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.
Kentucky: The Fight Against the Unjust
Season 7: Episode 8
As we celebrate what would’ve been Breonna Taylor’s 30th birthday, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the campaign of current attorney general Daniel Cameron’s bid for Kentucky governor. Later, they speak with the hosts of the “Divas Unfiltered Podcast” Dominique Da Diva and Chey Parker, where they discuss journey with keeping the longevity of their podcast and how open the space where women are seen as multifaceted.
Stopping Cop City
Season 7: Episode 7
Officials plan to build an 85-acre, $90 million police training facility facility named “Cop City” through an Atlanta forest — despite fierce public opposition. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” breakdown what cop city is and voice their concerns that it will do little to address police violence. Later in the show, keeping with Mental health Awareness Month, they speak with psychotherapist, Elliot Connie to discuss the impact of Solution Based Therapy. Later in the show, Keeping up with Mental health awareness month, they speak with psychotherapist, Elliot Connie to discuss the impact of Solution Based Therapy.
Street Politicians Presents : Sit Down With The Stand Ups : Remy Ma
Season 7: Episode 6
Mysonne “The General” sits down with Hip Hop Artist and Entrepreneur Remy Ma to discuss her journey of re-entry to society after being incarcerated while being in the Hip Hop industry.
Confronting the Mental health crisis
Season 7: Episode 5
New York is still in shock from the horrific video-taped killing of subway rider Jordan Neely by a fellow passenger while he was having an apparent mental health crisis. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “the General” talk to Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Pratts to discuss the growing population of unhoused people and ways to improve mental health crisis in New York City.
Mental Health is Wealth
Season 7: Episode 4
To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “the General” speak with Social/Behavioral Scientist and Chief Executive Officer of Visionary Vanguard Group, Inc Dr. Lauren Joesphs. They discuss ways to confront the stigma of mental health talk in black communities.
What Fuels Fibroids?
Season 7: Episode 3
During National Infertility Awareness week, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the toll fibroids take on Black women with interventional radiologist Dr. John Lipman and the founder of TheDeToxNow.com and author of “HOPE BEYOND FIBROIDS” Coach Gessie Thompson. They unpack what contributes to fibroids and methods to reduce them.
season 7: Episode 2
Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "the General" speak with attorney Su-Ann Robinson on the journey with the fight for justice for Shanquella Robinson.
Giving Girls Hope
Season 7: Episode 1
Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “the General” speak with founder of Brown Girls Rule the World, Chikesia Clemons. She details her recovery process following her brutal viral arrest in 2018 by becoming a leader for young girls in her community.
Orphan to Founder of iWoman TV
Season 6: Episode 27
As Women’s History month comes to an end, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” sit down with Emmy Award-winning journalist and founder & CEO of the multimedia entertainment company iWomanTV, Cathleen Trigg-Jones. They discuss her journey of self identity and what it takes to be female entrepreneur.
Justice For Breonna Taylor : 3 Years Later
Season 6: Episode 26
In recent weeks, the Justice Department has released its findings related to the death of Breonna Taylor saying the Louisville Police Department has a pattern of civil rights abuses in the years leading up to her death. In this week’s episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “the General” speak with Breonna Taylor’s fiancé Kenneth Walker to discuss his journey with finding strength and pushing more justice for Breonna three years later.
Life After Acquittal
Season 6: Episode 25
Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” talk with Former Ohio State Football Player Amir Riep, who was found not guilty of raping a White woman. He speaks about proving his innocence and working towards the NFL.
The Business of Fashion
Season 6: Episode 24
Tamika and Mysonne “The General” are kicking off Women’s History Month by highlighting women owned businesses. In this week’s episode they speak with Tiffany Williams founder of Fashion Brand Bellargo Piarge. They discuss her journey in a male dominated industry and how she helps up-and-coming creators grow their brand.
Street Politicians Presents : Sit Down With The Stand Ups : Aron Gadson
Season 6: Episode 23
In this week’s episode Mysonne “The General” sits down with Aron Gadson who made millions in profits by selling several kilos of cocaine over time. From serving 12 years behind bars to having his own fashion line, he discusses his life-changing decision to choose his family over the allure of riches in the drug game.
Beating the Ban on Black Studies
Season 6: Episode 22
Recently, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rolled out his strategy to combat "woke" ideology in classrooms ahead of the 2024 school board elections. In this episode, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne the General speak with Bishop Rudolph McKissick to discuss how to push back against the erasing of Black History.
Breaking Down the State of the Union Address
Season 6: Episode 21
Last week, President Biden gave his State of the Union Address in front of 27 million viewers. In this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” speak with Reverend Stephan Green and CEO of Atlas Strategy Group Michael Blake to analyze the statements made by the President and how it impacts the Black community as a whole.
Films by us, for us
Season 6: Episode 20
In this week’s episode of Street Politicians Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” sit down with film creator Noel Calloway and actress Wakeema Hollis to discuss the Black experience and Black love in their film “Aurora: A Love Story.”
Making Black Brands Mainstream
Season 6: Episode 19
In the spirit of Black History Month, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” are celebrating Black businesses. They speak with Devlin Carter, the founder of a sneaker and fashion brand Sia Collective where they discuss his journey of customizing sneakers and finding his independence with his brand.
Rentry and Redemption
Season 6: Episode 18
In this week’s episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” speak with the founder of Activate Your Life, Lucinda Cross. They discuss Lucinda’s journey from being incarcerated to helping women with re-entry and finding their redemption.
