Street Politicians hosted by Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne

Street Politicians is the dynamic, new video-taped podcast featuring activists Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne, the General. Their show takes an uninhibited look at the social and civil rights issues, pop-culture and politics. Together, they underscore the importance of social activism, awareness, knowing your rights and having a voice. They want you to know that being in service to one’s community isn’t old school; it’s real, it’s happening and its needed now more than ever. Their aim is to push our culture forward so that together, we can make the world a better place right now…and for generations to come.

Season 3: Episode 14
What is Ranked Choice Voting and What Does it Mean For Us?
Season 4: Episode 4

In this week's episode of Street Politicians we’re going to be going over ranked choice voting. What is it, and how does it work? Ranked choice voting was elected by the people of NYC in 2019 but this is going to be the first time we’re seeing it in action. With elections right around the corner we need to figure this out now. Tamika and Mysonne are joined by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Reverend Mark Thompson to discuss the ins and outs of ranked choice voting. Public Advocate Williams discusses how it can strengthen a voters hand in terms of having more choices. Meanwhile Tamika questions how this will not disenfranchise New Yorkers who are less educated on this new system. Reverend Mark Thompson preaches the importance of civic engagement on the local level and how ranked choice voting has potential for great good but also great mishap. All this and more on this weeks episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!

Finding the Balance with the Family of Ronald Greene
Season 4: Episode 3

In this weeks Street Politicians our hosts Tamika and Mysonne are joined by special guests Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt, Alana Wilson and Denelle Hardin the sisters of Ronald Greene, and Roger Bond. Lee Merritt explains the story of what happened to Ronald Greene in 2019 and the legal issues regarding the case. Both Alana and Denelle discuss the kindness of their brothers character, and how they knew that his death was suspicious from the beginning. Tamika and Mysonne ask the sisters and Lee how the release of the body and dashboard footage made them feel, and what would be the next steps to get justice for Ronald. Later on Tamika and Mysonne are also joined by Roger Bond to discuss Roger’s son Kevin Townsend. Kevin, has been accused of murder in Nambia and has been held there without trial for over a decade. Roger explains how his son first became detained and what they’ve been doing to try and release him. Tamika and Mysonne also get into a heated debate about the why bad traits in men become associated with women, or being raised by a single mother. All this and more on Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!

Happy Birthday Mysonne
Season 4: Episode 2

Its Mysonne’s Birthday and we are celebrating it along with the release of Tamikas new book State of Emergency! In this week of Street Politicians, Mysonne and Tamika are joined by a few special guests who came to celebrate Mysonnes birthday. Watch as P. Diddy, Fat Joe and the rest of the Until Freedom gang accompany our hosts to celebrate their newly reached milestones. Diddy and Fat Joe reminisce with Mysonne on their friendships and how their paths have crossed over and again. Having known Mysonne since his start in the Bronx both Diddy and Joe attest to the growth they’ve seen in his character as he embarked on his journey as a social justice warrior and musician following his release from prison. Fellow Until Freedom founders Linda Sarsour and Angelo Pinto join our hosts to discuss the state of emergency in America, Tamika’s new book, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, and the future of the Democratic party, and the Biden Harris Administration. Tune in to watch this episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!

State of Emergency
Season 4: Episode 1

State of Emergency! Tamika's book which covers the state of the country featuring contributions from many artists and authors has finally hit the stands. In celebration of her book release Tamika and Mysonne bring on some of their friends to discuss all the contributing factors which has brought this country to its "State of Emergency". Tamika also gives listeners insight into her writing process as well as teasers for the featured artists who assisted to create the book.  Community leaders Eddie Bocanegra, Erica Ford, Pastor Michael McBride, and Carmen Perez join our hosts for a conversation on violence prevention and the defunding of the police movement. The guest also discusses the recent deaths of three young people in America Jaslyn Adams, Ma'Khia Bryant, and Adam Toledo and how they could've been prevented.  Tamika and Mysonne get into it about Kevin Samuels and if it's hypocritical to criticize people you voted into office. All this and more on this episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet. 

