David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator


David A. Love

Writer for CNN Opinion, The Appeal, Al Jazeera, Atlanta Black Star, theGrio. Journalism and Media Studies Professor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, WURD.


If Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Manhattan DA Vance can’t figure out how to arrest Amy Cooper, then they all should resign Link to Story

Too Little Has Changed About American Policing In the Last Few Decades. It’s Time For Something Different.

The killing of George Floyd demonstrates that incremental police reforms are insufficient in the absence of a comprehensive plan to transform law enforcement and its stated purpose. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The choking death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin—and the subsequent protests and unrest across America amid a pandemic and economic turmoil—have shocked the conscience of the nation.
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Trump's a disaster for black voters, but they also need to hold Biden accountable Link to Story

‘Get Back to Work!’ Is the Clarion Call of White Christian Nationalism

It seems misplaced for these individuals, predominantly white conservatives, to demand that everyone return to work and reopen the economy, even as we have yet to reach the height of a deadly outbreak. White Christian nationalism is taking on the plague with potentially disastrous results. As Democratic governors of the northeast, Midwest and West take COVID-19 seriously, take precautions and form consortia to protect their states in the absence of presidential leadership, the GOP has made coronavirus a political issue.
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Coronavirus is an impetus to decarcerate America

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Governors Who Are Banding Together on Pandemic Response Should Adopt Universal Basic Income

The federal government is not going to lead the way on addressing the economic pain caused by the shutdowns. But states have the power to do something about it now. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. Over the past several weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out tens of millions of U.S. jobs, creating unemployment numbers not seen since the Great Depression.
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‘Saving Our Own Souls’: ABS CEO, Ugandan Activist Plea for an African Nation to Welcome Black People Being Airlifted Out of China

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, African people living in China face racist treatment, including evictions, police harassment, confiscation of passports, forced COVID-19 testing, and denial of service in places such as restaurants, hospitals and hotels. In response to this disturbing treatment, Atlanta Black Star CEO Neil Nelson and Ugandan MP, musician and activist Bobi Wine have joined forces to airlift affected African people out of China and to transport them to an African or Caribbean country.
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This pandemic could be an opportunity for change in the US

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Should Black America be worried about Coronavirus? Link to Story

An impeachment trial with no witnesses or evidence is very American Link to Story

The Australia fires portend a future of climate apartheid

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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.
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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, and a member of the editorial collective of Global African Worker. 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 an adjunct instructor at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication, where he teaches in the Media Studies and Production Department. He also trains students in a social justice journalism lab at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, 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.