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Derrick Ashong

Entries by Derrick Ashong

The Heart of a Politician

(8) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Yesterday I got a text from my sister with a note that former NJ Congressman John Adler had died. I had known him as "Senator" Adler because for 17 years he had served as a member of the NJ State Senate. I met him as a 17 year-old...

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Fight On Video Competition -- The Winner

(5) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 7:14 AM

After receiving some beautifully creative submissions for the Fight On video competition I'm happy to announce we have a winner! I returned from a week-long trip to the Middle East to see the final votes that had been submitted by our wonderful panel of judges with experience ranging...

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Fight On Video Competition -- Top 5 Finalists

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 11:56 AM

Just before the December holidays we kicked off a music video competition based on a song by my band Soulfège called "Fight On" and asked people to submit videos showcasing the faces of the faceless in their community. We wanted to know who's story you felt ought to...

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Fight On -- A Chance to Tell Your Story

(14) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 12:11 PM

Click here enter the Take Back the Mic competition.

A few years ago I got fed up with the depiction of Africa in the media. It seems like every time I hear the African continent mentioned on the news it's in relation to some crisis, pandemic, conflict or...

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Don't Retreat, Reboot -- Obama 2.0

(136) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 8:53 AM

I don't have to tell you how most progressives feel today. It's in all the papers, it's all over cable news, and the blogosphere is on fire beneath our fingers. I spent yesterday morning commiserating with a number of politically active friends including one former DNC worker and another formerly...

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The Truth About Transparency - Why Wikileaks Is Bad for All of Us

(774) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 10:40 AM

Last night while waiting for some friends to arrive for a long-overdue hangout, I checked in to the NY Times and ran headfirst into this article on the latest diplomatic dish from Wikileaks. As a brand-new HuffPo blogger I planned this morning to write my first post about...

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