David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

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


‘Players Have the Power to Collectively Disrupt Their Bottom Line’ What Is the Appropriate Response to the NFL’s Protest Ban?

In a unanimous decision on the part of NFL team owners, the professional football league has approved a new policy requiring all players to stand during the singing of the national anthem or face a penalty. The policy, which applies to players who are on the field, also gives athletes the option to remain in the locker room.
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Plainclothes Police Officers are Terrorizing, Robbing and Killing Black People

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Why Was a Pregnant Black Activist Sentenced to Two Years In Prison For Standing Her Ground?

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The strange collection of extremists running for office as Republicans Link to Story

Gaza in 2018 is Selma in 1965

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As America punishes its people, is U.S. democracy on its deathbed?

The signs are all around us. Something is not right in America. The country is a traumatic place for millions, triggering stress among wide swaths of the public, as if the screws are being tightened ever more excruciatingly. Democracy is eroding, as people are losing faith in an open society and a country that is not working for them — and a government that is not meeting their needs or serving their interests.
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Beyond Starbucks: America Is Still Living Out the Days When ‘Black Codes’ Were Legal

The arrest of two Black men in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia raises the issue of practices, policies and laws that have a discriminatory impact on Black people and target Black men in particular. Policies which monitor and restrict the movement of Black people require the active participation of people, whether police officers or baristas, who execute and make the system work.
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This is how Trump is destroying the Republican Party

Donald Trump has remade the Republican Party in his own image. Under his mismanagement and ineptitude, the GOP has become the party of corruption and plunder, kakistocracy, and white nationalism. Trump is dismantling the government and his party with it. Certainly, if he has ruined the GOP brand, he could not have done it alone, as this process was decades in the making.
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In Starbucks While Black

The arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks demonstrates that racism in policing, and in daily life, is still an urgent problem in America. On April 12, a Starbucks employee called the police to report the two men for “refusing to make a purchase or leave.”. Although the men waiting at a table to meet a friend did nothing wrong, they were arrested, handcuffed, fingerprinted, photographed and held for nearly nine hours.
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Comey is exactly right about Trump being like a mob boss Link to Story

Is the Flint Water Crisis Really Over? Residents and Experts Have Something to Say About It

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Martin Luther King and the battles that outlived him

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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, WHYY News, 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, 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.