Covid-19 Impact on Education
Season 3 : Episode 25

The pandemic has hampered learning for all students, however particularly for students of color. With a surge in new infections, the pandemic is now likely to keep many students out of the classroom until well into late 2021. Tamika and Mysonne have enlisted a couple of experts that will break down how you can help your children stay on top of education during the pandemic. New York City’s schools for grades K-12 are open. Director of Brooklyn South Field Support Center Dr. Mauricière DeGovia joins to the Street Politicians to discuss the importance of getting our children back in the school building. She also explains how New York school systems are overcoming the challenges of ensuring parents feel comfortable sending their children back to school, maintaining a safe environment and defining a new normal for students. Our hosts also speak with an amazing change maker and revolutionary educator Principal Amen Rahh. Founder of one of the most sought out high schools in South Central Los Angeles, University Pathways Public Service Academy. Principal Rahh offers the inner city youth of the Watts and Compton neighborhoods an opportunity for a brighter future. He speaks on the importance on equipping students with the tools and resources needed for successful futures. With a 100 percent graduation rate Principal Rahh is determined to not let any children full behind academically during this pandemic. Tamika and Mysonne have a conversation with AbdulSaleem Hasan, Ed.S., Superintendent of Schools for the East Orange, New Jersey, School District. Superintendent Hasan sheds light on inequalities in reopening process for school districts that serve black and brown communities. Watch Tamika and Mysonne discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!

We Have Won The Battle, But We’re Still At War
Season 3 : Episode 24

Tamika and Mysonne discuss the impact of the past week on the African American community. In a whirlwind week, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd, a young girl Ma’Khia Bryant was shot by police, funerals were held for both DMX and Daunte Wright and Republican lawmakers are introducing new legislation against protestors. Our hosts speak about the importance of helping people who are dealing with addiction and mental health issues while they’re alive and not talking about it after they’re gone. Tezlyn Figaro joins Tamika and Mysonne about how polarizing it was to go from celebrating the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin to mourning the death of Ma’Khia Bryant just a few hours apart. They also discuss new legislation being drafted by Republican lawmakers who are attempting to advance a number of new anti-protest measures at the state level — including multiple bills that specifically make it easier for drivers to run down protesters. When is it all going to end? Mysonne wants to know why police brutality against African Americans isn’t considered to be biased behavior. Watch Tamika and Mysonne discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!

Championing Change: Sustainable Lifestyles and Healthy Eating
Season 3 : Episode 23

Tamika D Mallory and Mysonne discuss the importance of Sustainable Lifestyles and Eating Healthy. There are stereotypes that there’s a lack of interest in environmental sustainability and healthy eating among African-Americans, the truth is many are no strangers to sustainable living and healthy eating. Styles P and his wife Adjua Styles talk about what inspired their many health brands and why changing the way we eat is important. Styles discusses how small changes can add up to a lot when we're talking about diet. He discusses how changes some of his eating habits and learning to change his tastes for food changed his life and his health for the better. Adjua also adds in how changing spending habits to better fund a healthy lifestyle can be done with a few simple changes. Why pay for the latest Jordans if you could have spent that money better in the market? Health is a large issue amongst the African American community and few ever really talk about it. With Earth Day around the corner when is there a better time? To speak about the environment, Ethiopian youth environmental activist and Applied Biologist Jodahi Bezabih Petros joins Tamika and Mysonne to speak about being more socially responsible and his E-nfluencer movement in Ethiopia. Tamika and Mysonne learn about environmental protections and how easy it is to care for the environment. In this weeks special episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet.

