Street Politicians

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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.

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State of Emergency
To kick off season 4 of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne speak on Tamika's new book "State of the Emergency" and the process that went into it as well as the current events that contribute to why we the people are in a state of emergency now! Moreover, they had some of their friends that are working on the front lines to ensure the safety of our people join in on the episode. They spoke with Eddie Bocanegra the Executive Director of the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative, Carmen Perez the honorary co-chair of their organzation "Until Freedom", Erica Ford from "LIFE camp Inc. and Pastor Mike of "Live Free" to discuss the fight for justice and gun violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 12, 2021
Covid Impact on Education
As the world and businesses reopens there’s always going to be that elephant in the room, where someone wonders if someone near is infected with Covid. However, like many issues that impact us, there has been a major racialized impact that COVID-19 has on black and brown communities in the United States. With a surge in new infections, the pandemic is now likely to keep many students out of the classroom until late 2021. Moreover, this episode Tamika and Mysonne had a couple of experts that break down how you can help your children stay on top of education during the pandemic. Director of Brooklyn South Field Support Center Dr. Mauricière DeGovia joins the show to discuss the importance of getting our children back in the school building. She also explains how New York's 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 speaks with an amazing change maker and revolutionary educator Principal Amen Rahh. Founder of one of the most sort 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.  Lastly, 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 the 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! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 05, 2021
We Have Won A Battle, But We're Still at War with Tezlyn Figaro
This week Tamika D Mallory and Mysonne join together and speak on their experience supporting the family and friends of DMX as they attended his going home ceremony. Moreover, they speak on the unfortunate continuation of police brutality on the black community and spoke out about how we the people need to keep applying pressure on President Joe Biden and the government to do something about it! And to join in on that discussion, no better guest than friend to the room Tezlyn Figaro, who added her thoughts on the recent and unfortunate fatal killing of 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 28, 2021
Championing Change: Sustainable Lifestyles and Healthy Eating
This episode Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne discuss the lack of interest in environmental sustainability and healthy eating among African-Americans, however, many are no strangers to sustainable living and healthy eating. They had several guests join to discuss the importance of Sustainable Lifestyles and Eating Healthy. Styles P and his wife Adjua Styles speak about what inspired their many health brands and why changing the way we eat is important. Ethiopia youth environmental activist and Applied Biologist Jodahi Bezabih Petros speaks about being more socially responsible and his E-nfluencer movement in Ethiopia.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 21, 2021
Flip The Stimy
This week Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne extend their prayers to the family and friends of the legend DMX, as well as share their personal experiences they had with him before his passing. Also, during Tamika's "Thought of the Day" they discuss the divide between black men and woman and question why some men feel when we elevate black woman they think it means they are diminishing the black man? They also had tax expert Shaquanna Brooks come in and speak on how she started in finance and educate them on how to save money while investing. Moreover, they spoke with Aisha Hall who spoke on her book "Larry the Lending Lion" which teaches children about finance. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 14, 2021
Say Their Names: A Look Back During the Trial of George Floyd
This episode Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne come together for a special discussion in light of the Derek Chauvin case to bring other family members and mothers who lost loved ones from police brutaltity and gun violence. They bring in Tamika Palmer the mother of Breonna Taylor, Shianne Norman the mother of Lloyd Morgan Jr., Nicole Bell the wife of Sean Bell and Sybrina Fulton the mother of Trayvon Martin for them to express their thoughts and feelings as we all watch and try to remain optimistic when it comes to getting justice for George Floyd. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 07, 2021
Money On My Mind- The Importance of Financial Literacy
This episode Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne join together to discuss their unapologetic work they do for the community and within their organization and knowing their calling, despite the criticism they may recieve. Also, they speak on using the opportunities to bring more awareness to the people that may not understand why they bring cameras to their marches and other events. In addition, as we approach Tax season they have Rashad Bilal from the "Earn Your Leisure" podcast and speak about the importance of financial literacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 31, 2021
“Never Too Late” Guest Ronne Brown and Changemaker Jamila T Davis
