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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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Dizzie Gillespie Street Art, Harlem

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An investigation into London clubs and racism: “The West End is a hostile environment”

On a recent trip to London, my friend, the Guardian columnist and author (of the book “Brit(ish”) Afua Hirsch, and I went undercover in London’s West End to investigate racism in London’s West End club scene. The responses we’ve received from this article have been fascinating – it’s quite clear that a number of black […]

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Video: In the age of Trump, who can save globalism?

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump travel ban – A bad news day

This is bad, bad, bad news for America. In addition to upholding this Muslim ban, this court has also a) upheld racial gerrymandering in Texas and North Carolina (where voting boundaries are re-drawn, effectively making votes of minority voters less important) and b) upheld voter purging in Ohio allowing them to remove the names of […]

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Welcome To America – Time Magazine

America 2018. At times it can be hard to believe there’s light at the end of this Trump tunnel. Innocent children are being ripped away from their families, placed in detention centres and cages – yes, cages – like animals. There’s no regard to their well being and even worse, we don’t know how or […]

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Video: Is freedom of speech really under attack, or has it been hijacked by the far right?

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Video: Is this the end of the American century?

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National Geographic admits to historic racism – but modern magazines are racist too

They are written by white people for other white people. [Originally appeared in The New Statesman] When I was in my teens, as an avid lover of magazines, I began to consciously seek out black publications. I had grown weary of magazines which either didn’t feature people of colour at all, or which contained articles […]

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Trump’s “shithole” comments about Africa, Haiti and El Salvador reveal the deep-rooted racism at the heart of Trumpism

Every time Donald Trump makes a comment about a non-white country, or a non-white person, it becomes increasingly obvious that his America-First agenda is a zero-sum game whose aim is to elevate all things white while denigrating anything and anybody else. In Trump’s world, everything related to whiteness and white people (neo-Nazis included) is right […]

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Lola on MSNBC: America, Africa & China [video]

.@LOLAADESIOYE: #Trump team appears to question why America is involved in Africa despite China’s involvement #AMJoy https://t.co/Z0U3jQK834 — AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) January 22, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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Lola on MSNBC – AM Joy Show – What will happen to Africa under a Trump presidency? [video]

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Lola in The New Statesman: “Make America White Again” – how US racial politics led to the election of Donald Trump

[Originally published in The New Statesman] Just as Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy came after civil rights protests, the President-Elect’s campaign followed an African-American president. When President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and 2012, there was much talk of the “Obama effect” and what his presidency would mean. In some circles, that talk leaned towards the […]

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Lola on Salon.com Talks:

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Lola on BBC Sunday Morning Live – "Is Islamic extremism caused by religion or politics?" [video]

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Lola on BBC Sunday Morning Live – "Is America Failing Its Black Community?" [video]

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Lola speaking at Ramapo College [video]

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Lola in The Tablet: KNOW WHAT’S SCARIER—AND MORE OF A THREAT—THAN EBOLA? THE RACISM IT’S FUELING.

[Originally published in The Tablet] A hysteria-fueled media paints a continent’s people in grossly stereotypical strokes. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Over the past few years, those with an interest in Africa’s future have sought to overturn what the writer Chimamanda Adichie has termed “the danger of a single story.” Until recently, the single […]