David A. Love

Journalist, Writer and Commentator


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.


Mark Thompson is Missing from the Airwaves and Why That Matters

Mark Thompson is Missing from the Airwaves and Why That Matters. Mark Thompson, the host of “Make It Plain” on SiriusXM radio, has been off the airwaves for a few weeks now, and his absence is being felt at a time when he is needed most, as Washington melts down. In addition to his program, Thompson — also known as Matsimela Mapfumo — is an ordained minister and a political activist, a reparations advocate, the emcee of the Million Man March, and so many other things.
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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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Democratic Politicians Are Throwing Around the New Buzzword ‘Reparations,’ But Are They Really Serious?

The concept of the government paying reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans is by no means new. What is different now is numerous Democratic presidential candidates, in a political party in which Black support is crucial, have expressed support for reparations. Although many Democratic politicians are invoking reparations as a buzzword, and some have mentioned some policy proposals, the question remains as to whether they are truly serious about reparations.
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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. Link to Story

US higher education: A system of meritocracy that never was

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Brazil’s New President Bolsonaro Gets Blessings From Trump, Netanyahu For Policy of Racial Genocide

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In Some Major Cities Black DAs Have Arrived, But Will They Help Change the Criminal Justice System?

The vast majority of elected prosecutors in America are white, particularly white men, which stands as a barrier to equal justice and an engine of mass incarceration. For years, overzealous prosecutors have maintained a tough-on-crime stance with overcharging, over-prosecuting and plea bargaining — which account for 95 percent of all criminal convictions — and have ruined lives in the process.
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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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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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It’s Time for Compassionate Release

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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 CNN, Atlanta Black Star, Al Jazeera, NBC News, ecoWURD, 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, 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.