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TV Women

Cleo Speaks Orlando: An evening of beautiful Black Girl Magic

There is something very powerful about women coming together to talk, ask questions and to listen and learn from one another, especially in a lovely setting. And that’s exactly what happened in Orlando, Florida when TV One and Spectrum brought me, Yandy Smith, influencer Shelah Marie and Tia Brown together in front of a live […]

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TV USA Women

CLEO Speaks: Lola’s episode

CLEO SPEAKS is a new candid series – on TV One – that gives dynamic women a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives on issues facing Millennial and Gen X women of color today. Selected for their impact on the world, true modern leaders, from CEOs and activists to entrepreneurs, share their truths. […]

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Inspiration Life motivation Women

Never Let Anyone Break Your Spirit!

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US Politics USA Women

Welcome back, Speaker Pelosi

View this post on Instagram Welcome Speaker of the House @speakerpelosi 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #trumpaintready #thetakeoverhasbegun #itsanewday A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on Jan 3, 2019 at 12:40pm PST

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democracy diversity US Politics USA Women

Welcome to the most diverse Congress in US history

View this post on Instagram And welcome to the most diverse Congress in US history with a record number of women and minorities. More than 100 women sworn in today to the House of Representatives and 5 women in the Senate (out of 10 newly elected Senators). 126 women overall in this 116th Congress (increase […]

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Art Classical Music Culture Jazz Music Women

My BBC3 Classical Fix playlist, created by Clemency Burton-Hill

View this post on Instagram Happy Music Friday! Here’s the track listing for the #classicalfix playlist @clemencybh created for me. Sharing with you for your listening delight! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!! 🎶 🎵 🎼 #classicalfix #classicalmusic #musicfriday A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on Dec 7, 2018 at 7:00am PST

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Culture Music USA Women

In Conversation with writer Joan Morgan at Dumbo House – “She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

View this post on Instagram Such a fabulous evening of intimate, intelligent, thought provoking and stimulating conversation (aided by good wine and some v wonderful food) with @joanmorgan at @dumbohousebrooklyn, about Joan’s book “She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” interviewed by yours truly. Joan talked about hip hop, feminism (and […]

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Art Culture Music Women

Interviewing writer Joan Morgan, author of She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

View this post on Instagram Tomorrow evening. Dumbo House. Me, having an intimate chat with the amazing @joanmorgan, one of the original writers at VIBE magazine (a magazine I read religiously for many years) and author of “She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” Joan is the original hip hop feminist […]

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Classical Music diversity Harlem identity inclusion Jazz Music Women

My Guest appearance on BBC3’s Classical Fix

View this post on Instagram Totally loved appearing as the featured guest on the BBC3 Classical Fix podcast! Classical Fix is all about breaking down prejudices, stereotypes and myths about classical music – who makes it and performs it, as well as who listens to it. I’ve always been a big classical music fan, and […]

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Music Women

View this post on Instagram Thanks to my old friend @clemencybh for such an inspiring and uplifting talk about your book and about classical music, and life in general. So happy to have you in NY, and so happy that WQXR is gaining from your creative direction! (Get the book everyone! It’s called Year Of […]

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African Americans Culture Media TV Women

How Hit Show Insecure Teaches You To Get What You Want in Life

View this post on Instagram I spoke to The Wall Street Journal’s “Moneyish” (alongside the show’s showrunner @the_a_prentice) about the hit show @insecurehbo and what it’s showing /teaching black women about getting what we want (and deserve) in life and in our careers. The gender pay gap is real, and even more so for Black […]

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Civil Rights Culture Music US Politics Women

Farewell Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

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African Americans Civil Rights Music US Politics Women

Thank you, Ms Franklin

View this post on Instagram Thank you, Ms Aretha. You gave us so much, and we will forever love, remember and be inspired by you. 🙏🏾❤️ #arethafranklin #thegreatest A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on Aug 16, 2018 at 8:24am PDT

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African Americans Civil Rights Music US Politics Women

RIP Aretha Franklin, Soul Legend

View this post on Instagram So thankful for being able to talk about my love for Aretha Franklin on air with Sky News this morning. Many of us have never known music without Aretha. As a singer, she was the ultimate with that inimitable voice. She WAS soul. Rest well, Queen. ❤️❤️❤️ A post shared […]

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African Americans Race Royal Wedding USA Women

Meghan Markle & the Diversification of the Royal Family

View this post on Instagram Great piece by @afuahirsch about Meghan and Harry in Time Magazine’s Commemorative issue, featuring a quote by yours truly. #royalwedding #meghanandharry #meghanmarkle #royalfamily A post shared by LOLA (@lolaadesioye) on May 19, 2018 at 12:24pm PDT

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Royal Wedding UK USA Women

Welcome to the Royal Family, Meghan Markle

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African Americans America Culture Music Women

Beychella and Beyonce’s Homage to Black Culture

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Art Culture politics Race Race in America Women

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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Culture Fashion Women

Growing old stylishly

After watching Michelle Obama’s compelling speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, I began to think some more about how I’ll be and what I’ll look like when I get to 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 (and hopefully older). Michelle Obama, with her poise, elegance, self-confidence and grace, is a great example of a […]