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.


Biden is creating a generational divide among black voters Link to Story

#FreeWestPapua; A Hidden Black Colony Struggles for Independence

The Indonesian province of West Papua is, in reality, a colony, an occupied land whose indigenous people are regarded as monkeys because they are Black. This hidden colony, its land and people exploited, has been the victim of racial oppression and a slow-motion genocide that has claimed half a million lives over the course of five decades.
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The tide is turning for gun control in the US

In what would have been inconceivable just a few years ago, the ground is shifting in the United States on the issue of gun control and halting the proliferation of firearms. The once omnipotent gun lobby is now weakened, if not dying, and the public support for gun restrictions is increasing beyond party lines.
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OPINION: Exactly, how much are our legendary civil rights organizations fighting for Black people? Link to Story

‘Monkeys, Dogs, and Pigs’: After Years of Racial Abuse, Genocide, West Papuans Continue Fight for Freedom from Indonesia

Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Mass shootings: The most American way to kill and die

This year the United States has repeatedly made international headlines with a series of mass shootings. According to the Gun Violence Archive, as of August 6, the US has experienced 253 such incidents since the beginning of the year - an average of more than one shooting a day. In the most recent armed massacres which took place over one bloody week, three white gunmen used military-grade weapons to kill a total of at least 34 people, mostly people of colour.
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5 Misconceptions About Sex Trafficking and How It Impacts Black Children

The accusations against R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein are shining a light on the issue of human trafficking and child sex trafficking. July 30 is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. According to the United Nations, human trafficking involves the exploitation of women, children and men for sex, forced labor and other purposes.
Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Bottom line, 2020 Dems are in a contest defined by race Link to Story

Red Summer, 100 Years Later: When the White Mob Was Unleashed on Black America

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Send Trump Back, Because White Supremacy Will Kill Us All

America is at a crossroads. It must choose whether to strive to become a truly multiracial democracy, or to plunge down the current trajectory towards a white supremacist and fascist state governed by slave master Christianity. None of the human rights violations our government is committing, and none of the atrocities taking place in our name will subside until Donald J.
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Why No One Is Discussing the Rise in Africans Migrants Piled at U.S.-Mexico Border

The subject of migrants at the U.S. -Mexico border conjures images of people from Latin America, particularly Central America, who are fleeing poverty and violence. However, the dynamics of migration into the U.S. are changing. Increasingly, many migrants crossing the border are from nations in Africa and the Caribbean, particularly Haiti, making asylum seekers and the border a Black issue as well.
Atlanta Black Star Link to Story

Why Joe Biden is wrong

Since the presidential vote of 2016, when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, there has been much talk about polarisation in American society. Tensions have escalated, and on the fringes, they have even led to violence and death. Increasingly, many are wondering if Americans will ever be able to get along again.
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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.