This episode Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne join together once again, and this time they discuss the challenges of starting over or doing something new. Moreover they had guests and friends to the room Ronne Brown and Jamila T. Davis, who join in on the topic and also discuss their experiences stepping into something new and overcoming generational fears.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 24, 2021
"Role Models" with CEO of Just Leadership USA Deanna Hoskins
This week on Street Politicians Tamika D Mallory highlight Jay-z for his "Ace of Spades" deal along with mentioning the continued fight for justice for Breonna Taylor. They also question the governments law on minimum wage. Also, they highlight President and CEO of Just leadership USA organization, Deanna Hoskins who spoke about overcoming her experience being in a women’s prison and creating a business. For Mysonne’s “I Don’t get it”segment he questions people’s loyalty and support surrounding Bobbi Shmurda release from prison. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 19, 2021
For the Record - Chasing Freedom:
Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" take a moment to break down their journey and how it continues to inspire them to do the work in local communities. After taking the this years past Grammys stage, Tamika and Mysonne address some of the questions surrounding why they believe they were called to become activists on the frontlines of the fight for justice.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 19, 2021
Black Hair: Our Crown and Glory with CEO BB Judy, Quilla Bohannon and Latoya Bond
This weeks episode Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne celebrate the beauty of black hair while also combating their insecurties with it. Moreover, beyond every braid, curl, loc, and strand is a sacred story for people of color, and even though it's just hair, there's so much more than meets the eye, and to help discuss this topic they had several guest with businesses that contribute to black hair. They had BB Judy the CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products and who also is famous for her Miracle Drops product. They also had Quilla Bohannon the founder of "Free Wigs 4 Kids" program, and discussed how people can donate and what her business is about. They also, highlight Latoya Bond who is the founder of the brand "Building Brown Millionaires" for their business segment. Throughout this episode they also spoke on controversial comments towards black activist doing the work in the streets. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 10, 2021
"PowHer"- Woman's History Month Kick Off! (Michael Eric Dyson and Nupol Kiazolu)
​On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne kick off Women's History month by discussing the importance of womanhood and saluting the countless women making an impact in their communities, their nation, and the world. They also get into a very deep and challenging discussion about the controversial comments Boosie recently said about Lori Harvey's dating history. Moreover, author and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson called in and spoke more about the topic of protecting and uplifting our queens. Also, for their "Change Makers" segment they had Nupol Kiazolu call in and speak on the work she is doing in the community. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 03, 2021
"Prison Reform" with Wallo and Tony Lewis Jr.
This episode Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne join together and speak on Prison Reform and the issues surrounding it. They also touch on the recent death of radio personality, conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh and the reactions surrounding his death. Moreover, they have our friend and motivational speaker Wallo, from the “Millions Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast join the discussion on Prison Reform and speak about his past experience being in prison 4 years ago. For their change maker segment, they had Tony Lewis jr who spoke about the work he is doing to get his father out of incarceration and many others. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 24, 2021
Mental Health with Hill Harper and Collette Smith
​On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne talk about the importance of mental health in the Black Community and how different traumas affect our youth. Also, author and actor Hill Harper joins the conversation and adds his thoughts and experiences about doing the work on himself and becoming a better parent, friend and son. In addition, Collette Smith, NFL's first black woman coach and the first woman coach on the NY Jets called in and speaks on her "Believe N You" Foundation and the National Coalition Domestic Violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 17, 2021
"Black Love" with Remy Ma and Papoose + Dejuana Thompson of Woke Vote
​On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne spoke to the people about Black Love and added in Hip Hop couple Papoose and Remy Ma in the discussion. They spoke about "Old School" vs "New School" relaionships, relationship popularity, and what "black love" means to them. They also highlight community change maker Dejuana Thompson of Woke Vote where they spoke about her career, executive orders, and what the community needs to do to keep pushing for issues post election. Lastyly, they visit the Horsford case, (Tamla Horsford was discovered dead in the backyard of the Cumming, Georgia home where she had been attending a slumber party with other "football moms" the night before.) where they spoke with the friend of Tamla who goes more in detail about her speculations about the case. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 10, 2021
Black History Month with Irv Roland
