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.


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

Mentally Ill Black People Are Disproportionately Represented in Police Shootings and Something Must Be Done About It

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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

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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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


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.