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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.

Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro The Black Effect Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 631 Ratings

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.

    Bad Boys 4 Shuts Down Critics At The Box Office + Howard University Revokes Diddy's Honorary Degree + More

    Bad Boys 4 Shuts Down Critics At The Box Office + Howard University Revokes Diddy's Honorary Degree + More

    Join Tezlyn Figaro and Jade Harriel as they discuss this week's pop culture and political topics. Many topics are headlines you may have heard about in the national media however, they also discuss headlines that are not trending but are important topics to discuss.

    * Bad Boys 4 shuts down critics at the box office * Howard University Revokes Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs honorary degree * Project 2025* U.S. appeals court blocks grant program for Black women-owned businesses
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    • 27 min
    Did Fanni Willis Fumble The Trump Election Interference Case?

    Did Fanni Willis Fumble The Trump Election Interference Case?

    On Wednesday June 5, 2024 an appeals court has halted the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump so now the question is did Fanni Willis’s romantic affair with Nathan Wade cause her to fumble this historic case? Join Tezlyn Figaro and Jade Harriell unpack this case and many other hot political topics such as an update on the Biden border crisis. 
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    • 37 min
    The Power of Black Storytelling: A Chat with Filmmaker Luc Stephen

    The Power of Black Storytelling: A Chat with Filmmaker Luc Stephen

    This episode is a special treat as Tezlyn sits down with filmmaker Luc Stephen. Known for her insightful commentary on news and important stories,

    In this candid conversation, Tezlyn and Luc explore the world of Black filmmaking and the power of storytelling. They delve into the importance of who tells our stories and how they are told, both in reality and fiction. Luke shares his unexpected journey into filmmaking, starting from a simple web series to working with renowned director Sean Baker on major productions. 

     

    They discuss the critical role of a producer, the challenges of working within budgets, and the rise of platforms like Tubi that provide invaluable opportunities for independent Black filmmakers. Luke’s passion for the craft shines through as he talks about the evolution of his work and the importance of continually raising the bar.
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    • 47 min
    Fannis Willis Election Results + Trump Booed At Libertarian Convention + Ncaa’s House Settlement

    Fannis Willis Election Results + Trump Booed At Libertarian Convention + Ncaa’s House Settlement

    Join Tezlyn Figaro, Jade Harriell and Michele Watley break down the news of the week, Fannis Willis wins her Democrat primary + Donald Trump booed at the Libertarian convention and what you need to know about the NCAA’s house settlement 
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    • 59 min
    Marilyn Mosby Pardon + 4 Yrs After George Floyd+ Nikki Haley Flips The Script

    Marilyn Mosby Pardon + 4 Yrs After George Floyd+ Nikki Haley Flips The Script

    Join Tezlyn Figaro, Jade Harriell and Michele Watley break down the news of the week, Will President Joe Biden pardon Marilyn Mosby? Has anything changed since the murder of George Floyd? And Nikki Haley flip flopped and now supports Donald Trump.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Alabama Black Union Workers Discouraged To Unionize + Morehouse College Silent Protest + More

    Alabama Black Union Workers Discouraged To Unionize + Morehouse College Silent Protest + More

    Join Tezlyn Figaro, Jade Harriell and Michele Watley discuss this weeks trending topics in politics.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
631 Ratings

631 Ratings

Tanasha.Renee ,

You will not be disappointed

I look forward to a new episode each week! Tezlyn brings about a perspective while speaking facts. It’s literally straight shot no chaser!

Cavett Haynes ,

We Are Listening

Thank you for the 4 years of your time and effort, your political insights and expertise are throughly appreciated and effective. Love that authentic Black Women are exemplifying intelligent discourse and civic engagement, Please Keep Going.

Cmon Union Carpenter 👊🏾💯🖤

I personally would appreciate your voices in a any union labor discussion.

JPDarbouze ,

Front Page News !

Tez, you’re motivating and practical! Great advice from a political action point of view. Good platform to share different and discuss point of views on controversial topics. One of the few reasons i tune into the breakfast club daily is for your 4-7 minutes front page news! I’m glad you have deliver podcast episodes to expand on different topics!

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