Tamika and Mysonne kick off the first episode for Black History Month discussing how they can continue to empower our people and create a structure within society’s structure. They also discuss how important it is for our kids and the younger generation to learn and understand their black history. This episode also highlights Irv Roland who is a part of the organization “Until Freedom” and speak with him about his inspired transition from basketball to community work, his experience with marches, and what steps the NBA should take with the movement.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 03, 2021
One Step At A Time with Congressman Carson and Bevy Smith
​On this new episode of Street Politicians Tamika and Mysonne come together to challenge the term "impeachment" and question the timing of the current matter and it’s relation to Trump. Congressman Carson joins the discussion to speak in depth about how problematic and challenging, impeachment can really be! Later in the episode, Tamika and Mysonne talk with media personality Bevy Smith as she opens up about life experiences, lessons learned as a mother, auntie, and bestie.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 27, 2021
Justice is Not a Trend with Porsha Williams and Trae tha Truth
​On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne speak on the spread of Covid 19 and discuss the importance of coming together as a community and making historical change especially when it came to voting their interest in the recent election. They also highlight that black and brown people are in a State of Emergency, and for the many ways to get involved there is no excuse to help progress in the movement. They had special guest and partner in the movement Porsha Williams join in on the discussion where she spoke about marching for justice, understanding the importance in politics and much more. Moreover, they also spoke with rapper and activist Trae tha Truth where they spoke about him building with the community and giving back. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 20, 2021
This is AmeriKKKa: A Guilty System with Monique Idlett
​On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika and Mysonne speak on the recent events of domestic terrorism at the Capitol following the announcement of Georgia Senate Runoff Results. Also, they have a deep conversation on the meaning of white privilege for Tamika's "Thought of the Day". Moreover, this episode will also highlight Monique Idlett the Board Chair on Until Freedom, where they speak on her journey being on "Undercover Billionaire". Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 13, 2021
Music for the Movement with Rapsody
On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne take the people into the New Year discussing “Music For The Movement“. They discuss the marketing aspect of building a platform through instagram with specifically speaking on woman selling sexuality. Moreover they had special guest Rapsody who shares her thoughts on being an artist in HipHop and the obstacles she faces when it comes to people comparing her to other artist such as Cardi B, and why there is not a balance in the music industry for female rappers. Moreover, they also highlight youth activist Mary Pat Hector, Georgia State Coordinator of the ‘Black Youth Vote’ organization and discuss the Atlanta election, Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 09, 2021
Atlanta for Everybody with Phillana Williams and Helen Butler
On this episode of Street Politicians, our hosts Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne talk about the importance of the upcoming election in Georgia. Moreover, with a quick mention about the sudden reports of the indictment of rappers in Tamika's thought of the day, they circled back around about the importance of who will be sitting in the Senate. They also had special guest, Atlanta trailblazer Phillana Williams who spoke about how she is able to get artist and entertainers to participate in the political process and why she made the shift from her past title. Moreover, they also highlight youth activist Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition For the People’s Agenda. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 30, 2020
Buying Black with Ray J and activist Natasha Williams
This episode Tamika D, Mallory and Mysonne speak on buying black in America. Moreover, they challenge the discussion about supporting black businesses but not requiring the business to be excellent in the way in which they operate. In addition, they also, speak on how to find multiple streams of income during these unfortunate times. In fact, speaking on multiple streams, their special guest Ray J hopped in on the discussion where he also spoke about his different businesses, and how he got started. For their local activist segment they had Nastasha Williams, who spoke about her running for a second time for city council in Queens New York, wanting to shape change and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 23, 2020
Mercy with Anthony Hamilton and activist Aaminah Turabi
On this episode of Street Politicians, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne "The General" get into a discussion about holding politicians accountible as well with politicians promoting the vaccine for COVId 19. Moreover, they had special guest Anthony Hamilton call in where they discussed his song "Mercy" featuring Tamika D Mallory, his panel on a Black Man's Perspective, all skinfolk ain't kinfolk and more. This episode will also highlight local activist Aaminah Turabi, who is the State Director for March for Our Lives GA. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 16, 2020
Risking It All For Justice with activist Sterling Brown and Leslie Redmond
We are in a time where Justice and Peace is still not being met, but we have some people risking it all for justice. Join Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General”  as they speak on activist and celebrities risking it all for justice. Street Politicians are also joined by NBA player and activist Sterling Brown as well with friend to the room Leslie Redmond Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 09, 2020
