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David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator

Philadelphia

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.

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Bill Cosby's fall ripples through the #MeToo movement

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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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Is Trump trying to build momentum with black America?

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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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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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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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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, NBC News, 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.