Here is to a very special new year, and a very special new decade. I’m excited – I hope you are too!
There is something very powerful about women coming together to talk, ask questions and to listen and learn from one another, especially in a lovely setting. And that’s exactly what happened in Orlando, Florida when TV One and Spectrum brought me, Yandy Smith, influencer Shelah Marie and Tia Brown together in front of a live […]
We talked about the new Kanye album, the passing of John Witherspoon, riding the subway while black and more!
A fun discussion with the play cousins Joy and Jacque about British culture, attitudes to race and class and why the tabloids are so mean to Meghan Markle. I’m on about 40 minutes in.
We had a good discussion on WBLS 107.5’s open line 2nd hour about Trump, impeachment, Democratic talking points and much more.
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I was recently able to spend some time with the rapper Common, talking about life, his evolution as a man and as an artist and his new music. The result is this feature article for The Guardian. Enjoy! Common: ‘I wanted to be the dopest. Then I found a higher purpose’ Lola Adesioye He […]
In November 2016 – shortly after Donald Trump was elected nearly three years ago – I wrote the following article for The New Statesman about his use of racism as a political strategy in order to appeal to the grievances of white Americans who feel that their sense of identity is under threat. As I […]
View this post on Instagram Because it’s still Black History Month, and because I refuse to allow this month to be hijacked by the attention seekers of this world, I hereby present to you a man who really was about that life. The iconic (and rather gorgeous ) Malcom X, who was sadly assassinated […]
View this post on Instagram Went to see a special screening this evening of “I’ve Gotta Be Me”, a truly wonderful documentary about the incredible life and talents of Sammy Davis Jr which will air next Thursday February 19th on PBS at 9/8c. I had no idea what a gifted man he was – […]
View this post on Instagram “Girls have balls. They’re just a little higher up, that’s all” – Joan Jett 💪🏾 Jacket: @maisonvalentino 📸: @elliott_ashby 💎: @opspdesign Styling: @ayoleets @shawnamcgee_ny #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic✨ #slaying2019 A post shared by Lola Adesioye (@lolaadesioye) on Feb 11, 2019 at 4:14pm PST
View this post on Instagram Say it loud like James did! Happy Black History Month!! ✊🏾 #blackandproud #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful #everymonthisblackhistorymonth #wakandaforever A post shared by Lola Adesioye (@lolaadesioye) on Feb 1, 2019 at 6:49am PST
View this post on Instagram “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way” – Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Reflecting on the life and […]
I would have SO much more respect for Theresa May if she said “listen – this Brexit thing is impractical, unfeasible, and will cause irreparable damage”. She KNOWS it can’t work. YET… she continues… BBC News – UK PM’s Brexit deal rejected by 230 votes https://t.co/c782ZdiY7h — Lola Adesioye (@lolaadesioye) January 15, 2019
View this post on Instagram 2009 pic taken in Lagos, Nigeria. 2019 pic taken in New York City. Different hairstyle. Same outfit (same dress I wore on my 21st birthday!). Definitely the same soul. ✨ #10yearchallenge #Thisblackwillnevercrack #timeflies #nowrinkles #thankgodforcocoabutter A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on Jan 14, 2019 at 10:52am PST
View this post on Instagram An actual headline (today’s, btw) from an actual British paper (@thetimes). I will spare you the full article except that in an attempt to explain the apparent moral degeneracy of black people, black mothers +black culture that has apparently led to a number of young black and brown kids being […]
View this post on Instagram Welcome Speaker of the House @speakerpelosi 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #trumpaintready #thetakeoverhasbegun #itsanewday A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on Jan 3, 2019 at 12:40pm PST