David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator


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.


EMS Workers, Paramedics Are Less Likely to Give Black Patients Pain Medication

EMS workers may be undermining the care of Black patients. In a most recent example of racism and unconscious bias in the health profession, a study found that a patient’s race may determine whether he receives pain medication in the ambulance and on the way to the hospital. While the report found EMS pain treatment disparities for African-Americans, there was no evidence of differences in treatment among Latinx patients.
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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. Link to Story

US higher education: A system of meritocracy that never was

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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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Brazil’s New President Bolsonaro Gets Blessings From Trump, Netanyahu For Policy of Racial Genocide

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In Some Major Cities Black DAs Have Arrived, But Will They Help Change the Criminal Justice System?

The vast majority of elected prosecutors in America are white, particularly white men, which stands as a barrier to equal justice and an engine of mass incarceration. For years, overzealous prosecutors have maintained a tough-on-crime stance with overcharging, over-prosecuting and plea bargaining — which account for 95 percent of all criminal convictions — and have ruined lives in the process.
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The real national emergency is not at the border Link to Story

No Longer Relegated To the Sidelines, Black and Indigenous Mexicans Receive Rights Guarantee From Government

The Mexican government has created a national institute to guarantee the rights of indigenous people, including the nation’s 1.4 million Afro-Mexicans. Rendered invisible in a country that regards itself a nation of mestizos or mixed people, Afro-Mexicans and indigenous people are now receiving support and protection from the Mexican government.
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Focus on Virginia blackface scandal misses a bigger point

Love is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. He contributes to publications including Atlanta Black Star, ecoWURD, and Al Jazeera. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)The blackface scandal that has ensnared three of Virginia's top officials provides an opportunity for America to address its long legacy of racism. Link to Story


While the federal government was partially shutdown from an impasse over a $5.7 billion demand for a border wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka wrote a letter to President Trump. “I am writing to express my deep concern that you are seriously thinking of declaring a national emergency to fund a proposed $5 billion border wall,” Baraka wrote in mid-January.
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It’s Time for Compassionate Release

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What the US needs to heal is MLK's radical revolution of values

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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 CNN, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, NBC News, ecoWURD, The Progressive 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, 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.