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 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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United Daughters of the Confederacy Led A Campaign to Build Monuments and Whitewash History

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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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From 15 Million Acres to 1 Million: How Black People Lost Their Land

At its height, Black land ownership was impressive. At the turn of the 20th century, formerly enslaved Black people and their heirs owned 15 million acres of land, primarily in the South, mostly used for farming. In 1920, the 925,000 African-American farms represented 14 percent of the farms in America.
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Controversy Over Bust of Marcus Garvey Is A Reminder of Jamaica’s Conflicted Relationship with the Pan-Africanist Hero

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Black Aboriginal Leaders Reject Symbolic Recognition In the Australian Constitution, Instead Demand Their Land Back

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Why are hundreds of Confederate statues still standing?

There are hundreds of Confederate statues left to tear down: It was good to see that New Orleans tore down their Robert E. Lee Statue. But according to the Southern Poverty Law Center there are more than 1,500 Confederate symbols on public property, including 718 statues and monuments honoring Dixie. Link to Story

The Four Horsemen

Recent headlines focusing on overblown controversies such as whether white allies can participate in Black Lives Matter meetings have helped to obscure the fact that there is a fissure among black leadership in Philadelphia. On the one hand, there’s the old guard civil rights organizations and establishment black clergy; on the other, there’s an emerging protest movement emanating from millennial social justice activists.
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MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is Living In a Third World Nation

Much these days is said of income inequality in the U.S., of the gaping, ever-expanding chasm that separates the haves from the have nots, the rich from the poor, the 1 percent from everyone else. This, in the richest nation in the world. One author, a prominent MIT economist, has taken this discourse a step further and has concluded that America has regressed into a developing nation for most people.
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Massachusetts Court Dismisses 21,000 Drug Cases After State Chemist Falsified Evidence

In what is being described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000 drug-related cases after it was discovered that a state crime lab chemist falsified and fabricated evidence. On April 19 in Boston, a state court judge vacated the convictions in the case of Bridgeman v.
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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.