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.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 88 min

Rap Icon Suga-T breaks down the respect, and the lack thereof, for female hip-hop icons in the hip-hop industry. In this candid conversation, Suga-T and Tezlyn discuss how male artists, younger artists, and the industry has assisted in an attempt to silence and erase the legacy of historic female hip-hop icons.

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Known for his “Fawty Years” comedy, Bubba Dub chats with Tezlyn about the impact he desires to make on the world beyond the laughter. Bubba Dub also discusses his involvement with two rappers recently slain, Pop Smoke and Mo3, and how their death has impacted the culture. 

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In this quick straight shot commentary, Tezlyn discusses what to watch out for this week in politics (February 15, 2021) upcoming #SSNC interviews & more.

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Tezlyn chats with author Clifford Johnson aka Spud the Blood about his Blood affiliation, his incarceration due to the 1994 Crime Bill, and becoming a national best-selling published author. This interview is unique to previous interviews because Tezlyn reveals how her 27-year friendship with Spud, and many others mentioned throughout the interview, have inspired her in politics today. 

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In this quick straight shot commentary bonus, Tezlyn discusses what to watch out for this week in politics (February 8, 2021) , SSNC season two & more.

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In this quick straight shot commentary, Tezlyn discusses if Democrats will remove Representative Marjorie Greene from committee assignments.

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In this quick straight shot commentary, Tezlyn discusses how to do two things at the same time in politics. 

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January 14, 2021 4 min

Tezlyn discusses the historical impeachment of Donald J Trump, the first American President to be impeached twice and what to expect in the days ahead.

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Tezlyn discusses the violent terrorist U.S. Capital riot and what it means for Black America.

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New interview episodes of Straight Shot, No Chaser return in February and meanwhile we want to share an episode from our Black Effect Network sister show Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams titled "Separated" is NOT a relationship status and 2020 was a helluva year! In this episode attorney Eboni K. Williams and cultural observer Dustin Ross recap some of the biggest legal and cultural moments of the year and what got us t...

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Tezlyn discusses how Georgia does not require political affiliation when registering to vote and how this helps our community win in the long game.

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December 29, 2020 8 min

Tezlyn provides a quick straight shot bonus commentary discussing how on Monday, December 28, 2020, Congress passed the CASH Act of 2020 which increases the Covid relief direct payments to Americans from $600.00 to $2000.00. However, in order for Americans to receive the cash, it must pass the Senate. 

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Tezlyn offers an exclusive straight shot of extended commentary just for her straight shot no chaser ‘straight shooter’ family. Tezlyn discusses why Biden should not only double down on his campaign promises but he should triple down. This was bonus commentary was recorded directly after her appearance on national cable news on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Check out Tezlyn’s Instagram @TezlynFigaro for the television clip. 

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December 24, 2020 1 min

Happy Holidays and thank you Straight Shooters for an incredible Season 1! We'll be back in January for more of your weekly shots of truth with Tezlyn Figaro. In the meantime, binge listen to all the episodes of Season 1 and please subscribe, like, and share.

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Robbie and Marian Tolan join Tezlyn to discuss a night of mistaken identity in Bellaire, Texas that resulted in Robbie Tolan being shot by the police in his front yard in front of his parents, Marian and Robert Tolan. This moment changes the course of Robbie's life and sets Marian Tolan out on a mission to find justice and provide support for other mothers whose children have been victims of police brutality.

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After a Twitter exchange between Tezlyn and former Georgia District 5 Congressional Candidate Angela Stanton-King, the ladies address their concerns directly to each other and discuss divisive partisan politics while attempting to build a better Black America. 

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December 3, 2020 58 min

Tezlyn aka The Political Hood Whisperer chops it up with comedian Bigg Jah about his Hood Good comedy, hood politics, and how the hood how relates to today’s political scene.

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November 26, 2020 51 min

Tezlyn chats with Charlamagne Tha God, aka the Prince of Pissing People Off, who is the founder of the Black Effect Podcast Network, co-host of The Breakfast Club, and The Brilliant Idiots podcast, New York Times Best-Selling author, and Radio Hall-of-Famer to discuss his vision for the podcast network, politics, cancel culture, and more.

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Tezlyn chats with pistol-packing preacher Bishop Talbert Swan to discuss his liberal point of view on issues such as abortion, reparations, identity politics and his thoughts on taking the high road.

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Tezlyn Figaro discusses the final election results and where do we go from here. 

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