David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

Writer for theGrio, CNN Opinion, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, The Progressive, NewsWorks. Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, WURD.


Marielle Franco Assassinated, Brazil Erupts in Protest of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman’s Death

The Black and poor populations of Brazil are in protest following the execution-style killing of Marielle Franco, 38, a Black city councilwoman, activist, and critic of police violence. Franco was shot to death in an apparent assassination. According to police, two men in a car fired nine shots into the politician’s vehicle, killing her and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes on Wednesday night, as the Associated Press reported.
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US schools fail to teach about slavery and America pays the price

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. (CNN)Another February has passed, and once again too many Americans view Black History Month as a footnote, impacting African-Americans but insignificant to the greater country. Link to Story

The NRA, Gun Control and Black People: A Complicated History

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To All the Young Folks Fighting the Gun Lobby: Follow the Money

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Russia money ties to NRA makes Trump and GOP look very suspicious Link to Story

Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian Rosa Parks

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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

Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era


Black People Are the Most Religious People In America, But What Are They Getting Out Of It?

African-Americans are the most religious group in the United States, but what are they getting in return? According to the Pew Research Center, 79 percent of African-Americans identify as Christian, as opposed to 70 percent of whites and 77 percent of Latinos. A majority of Black people belong to historically Black protestant churches, which trace their origins to the late 18th century.
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Social Pressure: How a Black Restaurant Owner Got White People to Temporarily Give Up Their ‘Privilege’

In society, privilege is everywhere in terms of wealth and race. Yet those who are the beneficiaries of privilege may not necessarily be compelled to come to terms with its impact on them and how they travel through the world living premium lives. One Black restauranteur in New Orleans has challenged white people to consider the personal benefits of their white privilege and to surrender that privilege, if only temporarily.
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Trump, Republicans Just Gave Banks and Corporations the Green Light to Rip Off Black Consumers

African-Americans, Latinos and others have been the longstanding victims of racial discrimination in the financial services sector, from redlining to the subprime mortgage scheme that preyed upon Black people and led to historic losses in their wealth. After the Great Recession, Democrats under President Obama instituted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which has brought government oversight over banks, and has guarded against scams and rip-offs from financial predators, brokers and lenders.
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U.S. Court to Hear Reparations Lawsuit Against German Government Over Colonial-Era Genocide In Present-Day Namibia

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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.