Flip The Stimmy
Season 3: Episode 22

Street Politicians Tamika and Mysonne look at the way people flip their stimulus checks as well as repair their credit. The hosts sit with CPA and Financial Expert Shaquanna King. Otherwise known as "Ms.Business," King has more than 7 years in diverse tax, finance, business formation and consulting experience. Her expertise includes business structure, tax filing and bookkeeping. Ms. Business is both an educator and a doer. She will put in the work as well as teach her clientele how to do it themselves because she understands the need for financial literacy to create wealth. Her leadership skills and determined demeanor earned her a position with one of the most prestigious accounting firms in the country. However, early in her career Ms. Business realized how many people were misguided, misinformed and uneducated when it came to subject of financial literacy. Realizing this she changed courses and decided to go her own way as the CEO of her own firm, Brooks Alliance, that along with her brand, Ms. Business, Brooks ensures the educational tools to a path of both long-term success and generational wealth. Tamika and Mysonne also speak with Change Maker Aisha Hall, author of children's Larry The Lending Lion. Hall is an author of 9 published novels, dropped multiple mixtapes & EPs and has captivated the world with her life story, on BET+ American Gangster: Trap Queens. Larry the Lending Lion rhymes, combining Aisha's lyrical skills with her love of finance. Her aim for the book was to teach the concepts of credit, financial literacy and smart spending to young black and brown children. Poor understanding of how money works combined with a strong desire to have it often creates poor or unsustainable spending habits. Often in homes of children of color, money is a source of stress, which creates negative connotations for it in the minds of children. Aisha's theory is that if more of us understood money from a young age, we may avoid committing financial crimes or making poor decisions and instead might focus more on creating new opportunities for ourselves and our communities. Tamika and Mysonne also discuss the death of Prince Phillip and DMX, the drama which ensued because of it between the Black and Irish sides of Twitter, the Derrick Chauvin trial and more in this weeks episode of Street Politicians: Flip the Stimmy.

Say Their Names: A Look Back During the Trial for the murder of George Floyd
Season 3: Episode 21

On this special episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne speak to families who have been effected by police brutality and gun violence to discuss their reactions to the ongoing trial for the murder of George Floyd. Our hosts are joined by Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, Shianne Norman, the mother of Christopher Lloyd Morgan Jr., Nicole Paultre Bell, the wife of Sean Bell, and Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin. The families discuss how the court system handles cases involving violence against African Americans and how the court proceedings cause them to relive their trauma. The families also discuss how they continue to grieve their losses and how they help others cope.

Money on My Mind - The Importance of Financial literacy
Season 3: Episode 20

On this weeks episode of Street Politicians hosted by Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General,” they speak about the importance of financial literacy in the Black community including how to achieve it as well as retain it. They are joined by financial advisor and partner at the Bilal Group LLC, Rashad Bilal as well as Change Marker Ashley Fox, the Owner of Empify. Rashad enlightens us about the importance of financial stability, maintaining your credit back and the importance of teaching financial literacy from a young age. Rashad is a financial advisor and partner at the Bilal Group LLC. His expertise lies in the areas of protection, wealth accumulation, retirement planning as well as estate and business planning. Rashad finds solutions for both personal and business financial woes. The Bilal Group, LLC is a financial services and wealth management firm that has been servicing business owners and private citizens nationwide for more than 35 years.

Never Too Late
Season 3: Episode 19

Guests Ronne Brown and Jamila T. Davis join Street Politicians to chat with Tamika Mallory and Mysonne on their experiences stepping into something new and overcoming generational fears.

For the Record: Chasing Freedom
Season 3: Special

There is no comfort in activism. There’s a lot of trauma in our movement. There’s also a lot of misinformation that leaves us in a constant State of Emergency. Mysonne and I will never allow our voices to be used to diminish anyone’s pain. However, it’s important that we separate opinions from facts and provide truthful clarity. In this episode we address the recent media headlines.

Role Models: What’s Real & What’s Not
Season 3: Episode 18

Tamika and Mysonne uncover how those in the spotlight deal with what’s real and what’s not. Our hosts reveal the major misconceptions about those within the movement. The current President of Just Leadership USA, DeAnna Hoskins, also joins this powerful episode.

Black Hair: Our Crown and Glory
Season 3: Episode 17

BB Judy joins Street Politicians to chat with Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne on Hollywood’s Black hair problem on set. Atlanta Hair Extension Guru Erin Elizabeth Taylor gives Tamika and Mysonne an inside look into the male wig trend. Change Marker Quilla Bohannon, founder of Free Wigs 4 Kids joins our hosts.

