David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


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.


Dems need a message and plan, not just oppose Trump Link to Story

When white lives are at stake, society takes notice

Love writes for He is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)The recent shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk by police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis is a reminder of the problem of police violence and lethal force in that city and around the nation. Link to Story

Schooling Krasner

Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee and—given our lopsided voter registration numbers— likely our next District Attorney, is not alone. Across the country, progressive prosecutors have been sweeping into office—many, like Krasner, thanks to the largesse of billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
The Philadelphia Citizen Link to Story

Community Conversation: Race and Our Police Force

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company Link to Story

David A. Love on Jeff Sessions' reversal of Obama-era drug sentencing policies

Al Jazeera English Link to Story

Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era


Pro-Gun, Pro-Labor and Anti-Racist, Redneck Revolt Is Trying to Steer Whites Away from Trump, Right-Wing Militias

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Can the black Trump aides ever come back home? Link to Story

Why are Wealthy White Communities Forming Their Own School Districts?

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Back pay for police who kill? Another cruel reality of a twisted, perverted system

When it comes to police officers who kill black people, the system has a perverted sense of justice. The offending officers are acquitted, even when we all see the videotape of the execution and then are asked whether we believe our lying eyes. Then, as if to twist the knife in our back, the cops are rewarded, receiving back pay, or more — a cruel reward for killing a black body. Link to Story

NAACP Is Challenged to Become Relevant Again to a New Generation, Can They Do It?

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

A Potent Symbol of Domestic Terror, the Noose Has Made a Comeback

that all-too-familiar symbol of hate, violence and death for Black people in the United States — never left the American landscape, but it is certainly experiencing a surge in popularity. New reports of noose-related incidents are coming with alarmingly greater frequency. One of the most recent took place at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, where a white coin maker, hangman’s noose in hand, walked across the factory floor and left the noose at the workstation of a Black colleague, as The New York Times reported.
Atlanta Black Star 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, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, The Progressive, Morpheus 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.