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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 and Media Studies Professor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, WURD.

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Amilcar Cabral, the African Engineer and Revolutionary Who Brought Portuguese Colonizers To Their Knees

Although he was assassinated more than 45 years ago, the spirit of Amilcar Cabral lives on, and his philosophy, activism and actions for the sake of African liberation resonate today. The Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verdean engineer, socialist, revolutionary and anti-colonialist led the armed struggle against Portuguese colonial rule in Africa, helping to dismantle the fascist European empire during the Cold War.
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Athletes must take a stand on social injustice

"At the end of the day," the 33-year-old baseball player told the Washington Post, "as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can't do it. I just can't do it." Doolittle was not the first US athlete to refuse an invitation to the White House in recent years.
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Russians Add Digital Warfare to Their ‘Back-to-Africa’ Efforts

With the inaugural Russia-Africa summit that Russian President Vladimir Putin held in Sochi this past week, the former Soviet nation seems poised to reassert its presence in Africa as in past decades, before the fall of the Soviet Union. At issue is what Russia plans to accomplish in Africa this time around, its strategy, and its motivations for once again becoming a player on the mother continent.
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Biden is creating a generational divide among black voters

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#FreeWestPapua; A Hidden Black Colony Struggles for Independence

The Indonesian province of West Papua is, in reality, a colony, an occupied land whose indigenous people are regarded as monkeys because they are Black. This hidden colony, its land and people exploited, has been the victim of racial oppression and a slow-motion genocide that has claimed half a million lives over the course of five decades.
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The tide is turning for gun control in the US

In what would have been inconceivable just a few years ago, the ground is shifting in the United States on the issue of gun control and halting the proliferation of firearms. The once omnipotent gun lobby is now weakened, if not dying, and the public support for gun restrictions is increasing beyond party lines.
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“Is The Black Press Reporting on Environmental Issues?” by David Love

Climate change and environmental issues are impacting the Black community in a disproportionate fashion, a reality which gave birth to the environmental justice movement. Despite the increased importance of environmental issues in Black America — with a heightened level of consciousness on climate issues and African Americans taking a central role in that movement — much of the Black media does not or won’t cover the environment.
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OPINION: Exactly, how much are our legendary civil rights organizations fighting for Black people?

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‘Monkeys, Dogs, and Pigs’: After Years of Racial Abuse, Genocide, West Papuans Continue Fight for Freedom from Indonesia

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Mass shootings: The most American way to kill and die

This year the United States has repeatedly made international headlines with a series of mass shootings. According to the Gun Violence Archive, as of August 6, the US has experienced 253 such incidents since the beginning of the year - an average of more than one shooting a day. In the most recent armed massacres which took place over one bloody week, three white gunmen used military-grade weapons to kill a total of at least 34 people, mostly people of colour.
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5 Misconceptions About Sex Trafficking and How It Impacts Black Children

The accusations against R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein are shining a light on the issue of human trafficking and child sex trafficking. July 30 is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. According to the United Nations, human trafficking involves the exploitation of women, children and men for sex, forced labor and other purposes.
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Bottom line, 2020 Dems are in a contest defined by race

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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, and a member of the editorial collective of Global African Worker. 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 an adjunct instructor at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication, where he teaches in the Media Studies and Production Department. He also trains students in a social justice journalism lab at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, 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.