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Lola on Sky News: Ferguson Riots – The Shooting of Mike Brown [video]

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Lola in The Tablet: Muslim extremists kidnap 300 girls in Nigeria

[Originally published in The Tablet] The militant group Boko Haram is far more audacious than even this recent horrific, and unresolved, mass abduction lets on On the evening of April 14, 2014, hundreds of young women between the ages of 16 and 18 were abducted from Government Secondary School, an all-girls’ high school in Chibok, […]

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Lola on Hardball with Chris Matthews: Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls still missing [video]

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Lola in The Guardian: Miss Israel belongs at Obama’s state dinner

[Originally published in The Guardian] Yityish Aynaw will fit in fine at the president’s table – it’s time to shake off the notion that intelligence and beauty don’t mix As President Obama gets ready to visit Israel next week, news that Yityish Aynaw, the newly crowned Miss Israel, has been invited to dine with him and other […]

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Django, Django… why I loved this controversial movie

I finally got round to watching the acclaimed Django Unchained last night. And I have to admit that I loved it. I found it to be an excellent, very well thought out, sensitive, thought provoking, entertaining and victorious movie. Tarantino did a great job, a job that only he could have done. Django’s character was […]

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The economy and social media: Bubbles and troubles

Human beings are funny campers. We seem to like repeating history, often not learning from that which has come before, and tending to repeat the same cycles over and again. The current recession is evidence of that. I was 10 years old when the recession of the early 90s hit the UK and I remember […]

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Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog… I’ve been blogging for a while now… and I’ve moved around a fair bit. My last blog was actually on my site, but some kind person decided to hack it (more than once), so I took my work down and moved it here, where hopefully it is less appealing to […]

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How Jay Sean & Taio Cruz Took the US by storm

Jay Sean and Taio Cruz have achieved something very few British acts have managed – selling R&B and urban pop back to the US. They tell Lola Adesioye how they did it  ‘You have to keep the dream alive’ … Jay Sean performing in Los Angeles. Photograph: Angela Weiss/Getty Images Every few years, the US […]

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Should Obama do more for black America?

He need not ‘ballyhoo’ a ‘black agenda’ but solving problems that affect African-Americans would strengthen the US as a whole Over the past week, the recording of an on-air argument between Reverend Al Sharpton, the prominent civil rights leader, and Tavis Smiley, a well-known African-American media personality, has been circulating in the black US media. […]

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Lola on Channel 4 News: Congressman shouts "You lie!" at President Obama

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Lola in The Guardian: Black British Film-making gets a boost

Shares 0 [Originally published in The Guardian] It’s a Sunday afternoon in Notting Hill in west London. People are milling around the foyer of the Coronet cinema, in anticipation of the film that’s about to start. It’s not the latest Harry Potter or Hollywood action blockbuster, though. These 300 people – mostly black British men […]

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Lola in TheRoot.com: Yes You Can, When Can We?

[Originally published on TheRoot.com] African Americans are not the only blacks pegging their hopes to the Obama dream. There has been much talk and much written about the significance of Barack Obama’s candidacy to African Americans. But Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic Party nomination is an unprecedented moment for blacks Europeans, too. As we watch, […]