Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro

Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro

Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro (@tezlynfigaro) examines controversial and thought-provoking topics with diverse guests to discuss politics, social consciousness, and culture. Through weekly conversations, Tezlyn invites guests to share their views and experiences, raw and unfiltered, to educate, uplift, and provide honest insight into the issues facing the Black community in America. A mix of hip-hop and political expertise, Tezlyn keeps her ears to the street and brings her knowledge and savvy to every discussion with power and purpose.

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July 15, 2021 46 min

Tezlyn discusses Tulsa Black Wall Street and Black agenda politics with Tulsa Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper. 

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Tezlyn is dropping straight heat with her commentary on the viral racist rant New Jersey video and why Black people should demand an anti-Black hate bill.

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Tezlyn chats with the new star of the Real Housewives of New York, and Black Effect Podcast Network, Holding Court Host Eboni K. Williams, about how she is using her platform to empower and educate viewers of #RHONY.

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Tezlyn discusses how President Biden’s new initiative to reduce gun violence is giving her 94 Crime Bill vibes. Tezlyn also provides her thoughts on the voting rights bill and what Democrats must do next. 

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Author of Kittys Litter: Power, Passion, and Politics, Tezlyn Figaro, discusses how sex, power and politics intersect with sex therapist Dr. Donna Oriowo.

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June 10, 2021 65 min

MC, Educator, and host of Hood Politics podcast Prop sits down with the Hood Whisperer Tezlyn Figaro to discuss how the hood, gang banging, and politics intersect.

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During this straight shot commentary segment Tezlyn discusses her frustration with Democrats thus far and the importance of the 30 Sturdy nonpartisan Attorney General voter information campaign.

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May 20, 2021 4 min

After Tezlyn’s passionate speech about the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act at the Pamela Turner rally, she goes further into her commentary explaining the significance of why the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act must be passed as is.

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Tezlyn Figaro provides powerful straight shot commentary live at the justice for Pamela Turner rally in Baytown, Texas on Thursday May 13, 2021

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Tezlyn discusses the necessity of Black politics with the cofounder of Our Black Party Dr. Wes Bellamy. Together they call out the missing backbone in today’s leadership and how we need to move forward. 

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Tezlyn chats with Shareeduh Tate and Tera Brown, cousins of George Floyd and co-founders of the George Floyd Foundation to discuss the next steps for the George Floyd Foundation. 

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Nationally renowned Civil Rights Attorney Natalie Jackson joins Tezlyn to discuss the verdict and details of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. This episode is part three of the exclusive series breaking down the details in depth in easy-to-understand terms to educate, inform and empower the listener. In this episode, Attorney Jackson discusses the verdict, the next steps in the trying the other officers, and f...

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April 22, 2021 3 min

Tezlyn checks in to update the straight shooter comrades following the Derek Chauvin verdict to discuss what she has been working on and what to expect in the upcoming weeks.  

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Nationally renowned Civil Rights Attorney Natalie Jackson joins Tezlyn to discuss the details of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. This episode is part two of the exclusive series breaking down the details in depth in easy-to-understand terms to educate, inform and empower the listener. In this episode, Attorney Jackson discusses Rule 404, the prosecution/defense strategy, and how systemic racism and the Duant...

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Nationally renowned Civil Rights Attorney Natalie Jackson joins Tezlyn to discuss the details of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. This exclusive series breaks down the details in depth in easy-to-understand terms to educate, inform and empower the listener. In this episode, Attorney Jackson explains the structure of the trial, the jury selection process, and the charges and potential sentence that former poli...

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In this bonus episode, Tezlyn breaks down what to expect over the next few weeks as she provides exclusive coverage for the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd.

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In Part 2 of Tezlyn's interview with Queen YoNasDa Lonewolf, they explore the complexities of oppression politics and how the system of white supremacy creates an environment where both First Nation peoples and those of descendants of the formerly enslaved Africans in America are fighting, sometimes each other, for reparations. YoNasDa breaks down the historic relationship between Indigenous and Black Americans and how her bi-r...

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YoNasDa Lonewolf was born into a life fighting for human rights and spent her youth learning at the feet of her elders. In this two-part interview Tezlyn talks with YoNasDa about her experience growing up among prominent social justice activists, her work as an organizer for Black and Oglala Lakota Native American justice and the need for revolutionary healing in our world. In Part 1, they explore the tensions and divisions in the ...

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Tez chops it up with the big homegirl, one of the founding members of California’s notorious Lueders Park Piru, Cynthia Nunn. They discuss how she honors her late sister Sylvia Nunn (featured on Gangland), by being the Executive Director of Sylvia Nunn Angels non-profit youth resource and referral center. The mission of Sylvia Nunn Angels is to “(S) Stop (Y) Youth (L) Living (V)Violence (I) in (A) America (N)Need (U) Unity (N) Need...

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March 11, 2021 79 min

Tezlyn chats with Corey Jacobs (@coreysjacobs), the co-founder of the Buried Alive Project and Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Sean Combs, at Combs Enterprises to discuss how, at the age of 30, Corey was sentenced to 16 life sentences for federal drug offenses – his first-ever felony convictions and how on December 19, 2016, Corey received clemency from President Barack Obama after serving over 18 years in prison. 

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