Author: Donnell Alexander

Donnell Alexander is the author of Ghetto Celebrity: Searching for My Father in Me. He has contributed to Time, NPR, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.

Co-published with The Guardian. A fledgling movement towards Black-owned farms seeks to address the lack of land ownership and fresh food in many communities of color.

Co-published with KCRW. An estimated one million Californians — mostly rural and poor — are exposed to contaminated water each year.

Co-published with Alternet. The truth of the company's impact is more complicated—and less lofty—than democratizing travel.

Co-published with The NationAmerica’s nutrition conundrum can mean swinging between two extremes of bad eating.

Co-published with The NationFor a few weeks in Portland, I got a glimpse of what real solidarity looks like.

Co-published with BrightThe political divide between these conservative kids and their immigrant friends disappears through frank conversation and a shared love of literature.

Co-published with Fusion. This is revolutionary: Trying to take control of a city council in a small town and then give the power to people.

Co-published with Jezebel. (Excerpt) The majority of child support debt is owed by parents making less than $10,000.

Co-published with Rolling Stone. I visited the area in Oregon where armed white militants took over a wildlife refuge, and I felt like a sitting black duck.

Co-published with Fusion. Motels aren't just a place for travellers to sleep—they've also become the front lines in America's housing crisis.

Co-published with Salon. Lean seasons had always been part of my writing life, but this time I was dead broke.

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