David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

Writer for the Grio, CNN Opinion, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, Morpheus, The Guardian. Adjunct Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, CBC News.


‘Injustice to Humanity’: A Record of Brutal Arrests, Death of Black Man Puts Spotlight on Small New Jersey PD

Penns Grove, New Jersey, has a police problem. The most recent issue is the arrest of a police officer for kicking a handcuffed Latino man in the face. George Manganaro, 29, a patrolman with the Penns Grove Police Department for seven years, was charged with aggravated assault, according to the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office.
Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Justice for all in the land of the free?

On this day 69 years ago the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sketching the foundation of human rights law. Led by Eleanor Roosevelt, the United States played a critical role in bringing 48 nations together to enumerate a set of core individual rights and freedoms that we all reference to this day.
Al Jazeera Link to Story

It’s time for Clarence Thomas to go once and for all

Powerful men are starting to lose their jobs and reputations, thanks to today’s national climate against sexual assault and harassment. Men who were once deemed untouchable are no longer. Since we’re on the issue, it’s time we finally admit now is the time for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to go. Link to Story

Why the black press is more relevant than ever

Love writes for, a website dedicated to covering news in the African-American community. He is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. This is the next installment in the CNN Opinion series on the challenges facing the media, which is under attack from critics, governments and changing technology. Link to Story

Here’s what you should know about the injustice of Cyntoia Brown

Who is Cyntoia Brown? And why are celebrities like Rihanna, T.I., Kim Kardashian, LeBron James and Gabrielle Union burning up social media talking about her case? If you haven’t heard about her case, this you must know: Her story is the story of what is wrong with America, with its criminal justice system, and the way it treats its children–its most vulnerable Black girls. Link to Story

Inside Story - Will Donald Trump last through his first full term as US president?

Will Donald Trump last through his first full term as US president? There has not been a dull moment in the White House since US President Donald Trump took office. In the past eight months there's been a series of executive orders and a string of high profile departures. Yet the president insists there is "no chaos" in his administration.
Al Jazeera Link to Story

Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era


The Alabama Senate race is about the future of the South

The epic U.S. Senate contest in Alabama between Republican candidate Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is far more than a local race. Certainly, the outcome of this special election will most directly impact the people of Alabama. But much more is at stake here, as this election is a battle between the old South and the new South, the 19th century and the 21st. Link to Story

Not All Monuments are Created Equal as Trump Allows Mining and Drilling on Native Land and Burial Grounds

Apparently, not all monuments are created equal, at least from the standpoint of President Trump and leaders in Congress. As Trump champions the preservation of Confederate monuments that pay homage to white supremacy and slavery, he takes actions that would destroy the ancestral lands of Native peoples.
Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Adding color to the royal family doesn’t wipe out their debts to Black people Link to Story

World Outraged as More Reports of Africans Being Sold into Slavery in Libya Surface

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Why Obama must take some blame for slavery in Libya Link to Story


David A. Love

David A. Love is a journalist and commentator who writes investigative stories and op-eds on a variety of issues, including politics, social justice, human rights, race, criminal justice and inequality. He is a writer for theGrio, CNN, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, The Progressive, Morpheus and In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and The New Republic.

Love has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, SiriusXM, CBC News and ABC News Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). He was a producer for Democracy Now! and a contributor to the books, States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons (2000), A Reader for College Writers, 6th Ed. (2004), At the Tea Party (2010) and Current Controversies: The Death Penalty (2015). Love is also an adjunct instructor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, where he trains students in a social justice journalism lab, and edits and publishes student work for the online publication NJ Spark.

In addition to his journalism career, Love has worked as an advocate and leader in the nonprofit sector, served as a legislative aide, and as a law clerk to two federal judges. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.