David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator

Philadelphia, PA

David A. Love

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


Bullying Leslie Jones wasn’t enough to take down Milo Yiannopoulos Link to Story

What Is the Community Doing to Address Chicago’s Gun Violence?

The issue of gun violence — more specifically, Chicago’s gun violence — is by no means a new issue. However, President Trump has singled out the city, even threatening to send in the federal troops, as a part of his “law and order” campaign. The current discourse coming from the White House focuses on more police, more prison and increased criminalization of Black and Latino communities as a solution.
Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Stephen Miller is Trump’s white supremacist policy adviser

If there was any question as to whether Donald Trump is running a white supremacist, authoritarian White House, Stephen Miller should erase all doubt. Yes, Trump has more than one scary in-house Nazi adviser named Steve. We all knew about Steve Bannon, the white nationalist senior adviser who came to Washington via Breitbart with ideas about making America white again. Link to Story

Recently Uncovered FBI Report Reveals Long History of White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Essay: The joy of bringing a black child into this world

how can any black parent — bring a child into this world, this America? It is a question that many people have asked themselves since the November election, as hate and intolerance, it seems, have overtaken the political discourse. And those who would divide people, scapegoat those based on race and religion, are running the government and turning their bigotry into law.
Newsworks Link to Story

Warren rebuke proves when you talk back to a white man, you pay the price

The GOP’s silencing of Elizabeth Warren for quoting Coretta Scott King–during Black History Month of all times–was all in the name of protecting Jeff Sessions, a racist, from criticism. Are the angry white men who are running this country into the ground losing their minds? Senate Republicans–the cheerleaders for white nationalism that they are–did the unthinkable, even by their own low standards. Link to Story

Frederick Douglass is everything Donald Trump could never be Link to Story

Friend or Foe? Congressional Black Caucus Torn Over Whether to Admit First Afro-Latino to Their Ranks

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

The Bully-in-Chief

Apparently Melania Trump doesn’t really do irony. Late in the presidential campaign, she came to Berwyn and vowed to combat online bullying, a promise that seemingly does not extend to her tweeting husband, who is as menacing and powerful a cyberbully as they come. “Our culture has gotten too mean and too violent,” she said in front of a Main Line crowd.
The Philadelphia Citizen Link to Story

Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Anti-African

President Trump’s Muslim ban, halting all refugee programs and immigration from certain Muslim nations, is anti-American, its critics say. But the immigration measure is also anti-Black, and the African Union made note of that as it blasted the new American president and his country for its role in the slave trade.
Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Democrats must take no prisoners with Trump Link to Story

Trump’s ‘Send in the Feds’ Threat Could Be the First Step Toward Martial Law In America

These days, President Trump’s relationship to the Black community has been limited to meetings with Black athletes and entertainers, and pledges to clamp down on violence and bring law and order to the Black community. Let’s focus on the latter. There are signs that the U.S. is about to see President Trump’s law and order campaign against the Black community come to fruition.
Atlanta Black Star 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, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, Morpheus, NewsWorks, Tribune News Service and In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian and The Huffington Post, 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 and CBC News. 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.

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.