David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

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


The GOP’s Racist Election Strategy

In the late 1960s, the Republican Party embraced what it called the Southern Strategy, an appeal to disaffected white Democratic voters who were resentful of desegregation and felt threatened by the gains of the civil rights movement. “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘N-----, n-----, n-----.’. ---”— that hurts you, backfires.
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A Broader View: Episode 16

This episode takes on the state of race and gender in sports by examining the controversies surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike campaign and Serena Williams’ match against Naomi Osaka. Host Dan Bartels discusses the new Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick which premiered at the NFL season opener.
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Bill Cosby's fall ripples through the #MeToo movement

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China Threatens Sovereignty of Several African Nations As It Takes Over Their Resources to Cover Debt

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The State Department's silence on racism is deafening Link to Story

Serena Williams is being punished for speaking her truth

Love is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. He contributes to a number of publications, including Atlanta Black Star, WHYY and Al Jazeera. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)The unfair treatment displayed toward Serena Williams at the US Open is further proof that, in tennis, women are subjected to a double standard. Link to Story

Serena Williams is being policed for her blackness Link to Story

How Aretha Franklin's commitment to civil rights and equality changed hearts and minds

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As Poor White People Seek To Justify Their Anger, the Demonization of Poor Black People Has Backfired

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Charlottesville one year on: Cauldron of racism is still seething

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US Airman Michael Giles’ 25 Year Sentence Is Proof That Stand Your Ground Does Not Apply To Black People

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'Stand your ground' laws encourage racially charged violence

Love writes for, a website dedicated to covering news in the African-American community. He is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)"Stand your ground" laws generally give individuals a license to use deadly force in response to a threat or physical force without the fear of serving a prison sentence. Link to Story


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, NBC News, 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.