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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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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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How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem

[Originally published in The Atlantic] The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. A detail from “Mercedes Arroyo,” 1952DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a […]

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Lola on CNN.com: Nigeria needs more than new leaders to change

Nigeria needs more than new leaders to change By Lola Adesioye, Special to CNN October 1, 2010 2:20 p.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nigeria celebrates 50 years of independence on the 1st of October According to Adesioye, Nigeria’s wealth is represented by its people Nigeria’s transformation depends on mindset shift from the people and not just change […]