David A. Love

Journalist, Commentator and Professor


David A. Love

Writer for theGrio, CNN Opinion, The Appeal, Al Jazeera, Atlanta Black Star. Journalism and Media Studies Professor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WURD.


Philadelphia’s police commissioner Danielle Outlaw must resign

OPINION: If Black police chiefs such as Danielle Outlaw are unwilling and unable to do right by the community, they must get out of the way. The first Black woman to lead the Philadelphia Police Department, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw authorized tear gas on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters. Link to Story

America needs the Harriet Tubman $20 bill, but let’s not stop there

OPINION: Replacing Andrew Jackson with Tubman is no replacement for the policies and legal protections Black people need -- but it's a start. People have an honest difference of opinion about whether Harriet Tubman’s likeness should grace the front of the $20 bill. Whether you view the change as progress and badly needed representation or just disrespectful, that is not nearly enough. Link to Story

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron should be impeached

OPINION: Cameron not only denied justice for Breonna Taylor but also joined a lawsuit supporting Trump's voter fraud lies. Daniel Cameron, the first Black attorney general from the great state of Kentucky via the Mitch McConnell plantation, probably could not have imagined a Black woman named Breonna Taylor — or any Black woman — could cost him his job. Link to Story

It’s time to expel the Ku Klux Karens from the United States Congress

OPINION: The GOP has become an insurgency mixed with a white domestic terror cult that worships guns, money, lunacy, and above all, Donald Trump. Cori Bush (D-MO) recently revealed she is moving her office for the safety of her staff after she was harassed by QAnon conspiracy theorist and Trump cult member Rep. Link to Story

Black South Carolinians deserve better than Senator Tim Scott

OPINION: Now is the time for Scott to do his job, hold this president accountable, and decide exactly which side he is on. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina opposes the impeachment of Donald Trump, reflecting a long history of the junior senator caping for a white supremacist — who just incited a deadly U.S. Link to Story

The Capitol riot exposed police double standards

Al Jazeera Link to Story

Republicans speaking against Trump aren’t off the hook Link to Story

Black GOP Congressmen who joined the Trump coup must resign Link to Story

Schools nationwide should teach ethnic studies | Opinion

In Philadelphia and across the country, 2020 was a year of public awakening on issues of institutional racism and long-standing socioeconomic inequities plaguing Black people and other people of color. The protests following the murder of George Floyd raised awareness of racial injustices rooted in an untaught history.
Philadelphia Inquirer Link to Story

America should admit more states and divest itself of its colonial past

Statehood for American territories—colonies of a so-called “democratic nation”—is a civil rights issue. And while the U.S. has 50 states, this number is not written in stone. Virgin Islands. Products of America's legacy of colonialism with BIPOC populations, these territories do not enjoy the rights that the states enjoy, cannot elect the president, and have no voting representation in Congress, even as their residents—with the exception of American Samoa—are U.S. citizens.

White domestic terrorists like Kyle Rittenhouse are held to a different standard

OPINION: Rittenhouse continues a long tradition of self-deputized white men who believe their job is to police and terrorize Black people. Kyle Rittenhouse is a white domestic terrorist who should spend a lifetime in prison. However, white nationalists, Donald Trump and the Republican Party view him as a hero who should be celebrated, loved and honored, lavished with corporate sponsorships and sent to Congress. Link to Story

What Biden’s Black agenda should be in his first 100 days

OPINION: Biden will have a lot on his plate when he steps into the White House, and the needs of Black people must be at the top of his list. What should the Biden-Harris agenda for Black America be for the first 100 days? Biden will have a lot on his plate when he steps into the White House, and the needs of Black people must be on his agenda. 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 CNN, The Appeal, theGrio, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera,, and a member of the editorial collective of Global African Worker. In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and The New Republic.

Love has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, SiriusXM, WURD, 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 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. He has taught at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in the Media Studies and Production Department.

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.