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.


Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

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 those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. Link to Story

As Crime Falls Nationwide, White, Conservative Rural Areas Fuel A New Prison Boom

While much attention is focused on urban crime in America, overall crime in the U.S. has fallen as rates in rural areas have soared in recent years. This reality raises questions as to why this is happening, and why rural white violence is not receiving more attention. According to Pew Research, violent crime in the United States has fallen sharply in the past 25 years.
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Black Women Are Suffering In Silence From Arab Abuse

There is a problem in the Arab world with the abuse of Black women. Arab racism against people of African descent goes back to the days of slavery and continues to the present, with African women facing dual oppression as women and as Black people. The video of the assault, which has gone viral, shows two women, who are known as Rosa and Shamila, pulled by the hair and beaten by a crowd of people on a busy street in Beirut.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of US politics

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Separating children from their families is part of America's legacy Link to Story

Is Trump trying to build momentum with black America?

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American fascism is attacking migrant children

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Father Sues Child Protective Services for ‘Kidnapping’ His Kids As Black Children Are Disproportionately Placed In Foster Care

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Were slavery and liberation a choice? A conversation beyond Kanye West

John Sims is a multimedia artist, writer and producer. He is the creator of Recoloration Proclamation, a 16-year multimedia project featuring a series of Confederate flag installations. See more of his work at and follow him on Twitter: @Johnsimsproject. Love is a writer and commentator. Link to Story

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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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.