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Racism USA

Justice for George Floyd

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Cleo Speaks Orlando: An evening of beautiful Black Girl Magic

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 […]

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Lola on Marlie, a new cultural and political online show…talking riding the subway while black and more.

We talked about the new Kanye album, the passing of John Witherspoon, riding the subway while black and more!

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Lola on “Reid This, Reid That” podcast with Joy-Ann Reid and Jacque Reid

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.

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WBLS 107.5 talking Trump, impeachment, Democratic strategy and more.

  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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CLEO Speaks: Lola’s episode

CLEO SPEAKS is a new candid series – on TV One – that gives dynamic women a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives on issues facing Millennial and Gen X women of color today. Selected for their impact on the world, true modern leaders, from CEOs and activists to entrepreneurs, share their truths. […]

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My Interview with rapper Common for The Guardian

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 […]

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How and why Trump uses racism as a political tool – and why he will become even more aggressively racist in the run-up to 2020

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 […]

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MSNBC panel discussion – Democrats need to take responsibility for the country’s economic growth

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MSNBC: Talking Trump’s State Visit to London with Joy-Ann Reid

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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 […]

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New Sammy Davis Jr documentary is a must-see

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 – […]

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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  

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Welcome to Black History Month

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  

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Happy MLK Day

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Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected

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  

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#10YearChallenge

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Why are racists like this given a platform in major publications?

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Never Let Anyone Break Your Spirit!

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Welcome back, Speaker Pelosi