Donnell Alexander

Donnell Alexander

I create cultural content.

Sundance and CNPA award-winning writer, editor, filmmaker & radio producer with two decades of experience blending the entertaining and the educational. 503.258.7907 —

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Dr. Dre's Secret (Sequined) History — Cuepoint — Medium

Dr. Dre's Secret (Sequined) History — Cuepoint — Me...

Racism Literally Costs America $2 Trillion...Ready to Stop Payment?

Bigotry in America has marginalized a diverse range of minority culture. “I was expecting it to get more attention as well, the numbers are so startling,” says Turner....

Consider the Merkin: A Brief History of Pubic Wigs in Hollywood «

Consider the Merkin: A Brief History of Pubic Wigs ...

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What Dock Ellis Taught Me About Drugs, Spitballs, Hair Curlers ...

What Dock Ellis Taught Me About Drugs, Spitballs, H...

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Business Unusual: Work That Skirt! |

Steven Villegas fancied a man-skirt. Turns out he wasn't the only one.

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Jordan's brush with death by samurai sword - Ball Don't Lie

"Gash Almighty"
by Donnell Alexander, taken from ESPN The Magazine's 2009 "bookazine" on Michael Jordan.

Early in the spring of 1982, when he was a skinny freshman at North Carolina, before he had enough fans to start his own religion, Michael Jordan was largely unknown outside the state.

Pomme bebe feeds the wee goo-goo gourmet - Los Angeles Times

The chef had cooked at some real quality joints, including Laguna Beach's Picayo. And while he'd served his fair share of petulant customers, he had not officially cooked for babies.

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'When a Ball Hits a Dead Bat, it Dies' - YouTube

Dock Ellis and Gaylord Perry, together again. A visual meditation on cheating, from my enhanced ebook Beyond Ellis D.

In Hollywood, An Urban Legend Worth A Fact-Check : NPR

Donnell Alexander talks to veteran black filmmakers to see why his new short film can't get any Hollywood love. Apparently, the problem is that it features three-dimensional black characters.

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Do Rappers Dream of Electro-Beats?

DJs Egyptian Lover and Arabian Prince return to celebrate an unsung chapter of L.A. hip-hop history
Los Angeles City Beat 07/28/05


Spree had one set of rules. P.J. had another. The clash was inevitable.

From ESPN The Magazine's debut issue.

Captain Power: A Past Predictor Powers On | Donnell Alexander

Captain Power: A Past Predictor Powers On | Donnell...

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Can This Millennial Mayor Turn Compton Into L.A.'s Next Hot ...

I’d come to Compton to talk to its mayor about what’s going on in this old city with a young population and an outdated reputation for all manner of blackness.

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Forced Team Sale Could Net Donald Sterling Close to $1 Billion

"You look at David Stern. What did he ever do about this guy?"

Chicago Bears Alonzo Spellman lives fast, loses everything -- ESPN ...

A "15-for-15 " selection.

In ESPN The Magazine's Sept. 21, 1998 issue, Donnell Alexander writes about how Alonzo Spellman became an early example of NFL players who live fast and lose it all.