Created Out of Love
Season 6: Episode 17
This week, Terrance and Johanne Wilson, the owners of the luxury fashion brand Cool Creative discuss how they support the social justice movement by infusing activism in their design.
From Behind Bars to Passing the Bar
Season 6: Episode 16
In this week’s episode of Street Politicians Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” reflect on the new year and the history of how Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday has become a national holiday. Later in the show they are joined by attorney Jarrett Adams to discuss his journey of overturning his wrongful conviction and wrongful convictions that Black men have faced.
Financial Freedom Recap
Season 6: Episode 15
To prepare for the new year, Tamika and Mysonne recap a year filled with beneficial financial advice to start 2023 off right with their guests including: financial strategist & founder of She Building Her, Star Melancon; Mortgage banking division leader, Matthew Garland; CEO of Road to 750, Shonda Martin; the creators of the Earn Your Leisure podcast, Rashad Bilal & Troy Millings; CEO of The Real, Shawana King and Isaac Hayes, Founder & CEO, @Fanbase.
We Need A Christmas Miracle
Season 6: Episode 14
In this holiday episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne "The General" are joined by Nikki Taylor to talk about her daughter, Bailey’s rare brain fungus that is threatening her life.
We don’t need them, they need us!
Season 6: Episode 13
Many fashion brands have been the center of controversy. In this week’s episode, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the Black community’s culture and its impact on clothing brands. Later in the show, our Street Politicians are joined by Trent Out Loud, founder of sneaker boutique Exclucity, to discuss his journey with his business and his challenges with Nike.
Emmett Till - Lock Her Up
Season 6: Episode 12
A video of Lebron James went viral after he addressed the photo of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during a desegregation confrontation in 1957 and asked why the press wasn’t covering the photograph with the “same energy” as the Kyrie Irving controversy. In this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the matter with Reverend Mark Thompson and explain the power in confronting the media.
The Youth are Brilliant
Season 6: Episode 11
In this week's episode of Street Politicians Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "the General" discuss the dangers of the internet and how it can also bring justice to those in need of help. Later, the host chop it up with Thabiti Stephens (The man behind Steve Harvey’s millions).
The Reality of Being Married to Medicine
Season 6: Episode 10
As Thanksgiving approaches, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the meanings and history of popular holidays. They explain the importance of this history and why it should be told. Later in the show, Dr. Simone Whitmore drops in to talk about her experience as Black OBGYN, health care disparities for Black women and the impact of reality TV on her professionally.
Play Chess Not Checkers “White Lives Matter
Season 6: Episode 9
During Paris Fashion Week, the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, hosted an event where models wore T-shirts displaying the phrase “White Lives Matter.” Now, anybody attempting to sell a White Lives Matter shirt or utilize the expression for money related gain will be given a cease-and-desist order by two radio personalities Quinton Ward and Ramses Ja of Civic Cipher who were gifted the trademark by an anonymous donor. On this episode, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne speak with Rames Ja of the radio show duo to speak on their journey with receiving the trademark.
Angela Yee: The Next Chapter
Season 6: Episode 8
Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” are joined in this week’s episode by former co-host of The Breakfast Club, Angela Yee. They discuss Yee’s journey in radio and her new endeavors in the business with her upcoming show “Way Up with Angela Yee” which airs on iHeart Radio.
Black Men Vote, but have the candidates earned it?
Season 6: Episode 7
As early voting is in effect, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the importance of the Black male vote. They speak with Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Mondale Robinson, Wisdom O. Cole and Reverend Jamal Bryant to discuss Black men’s stance on voting and unpack the misinformation about Black men’s voting habits in past elections.
Season 6: Episode 6
In the last few weeks, retailers, social media platforms, celebrities, fashion and entertainment companies have peeled away from business alliances with rapper Ye (also known as Kanye West). However, Ye’s fans have come to his defense on social media. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the impact of idol worship and the dangers of false information on social media. Later in the episode they speak with Tammy Price of ‘Total Life Changes’ to discuss her journey in network marketing and her viral video of ‘Low Vibration Plates.’
Black Women Health
Season 6: Episode 5
In the U.S., the CDC has reported that Black women experience maternal mortality two to three times higher than that of white women. In this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the lack of information and resources about Black women’s reproductive care within the Black community. Later, they talk with nutritionist and founder of TheDetoxNow.com, Coach Gessie Thompson, where she explains the severity of Black women being dismissed in their health care and the ways to heal reproductive health concerns.
Power of the Platform
Season 6: Episode 4
Following Kanye West’s previous controversial social media antics, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne the General discuss how promoting dangerous rhetoric can impact communities as a whole. Later, our Street Politicians speak with Michael Amir and Faheem Muhammad the founders of Oasis Investment Group. They explain how real estate can open opportunities in minority communities.
Season 6: Episode 3
Do Black fathers get a bad rap? In this episode of Street Politicians Mysonne “The General” is joined by Black fathers James Bond, Billy Council and Dr. Tomilson to discuss the impact of Black fathers in the community.
Sabotage or Critique
Season 6: Episode 2
Viola Davis’ new movie “The Woman King” has sparked a fierce debate about Hollywood uncovering hard truths and highlighting strong female leads. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the controversy of the film and how it has impacted Black movie goers. Later, they speak with Rabbi Kohain Halevi to discuss the importance of why African Americans should invest in going to Africa.
How many lives must we lose?
Season 6: Episode 1
After the tragic death of Hip Hop artist PNB Rock, Tamika and Mysonne reflect on the continuous murders of rappers due to senseless violence. Later in the show they talk with mortgage banking division leader, Matthew Garland, to discuss the steps to secure wealth through investing into real estate.
