David A. Love

Journalist, Commentator and Professor


David A. Love

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


White domestic terrorists like Kyle Rittenhouse are held to a different standard

OPINION: Rittenhouse continues a long tradition of self-deputized white men who believe their job is to police and terrorize Black people. Kyle Rittenhouse is a white domestic terrorist who should spend a lifetime in prison. However, white nationalists, Donald Trump and the Republican Party view him as a hero who should be celebrated, loved and honored, lavished with corporate sponsorships and sent to Congress. Link to Story

What Biden’s Black agenda should be in his first 100 days

OPINION: Biden will have a lot on his plate when he steps into the White House, and the needs of Black people must be at the top of his list. What should the Biden-Harris agenda for Black America be for the first 100 days? Biden will have a lot on his plate when he steps into the White House, and the needs of Black people must be on his agenda. Link to Story

Georgia Senate runoffs outcome could make or break Biden administration Link to Story

If Trump were to be reelected, that’s on white people Link to Story

It’s Time To Lower The Voting Age To 16

Grown adults have voted their way into the current morass in this country. Now is the time for a younger generation to lead the way. This commentary is part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. America is witnessing a political and social upheaval with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic turmoil, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the myriad crises facing the nation.
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On this episode of #VoteForYourLife, Byron Allen is joined by Dr. Jody Armour, Dr. Jason Johnson, Dr. Christina M. Greer, David A. Love, April Ryan, and theGrio's VP of Digital Content Natasha S. Alford to discuss the final days before the election, what we have learned under the 4 years of Donald Trump, and what voters should be doing to hold elected officials accountable beyond November 3rd. Link to Story

This year’s elections will decide whether America witnesses a third Reconstruction

The United States has experienced two periods of Reconstruction — in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War and during the 1950s and 1960s. During these two eras, the nation attempted to confront a history of racial injustice and exploitation, correct past wrongs and shift its trajectory toward inclusion and equality.
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Michigan Senate candidate John James is proof all skinfolk ain’t kinfolk Link to Story

Something is fishy about Daniel Cameron and the Breonna Taylor case

OPINION: Things don't add up when it comes to the Kentucky attorney general, who apparently prefers the warm embrace of white supremacy. Cameron is the Kentucky attorney general who dragged his feet seeking charges against the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, in her home and in her sleep. Link to Story

Why is Nancy Pelosi talking about Trump and the 25th Amendment? Link to Story

American police cannot pay their way out of this crisis

Al Jazeera Link to Story

Uprise Online: Professor discusses social movements in the digital age

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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, The Appeal, theGrio, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera,, and a member of the editorial collective of Global African Worker. In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, 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 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. He has taught at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in the Media Studies and Production Department.

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.