Here is to a very special new year, and a very special new decade. I’m excited – I hope you are too!
We talked about the new Kanye album, the passing of John Witherspoon, riding the subway while black and more!
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 There’s so much incredible street art on buildings and walls all over the world at the moment. But these two of the great Dizzie Gillespie (by @bmike2c) in Harlem remain my favourite. A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on Jul 7, 2018 at 12:18am PDT
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
.@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
[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 […]