Protect Our Children
Season 5: Episode 34
In recent weeks, videos of Black students being abused and humiliated in school have taken the internet by storm. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the trauma that school brings to Black children and how the safety and care of students needs to be enhanced. Later, Street Politicians welcomes Holistic Health Expert, Wellness Coach and a New York Times Best Selling author Queen Afua. Queen Afua explains the importance and benefits of mind and body detoxification.
Is America’s Healthcare Killing Us?
Season 5: Episode 33
With U.S. life expectancy at its lowest in decades, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” breakdown the problems with America’s healthcare system. Later in the episode, our Street Politicians are joined by the founder of the Legless Diva support group, Kiesha Green, to talk about her journey as a bilateral amputee and her struggles with the healthcare system.
How Much Are You Still Paying?
Season 5: Episode 32
As midterm elections approach, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss how political parties do the minimum to help resolve the issues facing the Black community to gain notoriety and votes. Later, they talk to CEO of Road to 750, Shonda Martin, where she explains why credit is important and how student loan forgiveness impacts the lives of Black America.
What Are We Voting For?
Season 5: Episode 31
In this weeks episode, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss voting in Black America and question if Black Americans should get involved with voting as a whole. Later, Tamika and Mysonne are joined by the host of The Straight Shot No Chaser podcast, Tezlyn Figaro to talk about running for office and changing the power structure in your community.
Policing in America Needs to Change
Season 5: Episode 30
After a viral video of an Atlanta Police officer conducting a forceful arrest of a woman sparked outrage on social media, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss social media’s controversial thoughts on the video. They then speak with attorney Lee Merritt to discuss why he decided to take this case and unpack the arrest that took place. Later in the episode, Lee Merritt brings on Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa to discuss their fight for justice for their brother Sean Monterrosa who was killed during George Floyd protest in 2020.
We're Still Fighting for Breonna Taylor
Season 5: Episode 29
Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old EMT in Louisville, Kentucky when she was shot and killed by police officers in her home. Now, 2 years after her murder, four of the officers involved are being charged with depriving Breonna of her civil rights which ultimately resulted in her death. Breonna's mom, Tamika Palmer, and sister, Ju'Niyah Palmer, join Tamika and Mysonne, as well as their family lawyer Lonita Baker, to talk about how it felt to hear the news that someone was finally being held responsible for her death.
Growing from What’s Unfamiliar
Season 5: Episode 28
Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” sit down with entrepreneur and star of “Love and Hip Hop,” Mendeecees Harris, to talk about his life journey from being incarcerated to creating successful business ventures.
Not So Friendly Neighbors at Sesame Place
Season 5: Episode 27
Social media exploded as footage of a Sesame Place character ignored two Black children during their visit to the theme park. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the discrimination that has taken place. Later in the show, Tamika and Mysonne talk to founder of The Brand Group, Miss Diddy. Our hosts talk with Miss Diddy about her work in the Hollywood club scene and discussed how she defied the odds as a young Black woman making strides in a male-dominated space.
Fighting Inflation & Fearing Recession
Season 5: Episode 26
Consumer prices have soared to 9.1% this is the biggest yearly increase since 1981. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” speak with financial strategist and founder of She Building Her, Star Melancon, to discuss how to deal with the rise of inflation and ways to invest your money if recession occurs.
Bring Brittney Griner Home
Season 5: Episode 24
Brittney Griner, the two-time WNBA Olympic gold medalist has been detained in a Russian prison for several months after a customs officer found vape cartridges in her luggage at the airport. However, there hasn’t been a lot of action being taken by the U.S. to help bring Brittney home. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” talk to Brittney’s best friend Janell Roy, to provide an update on how Brittney’s family is coping.
Civil: The Value of Black Life
Season 5: Episode 23
After the release of the new Netflix documentary “Civil,” Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” sit down with Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump. They discuss his journey of taking on civil rights cases for the families of Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, Martin Lee Anderson, and Breonna Taylor and what he’s working on now.
Why We Celebrate Juneteenth
Season 5: Episode 22
As we celebrate Juneteenth, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the importance of Juneteenth with Black Star Network founder, Roland Martin. They explain the history of the Juneteenth and how this makes steps toward America confronting racial and economic issues that are faced by the Black community.
Father's Day Special: Protecting our Babies
Season 5: Episode 21
As Fathers Day approaches, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the impact that injustice has on Black fathers. They speak with Stanley Davis Jr., father of 13-year-old Stanley Davis III, who died in a crash while being chased by a police officer. To celebrate Father's Day, Mysonnne talks about his upcoming march to “Protect Our Babies” which is taking place on Sunday, June 19th in the Bronx starting at 10 AM.
Confronting Both Sides of the Gun
Season 5: Episode 20
The massacres that took place at Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York and at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas have brought to the forefront the many alarming realities about America’s propensity for gun violence. To begin Gun Violence Awareness Month, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” speak with Ife Charles, who is the Director of People and Culture for the Center for Court Innovation, and Oresa Napper-Williams, the founder of Not Another Child. They discuss the evolution of the crisis management system, as well as their own projects that work to improve and confront the epidemic of gun violence in marginalized communities.
Criminalization By Any Means
Season 5: Episode 19
With the recent news of rappers Young Thug and Gunna being put behind bars for racketeering charges, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” talk to Chris “Gotti” Lorenzo, Founder of AD Ventures Music and the Vice President of Murder Inc. Records, to discuss his battle with RICO laws and how it attributes to the incarceration of hip-hop artists and celebrities. Later in the show, Tamika and Mysonne are updated on the Julius Jones case from Antoinette Jones, the sister of Julius Jones and Rev. Cece Jones-Davis, founder of the Justice for Julius movement.
