David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator


David A. Love

Writer for CNN Opinion, The Appeal, Al Jazeera, Atlanta Black Star, theGrio. Journalism and Media Studies Professor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, WURD.


A call to remove J. Edgar Hoover’s name from the FBI headquarters Link to Story

The Pandemic Shows It’s Time for an Alternative to American Capitalism

The nation has an opportunity to take advantage of this transformative event and pursue an alternative to the current system. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the inherent flaws of American capitalism, a profit-driven system of winners and losers that is unprepared to respond to a national emergency and ill-equipped to address the basic needs of society.
The Appeal Link to Story

Governors’ Coronavirus Decisions Put People of Color In Harm’s Way

As the country reopens, we can’t quickly forget these failures of government, which have disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx, and Native people. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. At points in April, more people died each day in the U.S. from COVID-19 than typically die from heart disease or cancer, the usual leading causes of death for Americans.
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To reduce the impact of climate change, society must focus on post-pandemic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its permanent imprint on society in just a few short months and cost thousands of lives needlessly due to government inaction and negligence, ineptitude, and malice. The virus has laid bare the longstanding inequities and injustices of American society and forced the nation to confront an ongoing emergency plaguing the poor, people of color, and Indigenous communities.

Violent protest reflects the violence of the system

Al Jazeera Link to Story

If Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Manhattan DA Vance can’t figure out how to arrest Amy Cooper, then they all should resign Link to Story

Too Little Has Changed About American Policing In the Last Few Decades. It’s Time For Something Different.

The killing of George Floyd demonstrates that incremental police reforms are insufficient in the absence of a comprehensive plan to transform law enforcement and its stated purpose. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The choking death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin—and the subsequent protests and unrest across America amid a pandemic and economic turmoil—have shocked the conscience of the nation.
The Appeal Link to Story

‘A Human Reaction to a Deeply Dysfunctional Relationship’: The Connection Between Police Violence, Looting and Riots In Minneapolis

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Trump's a disaster for black voters, but they also need to hold Biden accountable Link to Story

‘Get Back to Work!’ Is the Clarion Call of White Christian Nationalism

It seems misplaced for these individuals, predominantly white conservatives, to demand that everyone return to work and reopen the economy, even as we have yet to reach the height of a deadly outbreak. White Christian nationalism is taking on the plague with potentially disastrous results. As Democratic governors of the northeast, Midwest and West take COVID-19 seriously, take precautions and form consortia to protect their states in the absence of presidential leadership, the GOP has made coronavirus a political issue.
Medium Link to Story

Coronavirus is an impetus to decarcerate America

Al Jazeera Link to Story

Governors Who Are Banding Together on Pandemic Response Should Adopt Universal Basic Income

The federal government is not going to lead the way on addressing the economic pain caused by the shutdowns. But states have the power to do something about it now. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. Over the past several weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out tens of millions of U.S. jobs, creating unemployment numbers not seen since the Great Depression.
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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, 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.