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.


Black Incarceration Rates Are Dropping While White Rates Rises, But What’s Really Behind This Surprising Trend?

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FBI Tracks & Arrests ‘Black Identity Extremist’ and Hardly Anyone Is Talking About It

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

Colin Kaepernick Gave Away One Million Dollars In A Year, and It’s Kind of A Big Deal

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Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian Rosa Parks

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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.
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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

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


Class Trumps Race As Main Factor In Mass Incarceration Disparities, Study Claims

What role does race play in mass incarceration? With 5 percent of the world’s population and one-quarter of its prisoners, the United States is the world leader in prisons, incarcerating 2.3 million people — more than any other country in terms of both absolute numbers and the percentage of the population.
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Trump is holding America hostage over border wall like a homegrown terrorist

For a second time in his administration, the occupant of the White House has threatened to shut down the government unless Congress gives the money to build his wall on the Mexico border (the one Mexico is supposed to pay for, that is). Trump is holding America hostage and will shut down the whole damn thing if he doesn’t get his way, because after all, it isn’t as if it’s his money on the line. Link to Story

African Union Inaugurates Single African Air Transport Market To Spur Trade, Investment and Create 2 Million Jobs

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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.