David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

Writer for Atlanta Black Star, CNN Opinion, Al Jazeera, NBC News, theGrio, The Progressive, WHYY News. Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, WURD.


Nancy Pelosi needs to pass the baton Link to Story

Why the repeal of a racist 19th-century Florida law is important

Amid the highlights of the US midterm election results was the triumph for voting rights in the state of Florida. The nation's third largest state, which often plays an important role in presidential elections, voted overwhelmingly to approve a constitutional amendment restoring the right to vote for those with a felony conviction.
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Dear liberals, conservatives, Black folks, and millennials: This midterm message is just for you

November 6, 2018 will be a day of reckoning for President Donald Trump, the GOP, the Democrats and all Americans. The stakes are high, the message clear; will this country continue the stochastic path and experimental theater of Trump’s social division, national isolationism, gutless bullying, right wing cooning and pathological narcissism? Link to Story

Trump calling Gillum a 'thief' reflects a desperate electoral strategy

Love is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. He contributes to publications including Atlanta Black Star, WHYY and Al Jazeera. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)There are two ways to win an election: There is speaking the truth on the issues, making your best case to the voters and broadening one's appeal to as large an audience as possible. Link to Story

As Coverage Simmers Around Hate-Fueled Kroger Shooting and Increase Around Mail Bomber, Synagogue Shooting, Many Question Double Standard of Sympathy

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Fake news, racism and bombs: Fear and loathing in Trump's America

Donald Trump, the American president, has fomented violence against liberal opponents and critics who disagree with his policies, and so-called "fake news" media organisations he regards as the "enemy of the people." For the past two years, Trump has stirred the putrid cauldron of racial hatred, xenophobia and violence, with divisive rhetoric and dehumanising policies.
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The GOP’s Racist Election Strategy

In the late 1960s, the Republican Party embraced what it called the Southern Strategy, an appeal to disaffected white Democratic voters who were resentful of desegregation and felt threatened by the gains of the civil rights movement. “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘N-----, n-----, n-----.’. ---”— that hurts you, backfires.
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Serena Williams is being punished for speaking her truth

Love is a writer and commentator based in Philadelphia. He contributes to a number of publications, including Atlanta Black Star, WHYY and Al Jazeera. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)The unfair treatment displayed toward Serena Williams at the US Open is further proof that, in tennis, women are subjected to a double standard. Link to Story

Ethiopia Eases Travel With ‘Visa-On-Arrival’ For African Travelers, Encouraging African Unity

Ethiopia has revamped and streamlined its visa system for visitors from African nations in a move that will spur tourism, trade and investment, and has broad implications for African unity. As of Nov. 1, Ethiopia has implemented what is known as a visa-on-arrival service for African travelers to the East African nation, allowing foreign visitors to receive a visa upon arrival, and effectively opening its doors to all people arriving from throughout the continent.
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Sierra Leone Cancels $300 Million Chinese Airport Deal, But Will Other African Nations Follow Suit?

In the first example of an African nation canceling an already existing Chinese-funded project, the government of Sierra Leone has canceled a plan to build a $318 million airport outside Freetown through a Chinese contractor and Chinese loans. Originally slated for completion in 2022, the Mamamah International Airport was to be built by the company China Railway Seventh Group, which has built highways and bridges across the continent, and funding supplied by China Exim Bank.
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China Threatens Sovereignty of Several African Nations As It Takes Over Their Resources to Cover Debt

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The State Department's silence on racism is deafening Link to Story


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, Al Jazeera, NBC News, WHYY News, 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, 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.