We Are Not Outraged Enough
Season 5: Episode 18
In the recent event of the Buffalo mass shooting, Tamika and Mysonne talk to Buffalo, New York leader Jamil Crews and discuss the senseless violence that has occurred and how to move forward.
The Importance of Male Role Models
Season 5: Episode 17
During Mental Health Awareness Month, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” speak with the founder and executive director of the Community Capacity Development, K Bain, to talk about trauma in the Black community and how to help young Black males amidst the ongoing mental health crisis.
Life After Incarceration
Season 5: Episode 16
With President Biden making his first pardons, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss some of the outcomes for felons who re-enter society. Our Street Politicians talk to Jay Jordan, CEO of Alliance for Safety and Justice & #TimeDone National Director, to discuss the collateral consequences that formerly incarnated individuals face and their fight to become successful in society that keeps them confined to poverty.
Facing The Fears Of Traveling: Trip To The Motherland
Season 5: Episode 15
Back from their trip to Africa, Tamika and Mysonne discuss the impact of traveling to the motherland and exploring Africa’s culture and history. They speak to Nadia Henry, Luxury Travel advisor expert, to discuss why traveling is important and how the myths of expensive traveling effect the Black community.
How To Invest In Yourself : Part 2
Season 5: Episode 14
NFTs have entered mainstream consciousness in a big way, with celebrities and significant organizations progressively warming to the market. Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” sit down with entrepreneur and public speaker 19 Keys, to discuss NFTs and infinite wealth strategies. Later in the show, Don Pooh, former executive Vice President of MCA Records joins our hosts to speak about how he intertwines NFTs with his business endeavors.
How to Invest in Yourself: Part 1
Season 5: Episode 13
Financial literacy is something everybody should be experts in, yet education on the subject is lacking. Tamika and Mysonne talk with the creators of the Earn Your Leisure podcast, Rashad Bilal & Troy Millings. Much like the topics of their podcast episodes, they cover the basics of what you need to know about investing, saving, getting yourself out of debt, and even cryptocurrency.
PowHERful Women with Tina Knowles-Lawson
Season 5: Episode 12
Tina Knowles-Lawson is a businesswoman, fashion designer, and philanthropist known for establishing the brands House of Deréon and being the mother of Beyonce Knowles. She sits down with Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” to discuss her evolution from being the mother of an icon to developing her own successful endeavors.
PowHERful Women with Milan Harris and Dr. Jamila T. Davis
Season 5: Episode 11
Milan Harris is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded the clothing line Milano Di Rouge. She talks to Tamika and Mysonne about growing her brand and how she navigated success in a male-dominated industry. Then, good friend Dr. Jamila T. Davis stops by to talk about getting her doctorate and all the great things she has accomplished since getting out of prison.
PowHERful Women with Mona Scott-Young
Season 5: Episode 10
Mona Scott-Young has been a leading power in Black entertainment for decades. In this week’s episode, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne sit down with Scott-Young to discuss her career which has spanned over 20 years as well as her many accomplishments and new entertainment endeavors.
We Will March On
Season 5: Episode 9
In 1965, “Bloody Sunday”, marchers were violently attacked by state troopers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. As we remember this day in history, Tamika D Mallory and Mysonne the General are joined with Rev. Mark Thompson. They discuss the impact of the Bloody Sunday march and how many use civil rights movements to gain notability.
The Fight for Ta'Neasha Chappell
Season 5: Episode 8
In July of 2021, a 23-year old woman in an Indiana jail died after guards ignored her pleas for help for nearly 16 hours. Tamika and Mysonne spoke with her sister, Ronesha Murrell, who has been outspoken about the injustice that occurred within the jail. Then, the family’s lawyer, Attorney Sam Aguiar, joins the conversation about the case and what could happen. He was also the lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family, and has spent his career dedicated to helping families and individuals who have experienced life-changing events.
The Business of Love
Season 5 : Episode 7
Tamika and Mysonne discuss love and business with guests Jay and Ernestine Morrison, a married couple who are co-founders of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, the first Black-owned real estate crowd-fund in history. They explain the key components to keep a successful marriage while balancing business ventures together. Later in the episode, community change maker Tory Russell, lead organizer in the Ferguson Uprising, discusses President Biden’s approval of the distribution of crack pipes and drug paraphernalia.
The Pleasure Principles of Love
Season 5: Episode 6
This week Tamika and Mysonne start off the show discussing being with the family of Trayvon Martin, and lending them strength, love, and compassion, for it has been 10 years since his murder. Tamika discusses her concerns about the spread of misinformation regarding voter suppression and mask mandates. To celebrate black love and the upcoming holiday, they flashback to when Remy Ma and Papoose were on plus have a conversation with Derrick and Chelsy Grace about their relationship dynamics.
Everything is Political (Part 1)
Season 5: Episode 5
The fight for voting rights remains a critical issue and voter suppression laws have deflected individuals from casting a ballot in a targeted and discriminatory way. Recently, Democrats failed to change Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. On this week’s episode, Tamika and Mysonne sit down with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as well as author & co-chairman of Our Black Party, Dr. Wes Bellamy. The guests discuss the fight to end voting oppression in the U.S. and how African Americans can control their own political apparatus.
Why Aren’t Black People Profiting From Black Culture Trends?