PowHER - Women’s History Month Kick Off Episode
Season 3: Episode 16

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne kick off Women’s History Month with guests Michael Eric Dyson and community change maker Nupol Kiazolu. Tamika and Mysonne get into issues facing young black women today. Mike Dyson explains the impact black women have had on his life, and Nupol Kiazolu describes her life as a female activist of color.

Prison Reform with guest Wallo and Tony Lewis Jr.
Season 3: Episode 15

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk to the people about prison reform as Black History Month comes to end featuring entrepreneur, social influencer and activist, Wallo. Our hosts are also joined by community changemaker, Tony Lewis Jr. who is a champion for children with incarcerated parents who works to uplift and empower men, women, and children impacted by mass incarceration.

Mental Health in Black Community with guest Hill Harper
Season 3: Episode 14

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika & Mysonne talk about the importance of mental health in the Black community with actor, author & activist, Hill Harper. Our hosts are also joined by Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first African American female coach & the first female coach in New York Jets franchise history.

Happy Valentine’s Day featuring “Black Love” w/ Remy Ma & Papoose
Season 3: Episode 13

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk to the people about Black Love with icons Remy Ma & Papoose. Our hosts are also joined by community changemaker DeJuana Thompson of Woke Vote. Tamika and Mysonne also discuss the death of 40-year old, mother of five Tamla Horsford. Horsford’s death has been suspected of foul play after she was found dead in the backyard of a Georgia home where she had been attending a slumber party with other mothers the night before.

Black History Month
Season 3: Episode 12

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne recap the start of 2021 and kick off Black History Month discussing how we should celebrate in a climate where Black history is every month. Our hosts are also joined by NBA trainer and member of the Until Freedom family, Irv Roland. The trio discuss Roland’s recent efforts to protest the death row conviction of Julius Jones and help get Justice for Julius.

One Step at a Time featuring Bevy Smith
Season 3: Episode 11

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk to the people about the recent impeachment proceedings and catch up with media personality Bevy Smith for lessons from a mutha, auntie, bestie. To break down the impeachment proceedings, our hosts are joined by Congressman Andre Carson

Justice is Not a Trend w/ Porsha Willams
Season 3: Episode 10

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk to the people about the outcome of the Georgia Senate Runoff and the importance of keeping the momentum now that the presidential election is over. We must all find our role in the movement! Our hosts are also joined by rapper and community leader Trae Tha Truth from Houston, TX and a true Georgia Peach, Porsha Williams. Not only is Porsha a multi-talented host and media personality, she's passionate about fighting for justice.

Amerikka: A Guilty System
Season 3: Episode 9

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk about the recent events of domestic terrorism at the Capitol following the announcement of Georgia Senate Runoff results. This episode also features Monique Idlett, Board Chair of Until Freedom and recent contestant on Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire.”

Music for the Movement with Lyricist Rapsody
Season 3: Episode 8

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne take the people into the New Year discussing “Music For The Movement.“ Our hosts will dive into the role of Hip Hop in politics and how it has impacted culture, featuring special guest Rapsody. This episode also highlights youth activist Mary-Pat Hector, Georgia State Coordinator of the ‘Black Youth Vote’ organization.

Georgia for Everybody with Phillana Williams
Season 3: Episode 7

On this episode of Street Politicians, our hosts Tamika and Mysonne talk about the importance of the upcoming election in Georgia and how Atlanta trailblazer Phillana Williams has grown with the city over the years! This episode also highlights youth activist Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition For the People’s Agenda.

Buying Black with Tech Entrepreneur Ray J
Season 3: Episode 6

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk to the people about the importance of entrepreneurship, tech, and the value of black excellence in business. Our hosts will speak with special guest Ray J on his transition from entertainment to tech entrepreneurship. Tamika and Mysonne also feature community leader and NYC native, Nantasha Williams who is running for a New York City Council seat in Queens.

