David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator


David A. Love

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


Focus on Virginia blackface scandal misses a bigger point

Love is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. He contributes to publications including Atlanta Black Star, ecoWURD, and Al Jazeera. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)The blackface scandal that has ensnared three of Virginia's top officials provides an opportunity for America to address its long legacy of racism. Link to Story

Bill Cosby's fall ripples through the #MeToo movement

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What Were Armed White Men With Rifles, Pistols and Drones Doing In Haiti?

Eight men with an arsenal of weapons and military gear, including U.S. Navy SEALs and military veterans, were arrested in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for roaming around with their guns, reportedly on a “government mission.”. Yet, seven of them, including five U.S. citizens and two Serbians who are permanent residents of the U.S., were released and allowed to return home in a plane, without charges.
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When the government finally reopened after a 34-day partial shutdown that was the longest ever in U.S. history, public talk centered on how the state of disarray at the nation’s airports finally broke the impasse. But one other crucial mode of urban transportation was left out of the conversation: Mass transit.
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Making history: Here are the critical midterm races impacting black America

NBC BLK is taking a look at the most critical races and issues during today's midterm elections. Below is a brief overview of those contests and how they may impact black America. Lucy McBath, a gun control activist and first-time candidate, was inspired by the murder of her son Jordan Davis — who was shot and killed in Florida in 2012 — to run for office.
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How Aretha Franklin's commitment to civil rights and equality changed hearts and minds

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

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The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico And Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism

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Is Trump trying to build momentum with black America?

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Father Sues Child Protective Services for ‘Kidnapping’ His Kids As Black Children Are Disproportionately Placed In Foster Care

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Federal Judge Finally Releases Man the FBI Targeted As a ‘Black Identity Extremist’ — Now He’s Out of a Job and Home

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Is the Flint Water Crisis Really Over? Residents and Experts Have Something to Say About 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 CNN, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, NBC News, ecoWURD, 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, WURD, 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.