Social Media- Is it Friend or Foe with Karen Civil and activist Letetra Wiseman
Social media seems to play an imperative part of people’s lives around the world. There are some who debate whether it is improving or crippling communication skills. In this episode, Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne will be discussing the harm and benefits of social networks and how users brand themselves. Moreover, marketing strategist Karen Civil will meet with the hosts to discuss her branding wisdom pertaining to Social networking as well with informing them on the difference between being a troll, self serving, and being an actual brand on social networks. The hosts will conclude the episode with a featured interview with local activist Letetra Wiseman, where they will be speaking about the tragic shooting of her brother Jacob Blake and his recovery and the work she’s doing in the community. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 02, 2020
"Protecting Black Woman" with Affion Crockett and activist KJ Brooks
This episode Tamika and Mysonne will discuss “protecting black woman” and how to make the statement more normalized. They also deep dive into who should take accountability between the divide of black woman and black men.  Also in this episode they will speak to comedian Affion Crockett, who provided his thoughts and his experience on the topic and suggest ways on how to change negative views on black woman. Also KJ Brooks will be their local activist guest where she will speak on recent events that occurred after her viral moment calling out the Kansas city’s board of police commissioners. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 25, 2020
"Post Election"
With the highly anticipated election, we are glad to see some states go to red to blue and to finally see a black woman as VP as Joe Biden has declared to be the elected President. But of course there are some people that are not happy about the victory. Join Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne “The General” where the pair will discuss their reactions to the election and their thoughts on what will happen next. They are also are joined by WA State Senate T’wina Nobles and Congresswoman Yvette Clark where they share their insight into the election and what is needed to to move forward as a country.  Also on this episode, the Street Politicians are joined by local activist Gary Chambers and discuss what is happening in his city and what steps he is taking to fight for justice among familes who have lost a loved one. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 18, 2020
Breonna Taylor Episode 1
On this episode, The Street Politicians sit down for an intimate conversation with Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, and sister Ju'Niyah, to discuss Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision not to charge officers in the murder of their beloved daughter and sister. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 14, 2020
Enough is Enough
On the heels of another police shooting of an innocent black man, Jacob Blake, 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, taped just days after Mysonne and others were released from jail for protesting and demanding justice for Breonna, 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. Also on this episode, the Street Politicians discuss the 4-day BreonnaCon conference they organized in Breonna’s name to help uplift the community of Louisville in the face of so much racism and hatred; The NBA players protest; and, the untimely death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who shocked the world when he passed away from colon cancer. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 31, 2020
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Aug 31, 2020
What Happened to Breonna Taylor?
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Jun 22, 2020
No Freedom! No Peace!
We start off the new season with Black Lives Matter. Live from the Frontlines, we discuss the protests, police brutality, justice and George Floyd. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 12, 2020
History and Future
On this episode, we discuss Selma Jubilee, our rights and Dwayne Wade Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 11, 2020
Behind the Scenes
On this episode, you will catch some behind the scenes while we discuss Snoop Dogg's appearance on Red Table Talk. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 11, 2020
Politics and Fashion
On this episode, we discuss Parchman Prison update, Fashion model did not wear ear rings with monkey and big lips during NYC fashion week, Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 11, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020
This week Tamika and Mysonne talk about how they met, Trump’s impeachment, Super Bowl, the CoronaVirus, domestic abuse, and Mysonne’s new mixtape. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020
Salute to Kobe Bryant
This episode we talk about Trump, Rodney Reed, Jay-Z’s thoughts about Colin Kaepernick, and missing woman and girls and sex trafficing. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020
Trumps impeachment, the Coronavirus, sex trafficing, Until Freedom and bringing attention to missing Black, Latina, and Native American Girls, Black Lives Matter, Kobe Bryant hilicopter crash, and the Mississippi Jail Parchman, and the Grammy’s. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020
Debut - Meet Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne!
This is Street Politicians where the streets and politics meet, free talk about pop culture, hip hop culture, money, community engagement, social justice, to bring information to you from the street. To show a point of view that’s not represented. In this episode Mysonne and Tameka talk about the NBA going to China and Lebron James, Kanye, Harrite the film. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020