Derrick Ashong: In the end it seems some conservatives truly love individual responsibility…as long as they don’t have to practice it themselves.
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.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Steve Hochstadt: In response to social criticism, aggressors and their defenders have developed their theory of “political correctness”, using the classic strategy of changing the subject.
Joe Mathews: The agricultural superstar’s high crime and poor health are dark indicators of what the Golden State could become.