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David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator

Philadelphia

David A. Love

Writer for the Grio, CNN Opinion, Atlanta Black Star, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, Morpheus, The Guardian. Adjunct Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, CBC News.

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50 Years After Colonial Rule, African Judges Still Wear Symbol of Oppression On Their Heads

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Children committing hate crimes reflect our society

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Why it’s not surprising the DOJ will let officers walk in Freddie Gray’s death

Department of Justice under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declined to seek charges for any of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. The decision not to charge the officers for violating Gray’s civil rights reflects the difficulties the victims’ families face in seeking justice for police violence.
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Slavery in the US prison system

Today marks one year since the largest prison labour strike in US history. 24,000 prisoners across 29 prisons in 12 states protested against inhumane conditions, timing it around the anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, a prisoner strike now 46 years old. That violent uprising originated from prisoners rebelling against overcrowded cells, unsanitary conditions, medical neglect and abuse.
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Inside Story - Will Donald Trump last through his first full term as US president?

Will Donald Trump last through his first full term as US president? There has not been a dull moment in the White House since US President Donald Trump took office. In the past eight months there's been a series of executive orders and a string of high profile departures. Yet the president insists there is "no chaos" in his administration.
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Essay: Now is the time for Americans to redefine patriotism

"One of the great attractions of patriotism — it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous." With increasing evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians to influence the 2016 election, and Russian infiltration in the Republican Party, the NRA, and the American Right, accusations of treason are bubbling to the surface.
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The New States’ Rights

The term “states’ rights” often conjures up images of Jim Crow segregation and the Civil Rights movement, of governors, sheriffs and local officials who abuse their power and violate the rights of their citizens. In the past, under those circumstances, we’ve turned to the federal government as a last resort to protect our rights from oppressive state and local governments.
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Community Conversation: Race and Our Police Force

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Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era

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Trump Conducting Free-Swinging Assault on Press and Black Journalists are in the Crosshairs

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Aboriginal People Say the Australian Colonial Statues are Symbols of Racism and Must Go

Indigenous Australians Struggle To Tear Down Colonial Statues and Reclaim 65,000 Years of History. Although much attention has been paid to the many statues and monuments to the Confederacy in the United States, and the removal of these and other symbols of racial oppression, enslavement and genocide, America is not alone.
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The End of America’s White Majority Is Near: What are the Implications?

It was a long time coming, but by every measure, America’s white majority is coming to an end. What are the implications? Last year, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau found that the non-Hispanic white population was the only group to experience more deaths than births between July 2015 and July 2016, with Asians and Latinos experiencing the most growth, and robust nonwhite population growth more than making up the difference.
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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 theGrio, CNN, Atlanta Black Star, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, The Progressive, Morpheus and BlackCommentator.com. 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.