David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

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


The Imaginary Black Bogeyman Continues to Be Blamed for Crimes and Mainstream Media Is Complicit

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Is There Room to Criticize Black Intellectuals? West Fears All Criticism Is Reduced to Competition

Cornel West’s sharp critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Guardian — in which the Harvard professor called the younger author and correspondent for The Atlantic “the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle” — has elicited reactions across the Black intellectual community. This public airing of differences, which is nothing new among Black thinkers, raises the question as to whether there is room to hold such debates today, in the open, and whether Black intellectuals are off limits and above reproach.
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Despite a Recount That Certified Results Making Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta’s Next Mayor, Mary Norwood Refuses to Concede

Atlanta has a long legacy of Black mayors, beginning with the election of Maynard Jackson in 1973. In the most recent runoff election between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood for mayor of Atlanta, Bottoms, who is Black, was declared winner and certified the winner following a recount. Now, she is poised to become the sixth consecutive Black mayor of Atlanta.
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Is the United States Gun Culture Rooted In the Enslavement of African People?

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‘Injustice to Humanity’: A Record of Brutal Arrests, Death of Black Man Puts Spotlight on Small New Jersey PD

Penns Grove, New Jersey, has a police problem. The most recent issue is the arrest of a police officer for kicking a handcuffed Latino man in the face. George Manganaro, 29, a patrolman with the Penns Grove Police Department for seven years, was charged with aggravated assault, according to the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office.
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Not All Monuments are Created Equal as Trump Allows Mining and Drilling on Native Land and Burial Grounds

Apparently, not all monuments are created equal, at least from the standpoint of President Trump and leaders in Congress. As Trump champions the preservation of Confederate monuments that pay homage to white supremacy and slavery, he takes actions that would destroy the ancestral lands of Native peoples.
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Police Corruption: Was a Baltimore Police Officer Killed By His Own to Stop Him from Testifying Against Them?

A Baltimore police officer was killed with his own gun the day before he was scheduled to testify in a corruption case involving his own department, fueling speculation the killing was an inside job involving law enforcement. The slaying, and the police task force accused of criminal activity place the issue of police corruption in the spotlight.
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United Daughters of the Confederacy Led A Campaign to Build Monuments and Whitewash History

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

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

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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, 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.