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David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator

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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.

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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.
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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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Mitch McConnell's reparations comments belittle the issue

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Why the 'one percent' in the US is worried

Inequality in the United States has reached such levels lately that even members of the "one percent" have started worrying. Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates hedge fund who is ranked 57th wealthiest person in the world by Forbes magazine, quipped in a recent interview that capitalism is denying "equal opportunity for the American dream".
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Australia High Court to Decide if Aboriginals Without Citizenship Can Be Deported

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Inside Kamala Harris' plan to raise teacher salaries

(CNN)Over the weekend in Houston, Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled her first major policy proposal as a presidential candidate, pledging to boost teacher pay. According to a CNN review of the policy proposal, released by the campaign Tuesday morning, Harris has pledged to provide teachers with an average raise of $13,500, which would amount to a 23% average increase in salary.
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No Longer Relegated To the Sidelines, Black and Indigenous Mexicans Receive Rights Guarantee From Government

The Mexican government has created a national institute to guarantee the rights of indigenous people, including the nation’s 1.4 million Afro-Mexicans. Rendered invisible in a country that regards itself a nation of mestizos or mixed people, Afro-Mexicans and indigenous people are now receiving support and protection from the Mexican government.
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NOT JUST FLINT: THE WATER CRISIS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

While the federal government was partially shutdown from an impasse over a $5.7 billion demand for a border wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka wrote a letter to President Trump. “I am writing to express my deep concern that you are seriously thinking of declaring a national emergency to fund a proposed $5 billion border wall,” Baraka wrote in mid-January.
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University of Glasgow Commits to Pay Reparations for Profiting From African Enslavement, Providing A Model for Others to Follow

Even as those who oppose reparations argue it is unfeasible or too costly, one British university is proving that it is both possible and necessary to make amends for the enslavement and genocide of African people. While the steps made so far may not seem so substantial, this institution could provide a model for others to follow.
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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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White ‘Race Shifters’ Steal Hundreds of Millions in Government Contracts By Posing as Native Americans

However, white people also exploit and act against America’s indigenous population when they enrich themselves financially and take advantage of programs intended for Native Americans by pretending to be a member of a tribe. Since 2000, minority contracting programs operated by the federal government and 18 states have awarded over $300 million to firms whose owners were white yet who claimed to have Cherokee ancestry, as the Los Angeles Times reported.
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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, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, NBC News, ecoWURD, The Progressive 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, 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.