Lola Adesioye
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Lola Adesioye is a social commentator and activist.

Born and raised in England, of Nigerian descent and now living in New York, Lola brings a unique, intelligent and well-informed international perspective to the topics that she writes about.

Lola is a regular contributor of print and online news, commentary and features to major publications including The Guardian (UK and America), where she writes a weekly column for their ‘Comment is Free’ online commentary section. She also contributes and has contributed to TheRoot.com, The Economist and is former Deputy Editor of theGrio.com.

Check out more of Lola's work here:

www.LolaAdesioye.com
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Justice at Last For Stephen Lawrence, and for Britain

(11) Comments | Posted 3 January 2012 | (16:00)

I was twelve years old when Stephen Lawrence was brutally murdered by a gang of racists in Eltham, South London. I remember watching the news about the case at the time, in April of 1993, and reading the various newspaper reports.

I also remember the fear I felt. I'm...

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Tottenham Riots: It's Time for England to Confront Its Race-Related Issues

(224) Comments | Posted 8 August 2011 | (00:00)

In 2011, it's shameful that any of England's citizens feel that violence is the best way in which to express frustration. Watching live online footage of yesterday's rioting in Tottenham from America, I was thrown back to yesteryear.

This is what happened in Tottenham in 1985. Then, it was...

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