Season 5: Episode 4
This week is all about how you can create wealth for yourself and break free from financial slavery. First, Tamika and Mysonne talk to Isaac Hayes III, son of legendary singer-songwriter and producer Isaac Hayes, about his app Fanbase, which allows creators to monetize their content right in the app. Then, DeForest Soaries joins the Street Politicians to discuss finances and overcoming debt, delinquency, and deficits in order to take control of the way you spend money.
Reclaiming Our Future
Season 5: Episode 3
On this week’s episode, Tamika and Mysonne sit down with Criminal Defense Attorney Royce Russell, writer and entrepreneur Shaka Senghor, and CEO and co-founder of Don Diva Magazine Kevin Chiles. All three of them are published authors, writing about the criminal justice system from a legal perspective and first-hand experience within America’s prison system. On this panel episode, Tamika, Mysonne, and their guests dig in deep to the state’s institutional issues and how you can use your second chances to redeem yourself
Racism in America
Season 5: Episode 2
Ahead of the release of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” Jeffery Robinson sits down with Tamika & Mysonne to talk about racism in America and the truth about our country’s history. Jeffery is the founder of the non-profit organization, The Who We Are Project. He and his team work to correct the narrative of anti-Black racism in America and hope to amend the curriculum in the American education system in order to tell the truth about the racist foundation of this country. LaToya Bond, our resident Brand Expert joins the show to highlight some of the small businesses featured in 2021. Check out this week’s episode of Street Politicians and “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” coming to theaters January 14th.
You Have A Fraud Alert
Season 5: Episode 1
To kick off the New Year, Tamika and Mysonne discuss the importance of knowing your bank account, credit cards, and how to avoid being a victim of fraud with Shawana King. King also details her journey from going to jail for fraud to becoming a successful CEO of The Real Credit Pro, a credit repair company specializing in credit restoration and education. Financial expert and author Tarra Jackson, better known as Madam Money, also joins the show to give insight on her journey to understanding financial freedom. Don’t miss this week’s episode of Street Politicians!
Thinking Back & Looking Forward
Season 4: Episode 29
As we await the arrival of 2022, hosts Tamika D. Mallory & Mysonne “The General” take a look back at the tragedies and triumphs of 2021 by highlighting the stories and guests that joined Street Politicians this year. Think back on 2021 with our Street Politicians as they begin to look forward. Don’t miss exclusive interviews from 2021 with: Hill Harper, Bevy Smith, Shyne, Wallo, Rapsody, Monique Idlett, Trae Tha Truth, Diddy, Fat Joe, Porsha Williams, Tatyana Ali, Remy Ma & Papoose, and much more!
Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System
Season 4: Episode 28
We know the United States Criminal Justice System has glaring issues when it comes to how people of color are treated compared to their white counterparts. Tamika and Mysonne are joined by civil rights attorney, author, and political activist Jason Flores-Williams, who is passionate about eliminating sentencing discrepancies based on race. They touch on the drug war and the importance of activism outside the courtroom. Attorney Flores-Williams explains how the Colorado River can be granted personhood and what it means for the environment.
Is Monogamy Dead? (Part 2)
Season 4: Episode 27
Tamika and Mysonne continue their conversation about monogamy and relationships but on this episode it’s the Men vs. Tamika! They’re joined by their friends Aron Gadson, Billy Council and Dr. Monde Qhobosheane, a man who met his wife on Bumble. They discuss online dating, “situationships,” and whether marriage should be thought of as an end goal or a new phase in life.
Is Monogamy Dead?
Season 4: Episode 26
Tamika and Mysonne are talking all about relationships and dating. Our hosts are joined by a panel of three women who all have a unique perspective on dating: Tera Stidum, a dating coach who started her own dating service, She Dates Savvy; Tori Owens, CEO of Canna Luxe and a woman in a polyamorous relationship, and LaToya Shambo, founder of Black Girl Digital, who is trying to navigate the complicated world of online dating. This episode of Street Politicians took a deep dive into polyamorous relationships, infidelity, and honesty in long-term relationships.
Working Yourself to Death, Literally
Season 4: Episode 25
Data shows that money is the biggest source of stress for Americans. During this pandemic, many people have been faced with financial and emotional crises. Our hosts, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne are joined by Precious Avorkliyah to provide tools that help the Black community with their journey of improving their emotional and mental wellness. Later in the show, financial expert Shakera Green - stops by Street Politicians to discuss the ways in which the Black community can shift their notions about money to combat generational financial curses. To learn methods to regain your power from financial and emotional challenges tune in to this week’s episode.
The Toll of Incarceration
Season 4: Episode 24
This week on Street, Politician's hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" discuss the many tolls incarceration takes. This week hosts are joined by Tiffany Dena Loftin, for an update on Julius Jones. Unfortunately, Julius Jones has been wrongfully sentenced to death row, with an execution date of November 18th, 2021. Later in the show, Topeka K. Sams, the founder and executive of "The Ladies of Hope Ministries," stops by to speak on her past being incarcerated in federal prison. During her time detained, she witnessed firsthand the epidemic and disparity of incarceration on women, which has led to her current work bringing awareness to women's incarceration and post-incarceration issues to change the criminal legal system.
The State of Our Nation
Season 4: Episode 23
We're a few weeks into the fourth-quarter of the year and our hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Msyonne "The General" are checking in to discuss "The State of the Nation" and what it means for the Black community. This year has been filled with spikes in violent crimes, unemployment, an ongoing pandemic, and much more. Our hosts bring along New York congressman Jamaal Bowman to speak about the political aspects of the nation. Congressman Bowman discusses his frustrations towards the process of building a coalition, and what we need to do as the people to build power in the senate and congress. Join us as we unpack The State of the Nation!
