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.


Silence Leads to More Oppression: Is It Past Time for America to Have Reckoning On Race In the Style of #MeToo?

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Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian Rosa Parks

Al Jazeera Link to Story

LET’S BE CLEAR: Donald Trump is the REAL shithole

Anyone with a pulse has known for quite some time that Donald Trump, the “President” of the United States, is a white-collar Klansman. He is a douchebag, a “very stable genius” and a cult leader, and will become the dictator his people want him to be if given half the chance. And now, lest there be any doubt, the man is a shithole. Link to Story

Fact-checking Michael Wolff Link to Story

What Israel is doing to African refugees is a moral atrocity

There are 38,000 African refugees and migrants who are living in Israel, mostly from Eritrea and the Sudan. And the rightwing Israeli government has issued them an ultimatum—leave Israel now or go to prison. Israel–a nation founded by Jewish refugees who fled genocide from the Nazis in Europe–comes off as a shamefully racist, hostile and inhumane place for Black people. 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

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.
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Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era


How will the government shutdown affect YOU?

If the White House and Congress do not get their act together, and if the Senate does not have enough votes to pass a spending bill, expect a government shutdown. Many people will be impacted, and as is the case with these things, the most vulnerable will feel pain. Many government offices, including possibly national parks and monuments would be closed. Link to Story

The Imaginary Black Bogeyman Continues to Be Blamed for Crimes and Mainstream Media Is Complicit

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Trump ain’t new: A tracking of racist US presidents Link to Story

What one year of Trump’s shithole presidency has taught us

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since Donald Trump took the oath of office and as forced America to not only watch his reality show presidency on a daily basis, but to suffer the consequences as he places the country and its people in grave danger. When Trump said that immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations came from shithole countries, he summed up the disaster he has become. 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.