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David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator

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David A. Love

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

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6 Important Things You May Not Know About Juneteenth — But Should

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Mitch McConnell's reparations comments belittle the issue

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African Continental Free Trade Area Will Become the World’s Largest Free Trade Zone

Africa is on the move, with the nations of that continent joining forces to form a multitrillion-dollar trading bloc — the world’s largest free trade zone — and hoping to elevate Africa’s position and bargaining power in the global economic system. With Zambia as the 22nd nation to ratify in April, the African Union met the minimum threshold for approval of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Suspensions Don’t Work: Study Says Students Seek School Discipline To Earn Respect and Social Status

School violence and student interpersonal conflict are on the minds of the Black community, in light of the recent deaths of at least two children following fights on school grounds. Such incidents place into focus the role of school suspensions and other forms of discipline, and whether these forms of punishment actually act as an effective deterrent to fighting in an educational environment.
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A Witch Hunt? Black Jewish Activist Jackie Walker Ousted from British Labour Party for Advocating for Holocaust Memorial Day to Include Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

Black politicians, academics and activists face pressure and punishment in the U.S. for their opposition to the Israeli occupation and support for Palestinian rights, including figures such as U.S. Ilhan Omar, Angela Davis and Marc Lamont Hill. Meanwhile, a Black woman political activist has faced similar retribution in Britain for her outspoken views on racism, Israel and Palestine.
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What Biden Gets Wrong About the 1994 Crime Bill

With the 2020 presidential campaign underway and a crowded field of candidates, hopefuls on the Democratic side seek to distinguish themselves from the pack, while others find themselves justifying or explaining their past positions. One of those candidates is former Vice President Joe Biden, and the issue is the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that he championed as a member of the Senate, and which President Bill Clinton signed into law.
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Mark Thompson is Missing from the Airwaves and Why That Matters

Mark Thompson is Missing from the Airwaves and Why That Matters. Mark Thompson, the host of “Make It Plain” on SiriusXM radio, has been off the airwaves for a few weeks now, and his absence is being felt at a time when he is needed most, as Washington melts down. In addition to his program, Thompson — also known as Matsimela Mapfumo — is an ordained minister and a political activist, a reparations advocate, the emcee of the Million Man March, and so many other things.
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Why the 'one percent' in the US is worried

Inequality in the United States has reached such levels lately that even members of the "one percent" have started worrying. Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates hedge fund who is ranked 57th wealthiest person in the world by Forbes magazine, quipped in a recent interview that capitalism is denying "equal opportunity for the American dream".
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Australia High Court to Decide if Aboriginals Without Citizenship Can Be Deported

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Inside Kamala Harris' plan to raise teacher salaries

(CNN)Over the weekend in Houston, Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled her first major policy proposal as a presidential candidate, pledging to boost teacher pay. According to a CNN review of the policy proposal, released by the campaign Tuesday morning, Harris has pledged to provide teachers with an average raise of $13,500, which would amount to a 23% average increase in salary.
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BUT WHAT DOES THE GREEN NEW DEAL MEAN FOR BLACK PEOPLE?

And, yet, there’s just a limited amount of time to act. The consensus from the United Nations and most scientists is that it will be 12 years to avert certain environmental catastrophe. We’ll need a myriad of solutions to protect against the extreme heat and drought, flooding, mass poverty and social dislocation and disruption that will ensue.
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The real national emergency is not at the border

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About

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, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, NBC News, ecoWURD, The Progressive and BlackCommentator.com. 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, 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 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.