I've never received any money from the RNC, the GOP or the Trump campaign, yet I've been labeled as a FRAUD.

Ironically most of this criticism has come from Black leaders.

So why am I supporting a GOP presidential candidate in this election? 

Two Reasons:

1)  I want to see a resurgence of Black business owners and since the GOP is promoting a Pro-Business platform, supporting the GOP it seems to be the most logical choice during this election.

2) I am sincerely concerned about the future of our country and the US Military.

If you have been inspired by the Tonya TKO show and the Black Political Buzz media network, please financially contribute to the longevity of both YouTube channels via donations of any amount.

Thank you

**** Black (Women’s) Lives Matter: A Conversation with Tonya TKO

Continued police brutality in an age of social media and video sharing has awakened a racially charged fire in America we know now as Black Lives Matter. The flames have primarily been fuelled by the headline-grabbing deaths of black men including Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. But what about the women?
Black women in America today are not immune to the intolerance, profiling, and even brutality of their male counterparts, often targeted in the same exact way. They also face experiences of distinctly gendered violence in the form of sexual exploitation and violence, too often left unreported. 
So where’s the outcry? Where are their names in the protesters signs? Tonya TKO certainly wants to know, and as she broadcasted to her thousands of followers on YouTube, she’s just about done. 
In a follow-up to her November 2015 video, we got the opportunity to get totally candid with Tonya-who is currently facing tough times of her own , living out of her car due to a crazy string of money issues, and still trying to get production started on her show-on some of the issues facing black women today, and hear why she thinks they keep getting lost in conversation.
“We focus our attention on how every 28 hoursa Black person in the US is killed by the police”, Tonya explains. “We usually highlight the Black males murdered, yet some of the Black people killed by police are female.” The roots of this disconnect, she continues, due (at least in part) to “the appreciated value of male life across the globe”. As Tonya sees it, it’s a gender-less crisis, so why aren’t we hearing more female names in the headlines when the crimes do occur? 
Then comes the issue of crimes that do follow gendered, and even racial, patterns. “Every 19 hours in the US a Black woman is killed by a man she was dating or married to, while one in six women in the US in her life will be sexually assaulted; a number for black women that jumps dramatically to one in five,” Tonya points. Horrifying numbers by any standard, and something that triggers an emotional response from TKO, as she then looks to what she sees as the biggest problem when it comes to the community’s response. “We talk to girls about not getting raped, but where’s the conversation to boys about not raping? Why do we place the blame on the victims, finding them at fault because of the way they were dressed? The commonality between all cases of rape is the rapist. If it weren’t for rapists, no rapes would occur.” 
So why, as Tonya so frustratingly professes, are we still blaming short skirts, provocative dresses, or the inability for females to properly guard their bodies? It’s a question that’s even more puzzling to her as she addresses a further underlying issue, in that the general understanding of the crime itself still remains blurred. “I believe many people are confused by dramatizations of violent stranger-rape, when the majority of rapes occur with persons whom the victims are acquainted, and aren’t violent at all”. They instead occur “when consent not only is not given, but also when it can not be NOT be given - like coercion, or when the woman feels she has no choice but to relent and allow the violation of her body.” 
It comes back to, as Tonya ends with, the issues of the country remaining so deeply embedded in a female devaluation that allows a rape culture to survive. This is why she is calling for 2016 to be the year that we all support the rise of the feminine. It’s time for ladies everywhere, in the words of Beyonce, “to get into FORMATION”, and it’s time, as Tonya so intensely pleads, that black women’s lives really matter too.

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