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David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator

Philadelphia

David A. Love

Writer for theGrio, CNN Opinion, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, The Progressive, WHYY News. Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, WURD.

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Is the Flint Water Crisis Really Over? Residents and Experts Have Something to Say About It

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Charity Begins At Home? Why are Black Celebrities Chided For Helping Black People Abroad?

Some African-American celebrities have made their presence known beyond entertainment and sports and have engaged in philanthropy, sharing their fortunes, and giving of their time and resources to help those who are less fortunate and in need. These Black celebrities have faced criticism from within the Black community for their charitable activities — specifically, for giving to charity in Africa and elsewhere in the diaspora rather than to Black people in America.
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Black People Are the Most Religious People In America, But What Are They Getting Out Of It?

African-Americans are the most religious group in the United States, but what are they getting in return? According to the Pew Research Center, 79 percent of African-Americans identify as Christian, as opposed to 70 percent of whites and 77 percent of Latinos. A majority of Black people belong to historically Black protestant churches, which trace their origins to the late 18th century.
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The NRA, Gun Control and Black People: A Complicated History

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U.S. Court to Hear Reparations Lawsuit Against German Government Over Colonial-Era Genocide In Present-Day Namibia

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Black Incarceration Rates Are Dropping While White Rates Rises, But What’s Really Behind This Surprising Trend?

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African Union Inaugurates Single African Air Transport Market To Spur Trade, Investment and Create 2 Million Jobs

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What Really Happened with the Clinton Foundation and Haiti?

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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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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, Al Jazeera, WHYY News, The Progressive 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.