Cancer Awareness In Our Communities
Season 4: Episode 22
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" dedicate this episode to raising awareness about cancer in the Black community. Black people have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group for all cancers combined. Cancer has been said to be the second leading cause of death in the United States. Although cancer can aggressively lead to mortality, fortunately, many kinds of cancer can be prevented or detected early. Two-time breast cancer survivor and Real Housewives of New York cast member Bershan Shaw stopped by Street Politicians to give us insight on her life overcoming cancer and what she's done to support others fighting a similar battle. In addition, Old school hip-hop artist Kangol Kid joins this episode to speak about his current battle with colon cancer. Early detection can save lives, make sure you get screened!
Closing The Mental Health Gap In The Black Community
Season 4: Episode 21
Studies have shown that African American adults are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues than the rest. Unfortunately, mental health was a silent part of everyday life for many years, resulting in many people suffering in silence. In today’s world, we’ve seen an increase in awareness of mental health. This week hosts, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” have an open discussion on closing the mental health gap in the black community. This week Author and Spiritual Psychologist Anita Kopacz joined the show. First, Kopacz opens up the minds of our hosts by explaining the deep healing needed to heal the trauma many people of color have faced. Later on, in our show, we are joined by Syntyche Franchella, a Spiritual activist and Social worker. She creates space for her clients to express their Spirituality and by moving trauma out the body. Tune in to Street Politicians for more information on what healing takes. Together we can heal ourselves!
The Fight Continues
Season 4: Episode 20
We take a trip across the globe to highlight some of the issues our brothers and sisters across the waters are battling. Our hosts, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" are joined by two extraordinary guests to discuss the political and social climates in Belize and Colombia. After spending ten years in a United States prison, Shyne was deported back to his birth country of Belize. Shortly after his deportation, Shyne transitioned from rapper to a member of the Belizean House of Representatives. Shyne updates our hosts on the current social and political climate of Belize. Later on, Tamika and Mysonne are joined by Colombian Activist and Community leader, Dr. Lilia Solano. Dr. Solano gives us a glimpse into what's going on in Colombia socially and politically.
Raise The Age Law
Season 4: Episode 19
New York has raised the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old to ensure young people who commit nonviolent crimes in New York receive the intervention and evidence-based treatment they need. Our hosts, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" understand the need for community participation to end violence and youth related crimes. Donite Mitchell, a returning citizen who self advocated for his freedom after he was wrongfully sentenced to 35-75 years in prison joins Street Politicians. Community advocate Andre T. Mitchell also joins Tamika and Mysonne on this week's episode. Mitchell is the founder of Man Up! Inc. an organization that advocates for the rehabilitation of returning citizens and works to end violence in our communities. To learn more about raising the age and ending youth-related crimes tune in to this week's episode.
Justice For Julius Jones
Season 4: Episode 18
Julius Jones was a 19-year-old student-athlete with a promising future, who was attending the University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship. Now at 41 years old, Julius has spent 22 years in an Oklahoma prison on death row. As of September 2021 Julius' execution date has been set. Julius' case is like many we've seen in the United States Justice system, where not enough evidence was provided to convict Jones. Our hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" sit down with members and leaders of "The Julius Jones Coalition," Cece Jones-Davis, Jimmy Lawson, and Irv Roland to discuss Julius' conviction. Find out how you can help to free Julius Jones on this episode of Street Politicians.
The New Black Body
Season 4: Episode 17
In recent years, the number of Black people undergoing plastic surgery has spiked from boob jobs to butt enhancements to nose jobs and much more. Notably, plastic surgery has grown more popular in the Black community amongst both men and women. With elective surgeries on the rise, it is important to educate ourselves on the risks and rewards of plastic surgery. Our hosts, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” with the world-renowned surgeon Dr. Michael Jones, the founder of Lexington Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Jones breaks down everything we need to know about plastic surgeries, especially Keloids that affect people of color at alarming numbers. Later in the show, we switch gears to focus on the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. Civic-Social Activists, and Communication, Specialist Ms. Marcia L. Dyson speaks about the importance of understanding foreign affairs. Join us to learn everything you need to know about plastic surgery and how you can help with crises in Afghanistan.
Racism In The Healthcare System
Season 4: Episode 15
Access to proper healthcare should be a birthright for all humans. When making a trip to any healthcare facility, we should always feel safe and protected, especially giving birth. In recent years more women have come forward about the mistreatment and racism they received while giving birth. Maternal health has become a critical issue for the black community as maternal mortality rates rise. After neglect or mistreatment during labor, many women are either losing their babies or losing their own lives over medical issues that could have been prevented. Our hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” sit down for a conversation with two people who’ve experienced firsthand, the tragedy of medical neglect within the healthcare system. Our first guest is Trudi Russell, who became pregnant and lost her baby at six months due to HELLP Syndrome (a serious complication of high blood pressure during pregnancy) that can be fatal to both the mother and child. Later, Street Politicians is joined by Bruce McIntyre, a single father after the mother of his son, 26-year-old Amber Isaac, died during childbirth. Hear more about this growing crisis on this week’s episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet.
Is Kidnapping a Business?
