David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


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.


Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has a Troubling Record on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has been promoted to the public as a genteel, polite, squeaky-clean jurist who is imminently qualified for the position he seeks on America’s high court. A most-relevant part of his record is his views on civil rights, and his decisions in cases involving African-Americans.
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How America Prevents Donald Trump From Rising Again

The Trump White House is in crisis, and the current state of the executive branch is unsustainable. A corrosive mix of hubris, ignorance and corruption, the president is a pathological liar and a walking conflict of interests. Trump mocks the presidency and undermines its integrity. As he eschews the rule of law and flaunts his disdain for tradition and proper procedures, his white supremacist advisers channel hate into public policy and dismantle the government.
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China Sounds the Alarm on U.S. Human Rights Violations

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Tax returns leak has Trump White House shook – and it could just be the beginning Link to Story

Trump attacks Obama because he needs a black boogeyman

President Barack Obama is no longer in office, but you wouldn’t know this looking at how Donald Trump is carrying on these days. If there had never been a Barack Obama, Republicans would have invented him, because they need a black man to beat up for the sole purpose of keeping their base of angry, white, low-information voters happy. Link to Story

Why Calling Enslaved Africans ‘Immigrants’ Delegitimizes the Horrors of Slavery

Fresh off his Senate confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson addressed HUD employees on Monday with remarks likening enslaved Africans to immigrants. In making this statement, Carson perpetuates the false narrative of America as a land of opportunity where everyone came of their own free will.
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Jeff Sessions is a lying bigot who should resign

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who has been the U.S. Attorney General for only a few weeks, may find himself out of a job at the rate he’s going. But unemployment could be the least of his worries, in light of reports that he lied under oath during his confirmation hearing. Trump’s top law enforcer, who plans to cause so much trouble to black people, Muslims, immigrants and others, now finds himself in his own deep trouble. Link to Story

President Trump, denounce hate Link to Story

Bullying Leslie Jones wasn’t enough to take down Milo Yiannopoulos Link to Story

What Is the Community Doing to Address Chicago’s Gun Violence?

The issue of gun violence — more specifically, Chicago’s gun violence — is by no means a new issue. However, President Trump has singled out the city, even threatening to send in the federal troops, as a part of his “law and order” campaign. The current discourse coming from the White House focuses on more police, more prison and increased criminalization of Black and Latino communities as a solution.
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Stephen Miller is Trump’s white supremacist policy adviser

If there was any question as to whether Donald Trump is running a white supremacist, authoritarian White House, Stephen Miller should erase all doubt. Yes, Trump has more than one scary in-house Nazi adviser named Steve. We all knew about Steve Bannon, the white nationalist senior adviser who came to Washington via Breitbart with ideas about making America white again. Link to Story

Recently Uncovered FBI Report Reveals Long History of White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement

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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 theGrio, CNN, Atlanta Black Star, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, Morpheus, NewsWorks, Tribune News Service and In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian and The Huffington Post, 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 and CBC News. 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.

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.