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On-air with Joy-Reid. Talking Immigration.

View this post on Instagram This morning with @joyannreid talking about Family migration which Trump wants to end despite the fact that he himself wouldn’t be here without it. A post shared by Lola Adesioye (@lolaadesioye) on Jan 20, 2018 at 8:16am PST

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The State of Immigration…

View this post on Instagram #Repost @marlonhill Tune in tomorrow Saturday 10am for #amjoyshow on @msnbc to discuss the State of #Immigration discourse in America w/ a learned commentary panel @lolaadesioye 🇳🇬 🇬🇧, Jennifer Mendelsohn and yours truly 🇯🇲 🇺🇸 Who comes? Who stays? Who goes? Why and why not? #familyimmigration #meritbasedimmigration #DACA #Dreamers A […]

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Lola’s Book Club: Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff

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Stay Woke: Brands get political in the Trump era

It was with anticipation that I tuned in, along with 111.3 million other people, on Sunday night, to watch the Super Bowl. I don’t fully understand American football to be honest, but I’ve always enjoyed a good Super Bowl party. This game, however, wasn’t just your average Super Bowl. Not just because of the Patriots’ […]

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President Obama’s remarks on the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act ruling

Today marked an historic day, as the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act was indeed constitutional. My thoughts on it all to come later. For now, here are the remarks made by President Obama on the ruling. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT East Room […]

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President Obama’s Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Immigration law

Although there are still some very serious concerns about some of the parts of Arizona’s controversial immigration law that have been allowed to remain, I’m really pleased to hear that the Supreme Court has mostly rejected the law. The Court’s basic premise (you can read their judgement in full here) is that  the federal government, […]

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Obama 2007 until today – My view in photos and words

I first saw Barack Obama speak in New York City in the summer of 2007. On that day, surprised by the multi-generational, multi-racial crowd, I realized that something very major was going to happen in the next (2008) election.      2008 came… I spent a lot of time writing and doing TV and radio […]

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US Elections 2012 – The battle begins in earnest

On Tuesday November 6th, 2012, the American people will take to the polls to decide who will become the 45th president of the United States of America. The world will watch on in anticipation to see whether or not the incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama, America’s first African American president who rose to power in […]

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Leave confederate history in the past

[Originally published in The Guardian] Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wants to celebrate confederate history – but it is inextricably linked to slavery There’s no shortage of events to create uproar in America. A couple of weeks ago it was caused by members of the Tea Party who seemed to forget that this is 2010, not […]

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GOP, step away from the Tea Party

After the racist and homophobic insults used at a rally against healthcare reform, Republicans should denounce the Tea Party  Tea Party protesters hold a sign outside the US Capitol as they demonstrate against the health care bill. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Over the past year, the Tea Party movement has grown to the point where it can […]

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Dalai Lama visit shows US-China flaws

[Originally published in The Guardian] The Dalai Lama’s trip to DC has seen the US and China acting like a dysfunctional couple. They must find ways to co-operate The controversy surrounding the Dalai Lama’s visit to the White House to see President Obama has highlighted the confrontational politicking that can take place as powerful countries attempt to […]

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Opportunity knocks for Sarah Palin

[Originally published in The Guardian] Individually ridiculed as devoid of substance, together Sarah Palin and the Tea Party could be a powerful Republican force Sarah Palin may not know that Africa is a continent, but if there is knowledge that she is not lacking, it’s a canny ability to spot, and seize, any opportunity that will propel her […]

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King’s dream meets Obama’s reality

One year in office for a black president was never going to be long enough to cool America’s heated battles over race  Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial in 1968. Barack Obama used the day before his inauguration to honour King. Photograph: Francis Miller/Getty The past year has provided the world with the opportunity […]

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Who’s the racist, Rupert?

By backing Glenn Beck’s wild rant that Barack Obama is racist, Rupert Murdoch is as incendiary as his Fox News pundits When watching the likes of Glenn Beck (or other pundits of his leanings) on Fox News, I’m not just alarmed by the man himself. It takes a big team of people to sustain a daily TV […]