Season 4: Episode 14
As of December 2020, the FBI has reported 89,637 active missing person records, and 30,396 of them are under 18. The number of missing people, especially children, has spiked in recent years. Many are calling human Trafficking modern-day slavery. This week on Street, Politicians hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" discuss kidnapping in two different aspects. Actress and Maternal Rights Activist Tatyana Ali joined the show to shine light on maternal health and medical kidnapping issues. The term medical kidnapping has begun trending on social media surrounding American Idol contestant Syesha Mercado who's son Amen' Ra was "legally kidnapped" in Florida. Ali provides viewers with more information surrounding this ongoing case. Later on, in the show, we're joined by Toni D. Rivera, CEO and founder of The R.O.S.E. Organization, a non-profit 501c3 established to provide resources (housing, clothing, and other life essentials) to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Rivera herself is a victim of sex trafficking. During her interview, she gives viewers tips on protecting themselves against sex trafficking. Tune in and get educated on things you should know about the many aspects of kidnapping in this week's episode of Street Politicians.
The Business of Cannabis
Season 4: Episode 13
The business of cannabis is a booming industry. Historically, marijuana has been criminalized and many people in the Black community have suffered harsh consequences for either smoking or selling weed. With legalization sweeping the states, smoking weed has become more common than drinking alcohol. Current public interest in cultivating cannabis, or becoming a distributer has been raising rapidly, but how do you actually legally sell or grow marijuana? Tamika and Mysonne contact the experts and get the low down on how to become a legal weed distributer or grower. Our hosts also dive into what this means for people who have previously been locked up or penalized for weed as part of the “war on drugs.” Street Politicians is joined by special guest Jeanette Ward from Nuleaf to discuss the ins and outs of the selling skunk. All this and more on this weeks episode of Street Politicians!
Community Responsibility and Law Enforcement
Season 4: Episode 12
The black community is beginning to unlearn our bad habits and solve our own problems without police interference or the use of firearms. As part of the limited six-part series finale on Gun Violence, hosts Tamika and Mysonne speak to the former police chief of the NYPD, Phillip Banks III, and gun violence survivor turned documentarian Samson Styles on how communities and individuals can communicate their problems and squash the beef. Former NYPD Chief Phillip Banks III describes how if the NYPD spent more time listening to communities about prevention and addressing the criticisms they’ve received from activists, he thinks New York would be in a different place regarding gun violence. As a result, we might not be seeing the 55% surge in gun violence. Samson Styles discusses his history of being on both sides of a gun and how it changed his life and perspective. Samson has survived being shot five times and later went on to forgive and work with his shooter to educate younger generations on the importance of solving our problems before it gets to the point of violence. His new documentary “Killing the Beef” follows his story of forgiveness and acceptance as both himself and his assailant move forward in the aftermath of the shooting, hoping to prevent others. In this series finale, we examine the responsibility of law enforcement and the role communities play when it comes to gun prevention.
Intervening To Protect Our Youth
Season 4: Episode 10
Studies have shown that guns have killed more children and teens than cancer, pneumonia, the flu, asthma, HIV/AIDs, and drugs combined. In 2019 every 2 hours and 36 minutes, a child or teen was killed by a gun. The gun violence epidemic has heavily impacted the youth living in our communities. Straight from Houston's Annual "Trae Day Weekend" Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" discuss the impact gun violence has left on our youth. Our hosts are joined by Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka as well as a community leader and activist Lakeesha Eure to discuss the work they've been doing on the ground to help slow the growing gun violence epidemic. Both Mayor Baraka and Eure have decided to take a hands-on approach to combat the violence. Find out what prevention methods inner-city officials have put in place on this episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet.
Learning How To Heal and Protect Our Communities
Season 4: Episode 11
With gun violence surging and COVID-19 cases spiking, the government thinks the easy solution is to lock us up and throw away the key. Time and time again history has showed us that gun violence is usually the result of a variety of environmental factors. Currently, our community leaders are working hard to find the root cause of gun violence as well as how to heal in the aftermath when a shooting occurs. As part five of our six episode series covering gun violence in America, Tamika and Mysonne speak with community leaders Shanduke McPhatter and Tia Bell. Our hosts engage an open discussion on how we can learn to heal from our wounds while looking towards the future to better protect younger generations from the plague of gun-violence. Tune into this week’s episode to learn how you can make steps in your own communities to help us end gun-violence
Boycott Black Murder
Season 4: Episode 9
Gun violence in our communities has to stop and Street Politicians is continuing the conversation on this six episode spotlight. Our hosts speak with community leaders and activists who are working towards ending violence in our communities. Tamika and Mysonne are joined by Dr. Chico Tillmon from Cure Violence and Fund Peace. Dr. Tillmon, a Ph.D candidate studying criminology, explains why Black communities struggle with violence. Kareem Nelson also joins the conversation to explain how gun violence permanently altered his life after a bullet wound left him paralyzed. Kareem explains how being shot set him on a path to stop gun violence in our communities. Tamika and Mysonne also discuss the importance of consent and the rise of Karen-ism. All this and more on this episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!
Women Confronting Gun Violence
Season 4: Episode 8
How Do We Deal with violence Within our own community? More than 230 people were shot in America during this past 4th of July weekend. Since the pandemic has started, there has been a rise in violence across America. Gun violence has become an epidemic in this country. On this episode of Street Politicians, hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne The General focus on dealing with violence within our own communities. The hosts' sit down with Patience Murray, a survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub Massacre. There is so much work to be done to turn this epidemic of violence around. Tune in for a raw, authentic conversation on what we as a community need to do.
