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David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator

Philadelphia

David A. Love

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

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50 Years After Colonial Rule, African Judges Still Wear Symbol of Oppression On Their Heads

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Children committing hate crimes reflect our society

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Why it’s not surprising the DOJ will let officers walk in Freddie Gray’s death

Department of Justice under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declined to seek charges for any of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. The decision not to charge the officers for violating Gray’s civil rights reflects the difficulties the victims’ families face in seeking justice for police violence.
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Slavery in the US prison system

Today marks one year since the largest prison labour strike in US history. 24,000 prisoners across 29 prisons in 12 states protested against inhumane conditions, timing it around the anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, a prisoner strike now 46 years old. That violent uprising originated from prisoners rebelling against overcrowded cells, unsanitary conditions, medical neglect and abuse.
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Essay: Now is the time for Americans to redefine patriotism

"One of the great attractions of patriotism — it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous." With increasing evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians to influence the 2016 election, and Russian infiltration in the Republican Party, the NRA, and the American Right, accusations of treason are bubbling to the surface.
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Trump Conducting Free-Swinging Assault on Press and Black Journalists are in the Crosshairs

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Aboriginal People Say the Australian Colonial Statues are Symbols of Racism and Must Go

Indigenous Australians Struggle To Tear Down Colonial Statues and Reclaim 65,000 Years of History. Although much attention has been paid to the many statues and monuments to the Confederacy in the United States, and the removal of these and other symbols of racial oppression, enslavement and genocide, America is not alone.
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The End of America’s White Majority Is Near: What are the Implications?

It was a long time coming, but by every measure, America’s white majority is coming to an end. What are the implications? Last year, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau found that the non-Hispanic white population was the only group to experience more deaths than births between July 2015 and July 2016, with Asians and Latinos experiencing the most growth, and robust nonwhite population growth more than making up the difference.
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Does the Fraternal Order of Police Have A Black People Problem?

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Have Religious Leaders Been Too Complacent In the Fight Against Racial Discrimination? Some Say Yes

The rise of the so-called alt-right movement has brought attention to alt-Christianity, the present-day theological underpinnings of a rebranded white nationalist movement. An assemblage of white supremacist, Klan, neo-Nazi and other groups, supportive of and bolstered by Trump, their ideology is like a religion used to justify their extremism and racial violence.
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Sorry Obama: Trump ensures police can access tanks, grenade launchers they don’t need

Donald Trump wants to undo the Obama legacy of demilitarizing the police, with an executive order rolling back the limits his predecessor placed on military equipment for state and local law enforcement agencies. Welcome back to the war on drugs, the war on communities of color, the criminalization of Black people and social justice movements.
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Reading, Writing, Racist: Thousands of Black Students Attend Schools Named for Confederate Figures

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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, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, The Progressive, Morpheus 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.