Mercy! Special Guest Anthony Hamilton
Season 3: Episode 5

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne take the people into the New Year discussing “Mercy” and giving back this holiday season and feature GRAMMY® Award-winning guest, Anthony Hamilton. Tamika and Mysonne also talk with Aaminah Turabi, State Director for March for Our Lives GA, and Deputy State Director for RISE Georgia.

Risking It All for Justice
Season 3: Episode 4

In a time where equity and peace is still not being met some people are risking it all for justice. Join Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” as they speak about the critical work of activists across the country and their commitment to dealing with issues of social injustice. Our Street Politicians are also joined by NBA player and activist Sterling Brown as well as Leslie Redmond, Minneapolis NAACP President and civil rights advocate.

Social Media: Is it friend or foe?
Season 3: Episode 3

Social media is used around the world and plays a big role in people’s everyday lives. There is some debate on whether these sites improve or diminish our communication skills and how social networking sites allow for internet trolls to get under our skin without ever interacting face to face. In this episode, Tamika and Mysonne discuss the benefit and harm of social media and how users utilize these platforms to brand themselves. Marketing strategist, Karen Civil joins our Street Politicians and shares some of her social media branding wisdom. Tamika and Mysonne speak with Letetra Widman, Jacob Blake’s sister and local activist to talk about her brother’s recovery and the work she’s doing in her community of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Protect Black Women
Season 3: Episode 2

Malcolm X said, "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman." In 2020, this statement is more true than ever. In this episode, our Street Politicians discuss who should take accountability for the divide between black women and men. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" are joined by actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian and music producer, Affion Crockett. The trio discuss how they can protect black women in their everyday lives. KJ Brooks, a Kansas City community organizer, activist and co-founder of “Tha Chingona Collective” speaks out after standing up to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners in a video that went viral.

Now What? - Post Election Discussion!
Season 3: Episode 1

The kick off to Season 3 of Street Politicians is filled with special guests including: newly elected Washington State Senator, T’wina Nobles, Congresswoman Yvette Clark and Louisanna activist Gary Chambers to discuss the post-election world and the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Join Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” on this episode of Street Politicians airing on the Black Effect Podcast Network & iWomanTV as they react to the historic 2020 election, Trump’s inability to concede and what it means to finally have Kamala Harris in office alongside Joe Biden.

Breonna Taylor: Part 2
Season 2: Episode 5

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Enough is Enough
Season 2: Episode 4

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented

Systemic Racism
Season 2: Episode 3

On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne give the facts about systematic racism and explore the systems of white supremacy. They highlight the correlation between violence and poverty as well as focus on a system that has been designed to keep communities oppressed, dependent and broken. Tamika and Mysonne reflect on their personal experiences of systematic racism and the deadly effect it has on the Black community.

What Happened to Breonna Taylor?
Season 2: Episode 2

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

No Freedom! No Peace!
Season 2: Episode 1

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

History and Future
Season 1: Episode 9

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Behind the Scenes
Season 1: Episode 8

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Politics and Fashion
Season 1: Episode 7

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Snoop Dogg & Gayle King Controversy
Season 1: Episode 6

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Mysonne’s Soul is Not for Sale
Season 1: Episode 5

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Salute to Kobe Bryant
Season 1: Episode 4

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

A Dog Vs A Black Man
Season 1: Episode 3

This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet. Tamika & Mysonne talk freely about pop & hip hop culture, money, community engagement & social justice to bring information from the street to you and highlight a point of view that is often not represented.

Are We Still Kneeling or Nah?
Season 1: Episode 2

Street Politicians is the dynamic, new video-taped podcast featuring activists Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne, the General. Their show takes an uninhibited look at the social and civil rights issues, pop-culture and politics. Together, they underscore the importance of social activism, awareness, knowing your rights and having a voice

Debut: Meet Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne
Season 1: Episode 1

Street Politicians is the dynamic, new video-taped podcast featuring activists Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne, the General. Their show takes an uninhibited look at the social and civil rights issues, pop-culture and politics. Together, they underscore the importance of social activism, awareness, knowing your rights and having a voice