Derrick N. Ashong – or DNA as he is sometimes known – is literally the voice of a new generation.
Whether heard in the eloquent expression of his thoughts on Senator Barack Obama (as seen in one of the most viewed videos of 2008 on YouTube), in his music (as leader of the emerging band Soulfège), in his lyrics (he won Billboard Magazine’s 2007 World Song Writing Competition), the Harvard educated talent has found myriad ways to inspire, engage and activate young people with positive messages for social change.
Described by VanityFair.com as “a spirit of promise and hope and harmony” DNA is the television host of “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English. “The Stream”, premiering in May 2011, is a program that integrates new and traditional media, tapping into the extraordinary potential of social media to disseminate news.
Derrick is also the radio host of “The Derrick Ashong Experience” on SIRIUS XM’s Oprah Radio.