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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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Dems need a message and plan, not just oppose Trump

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When white lives are at stake, society takes notice

Love writes for thegrio.com. He is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)The recent shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk by police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis is a reminder of the problem of police violence and lethal force in that city and around the nation.
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Can the black Trump aides ever come back home?

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Why are Wealthy White Communities Forming Their Own School Districts?

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Back pay for police who kill? Another cruel reality of a twisted, perverted system

When it comes to police officers who kill black people, the system has a perverted sense of justice. The offending officers are acquitted, even when we all see the videotape of the execution and then are asked whether we believe our lying eyes. Then, as if to twist the knife in our back, the cops are rewarded, receiving back pay, or more — a cruel reward for killing a black body.
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A Potent Symbol of Domestic Terror, the Noose Has Made a Comeback

that all-too-familiar symbol of hate, violence and death for Black people in the United States — never left the American landscape, but it is certainly experiencing a surge in popularity. New reports of noose-related incidents are coming with alarmingly greater frequency. One of the most recent took place at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, where a white coin maker, hangman’s noose in hand, walked across the factory floor and left the noose at the workstation of a Black colleague, as The New York Times reported.
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The High Graduation Rate of Black Students Is Troubling to Maryland’s Governor, So He’s Launched an Investigation

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‘Policing while Black’ is a problem that can't be ignored

When a Black police officer is shot by a white officer who mistakes him for a regular Black criminal rather than a cop, we are told this is “friendly fire.”. Does that mean the bullet doesn’t hurt so much because it is friendly? The absurdity of it all is exactly why we need to deal with internal racism in law enforcement.
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After Castile verdict, what comes next?

Love writes for thegrio.com. He is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. Turner and Time Warner are sponsors of the True Colors Theater Company in Atlanta, mentioned below. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)The acquittals of police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the death of Philando Castile in St.
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Tower Fire, White Terrorist Attack Bring Worldwide Attention to Britain’s Deeply Ingrained Racism Problem

As is the case in the United States, racism is a core element of the United Kingdom. Two recent tragedies in the European nation, the deadly burning of a West London apartment building and a white terrorist attack on a mosque, are only two examples of a longstanding and ongoing crisis. England is in a state of denial.
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White supremacy doesn’t care about black respectability, only black death

The police dashcam execution of Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota was released to the public Tuesday. And if you’re like me, you just don’t have time for this sh*t. Not today, not any day. The lesson from this case, this recorded lynching of another black man, is that white supremacy doesn’t give a damn about black respectability and whether you were innocent and complied with the cops.
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Juneteenth is our Independence Day, but we’re still not free

Black people celebrate Juneteenth to mark our freedom from slavery, but that doesn’t mean slavery is over. And if we are not too careful, the freedom we have gained can be easily taken from us. It has been over 150 years since the first Juneteenth commemoration. Since that time, the holiday has been a coming together for African Americans, an Independence Day in many ways that the Fourth of July never was.
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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.