Kings Killing Kings
Season 4: Episode 7
In this weeks episode of Street Politicians were talking about Kings killing Kings. Tamika and Mysonne interview Shanduke McPhatter of G-MACC (Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes) about his experience as a former gang member and his work with high-risk youth; and Mysonne takes the lead and speaks to Prince Mapp, the creator of the Citizen App about how he turned his life around from convict to creator. Shanduke McPhatter shares his experience working with high-risk youth immersed in a lifestyle of crime, fast money, violence, & prison sentences. McPhatter explains how he works towards reaching them before gangs do and teaching them about life outside of that culture. Prince Mapp explains how hanging out in the wrong crowds, and getting involved in the wrong circles landed him in jail for 18 on a murder charge. Hindsight is 20-20, and Mapp can speak to that like no one else. As the creator of the Citizen app, which is designed for public safety, Mapp looks back at his adolescence with a lot of skepticism on his former decision making. Mysonne shares how he has witnessed young men shooting each other for reasons he cannot understand. He explains that he thinks a lot of the culture they are following is detrimental to their greater wellbeing and the future generations of black men. All this and more on this weeks Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!
Season 4 : Episode 6
In this week's episode of Street Politicians it's Fathers Day and Mysonne and Tamika are speaking about the importance of fatherhood among the black community. Tamika and Mysonne are joined by Jeff Johnson, the founder of Men-Thrive and James Bond of Dadish to speak about changes surrounding the idea of what it means to be a father in 2021. Men-Thrive is, “A community that is curated to proclaim the generational toxic stress, depression, and anxiety standing in the way of us living our best lives as something that must end.” Johnson created the community in order to help restore and strengthen the black male community in efforts to push every black man to, “show up WHOLE, operate with JOY, and live with POWER.” Meanwhile James Bond founded Dadish in order to share his experience with fatherhood in a positive light and share that with other black men. As a proud father himself Mysonne shares his experience about fatherhood as well as what it means to be raising young black men in America and all the challenges that come with it. All this and more in this week's episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!
Rebuilding The Black Wall Street
Season 4: Episode 5
Just 100 years after the tragic Tulsa massacre, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” discuss the tragic incident and its impact on today's world. May 31st, 2021, marked 100 years since the massacre occurred. The violent incident left a heavy financial strain on the African American community. In this week's episode, Tamika and Mysonne are joined in conversation by American Politician Reverend Jessie Jackson and Lael Alexander, an award-winning inventor, entrepreneur, and media mogul who's recently been met with one racial attack after another due to his fight to help rebuild Tulsa’s finances.
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 voter's 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 week's 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 week's 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 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 have 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 in creating 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 the hosts 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 of 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 fall behind academically during this pandemic. Tamika and Mysonne have a conversation with Abdul Saleem 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, which 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 Guests 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” with Remy Ma & Papoose
Season 3: Episode 13
On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk to the people about Black Love with rap 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 with 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 The Truth from Houston, TX and a true “cornbread-fed Georgia Peach,” Porsha Williams. Not only is Porsha a multi-talented host and media personality, she is 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. Our Street Politicians discuss who should take accountability for the divide between black women and men. Tamika and Mysonne 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
Join Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “General” from Louisville, Kentucky, where the pair have relocated temporarily to put unprecedented pressure on local authorities to arrest the officers who killed Breonna Taylor in March. The episode gives viewers a rare opportunity to get up close and personal as the Street Politicians take us behind the scenes from their own living room. Joined by their fellow founders of the Until Freedom movement, Linda Sarsour and Angelo Pinto, Esq. Tamika and Mysonne share their insight into the controversial case, and why they decided to leave their homes and families to move to Louisville until the police who killed Breonna are arrested.
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
We start off the new season with Black Lives Matter. Live from the Frontlines, we discuss the protests, police brutality, justice and George Floyd.
History and Future
Season 1: Episode 9
On this episode, we discuss Selma Jubilee, our rights and Dwayne Wade
Behind the Scenes
Season 1: Episode 8
On this episode, you will catch some behind the scenes while we discuss Snoop Dogg's appearance on Red Table Talk.
Politics and Fashion
Season 1: Episode 7
On this episode, we discuss the Parchman Prison update, Fashion model did not wear earrings with monkey and big lips during NYC fashion week, Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders.
Snoop Dogg & Gayle King Controversy
Season 1: Episode 6
This week Tamika and Mysonne, talk about Gayle King and Snoop Dogg, white supremacy rally in D.C., the dancer who fell from a 20-foot pole, and Black politicians.
Mysonne’s Soul is Not for Sale
Season 1: Episode 5
This week Tamika and Mysonne talk about how they met, Trump’s impeachment, Super Bowl, the Coronavirus, domestic abuse, and Mysonne’s new mixtape.
Salute to Kobe Bryant
Season 1: Episode 4
Trumps impeachment, the Coronavirus, sex trafficking, Until Freedom and bringing attention to missing Black, Latina, and Native American Girls, Black Lives Matter, Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, and the Mississippi Jail Parchman, and the Grammy’s.
A Dog Vs A Black Man
Season 1: Episode 3
This episode we talk about Trump and his upcoming impeachment, the Government’s inadequacies, prison reform, Michael Vick being honored as a captain in the Pro Bowl, Juice WRLD and codeine culture, and Mary J. Blige.
Are We Still Kneeling or Nah?
Season 1: Episode 2
This episode we talk about Trump, Rodney Reed, Jay-Z’s thoughts about Colin Kaepernick, and missing woman and girls and sex trafficking.
Debut: Meet Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne
Season 1: 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. In this episode Mysonne and Tameka talk about the NBA going to China, Lebron James, Kanye “Harriet” the film.