About Derrick N Ashong

A true “Afropolitan,” DNA grew up in Ghana, NY & the Middle East. Described in VanityFair.com as conveying "a spirit of promise and hope and harmony," the music of DNA's band Soulfège has been featured in such major media as MTV Africa, NPR, the Boston Globe & MNet Africa. DNA is the TV host of "The Stream" on Al Jazeera English -- a first-of-its-kind program that integrates both new & traditional media -- and also hosted "The Derrick Ashong Experience" on SIRIUS XM's Oprah Radio. He graduated with honors from Harvard University and has lectured on five continents on issues of youth culture & technology, including talks for the UN Foundation, London School of Economics, King's College (Cambridge) & UK Parliament. DNA & Soulfège recently launched the Million Download Campaign to give away a million downloads of their album "AFropolitan" by Christmas 2012, and thereby, put the power over music back where it belongs, in the hands of the artists and the fans.

Healthcare 101: Ride for Free

free bus ride

Derrick Ashong: In the end it seems some conservatives truly love individual responsibility…as long as they don’t have to practice it themselves.

Healthcare 101: Don’t Eat That Chocolate Bar

chocolate bar

Derrick Ashong: If we’re going to have a system of privately issued insurance (which we do have, and which the govt has made no moves to get rid of), we run into a basic problem: healthy people don’t wanna’ buy it.

Big Gubment: The Bain of Our Existence

Comeback of the Neocons

Derrick N. Ashong: the GOP field has managed to maintain a unified position in one key issue: Big Government. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s coming to get you.

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