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David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator

Philadelphia

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.

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American police cannot pay their way out of this crisis

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Did Robert F. Smith use Black America?

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Uprise Online: Professor discusses social movements in the digital age

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Trump's race-baiting campaign will fail

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The not-so-hidden racism behind mispronouncing Kamala Harris’s name

OPINION: From Sarah Palin to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, White Republicans can't seem to put respect on the vice presidential nominee's name. Why is it that Republicans and conservatives in the GOP bubble can’t seem to properly pronounce Kamala Harris’ name, or don’t seem to care what they call her?
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Why the Edmund Pettus Bridge should be named after John Lewis

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Calling out racism and anti-Semitism is a responsibility

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A call to remove J. Edgar Hoover’s name from the FBI headquarters

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The Pandemic Shows It’s Time for an Alternative to American Capitalism

The nation has an opportunity to take advantage of this transformative event and pursue an alternative to the current system. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the inherent flaws of American capitalism, a profit-driven system of winners and losers that is unprepared to respond to a national emergency and ill-equipped to address the basic needs of society.
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To reduce the impact of climate change, society must focus on post-pandemic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its permanent imprint on society in just a few short months and cost thousands of lives needlessly due to government inaction and negligence, ineptitude, and malice. The virus has laid bare the longstanding inequities and injustices of American society and forced the nation to confront an ongoing emergency plaguing the poor, people of color, and Indigenous communities.
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Violent protest reflects the violence of the system

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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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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 CNN, The Appeal, theGrio, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, BlackCommentator.com, 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 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. He has taught at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in the Media Studies and Production Department.

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.