David A. Love's Blog
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- June 18
- David A. Love is the Executive Editor of BlackCommentator.com, where his Color of Law column appears weekly. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post, the Progressive Media Project, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, theGrio, News One, In These Times and Philadelphia Independent Media Center. He contributed to the book, States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons (St. Martin's Press, 2000). Love is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Murdoch’s Unraveling and the
Need for Civic Engagement
July 22, 2011 10:03AM
- Dealing With Double Layers of
Grief and Joy on Father's Day
June 17, 2011 06:35PM
- This Jobs Crisis Is Obama's
June 10, 2011 06:11PM
- The Limits of Tyrants Are
Prescribed By the Oppressed
March 12, 2011 12:36PM
- The International Movement
That Would Bring Mideast Peace
January 30, 2011 01:16PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Merry Xmas to you as
well Ron! Happy to hear from
December 18, 2009 03:31PM
- “Ron, the best to you,
your house mate and her
mother. Talk to
October 31, 2009 02:31PM
- “Thanks FrogTown Diva.
Interesting that Gov. Perry
October 23, 2009 01:42PM
- “uzn thanks, I will check
October 17, 2009 07:36PM
- “Great post Monte, as
always. I too have attended
worship that try
October 02, 2009 05:01PM
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I thought I would reflect on Father’s Day, not with my standard fare of global social and political analysis, but on a personal note for a change.
Father’s Day has a special significance to me, in a month filled with life’s milestones. After all, my birthday… Read full post »
The Food Research and Action Center released a disturbing report about food hardship and hunger in the United States. According to the report, nearly one in five Americans simply does not have enough money to buy food that they and their family need. In 21 states, at least… Read full post »
Recent talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians point to a seemingly dysfunctional and hopelessly intractable process. The construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank has not abated, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected calls by defense minister Ehud Barak to share Jerus… Read full post »
"Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall lose," as the
Billie Holiday song goes. "Yes, the strong gets more while the weak
ones fade. Empty pockets don't ever make the grade."
It is a tale of two cities in early twenty-first century America. Wall Street is enjoying hefty bonuses and… Read full post »
As we enter this holiday season, Americans are reminded of the massive suffering that millions of people are experiencing right now, with unemployment, foreclosures, poverty, hunger and homelessness. But Wall Street, which is celebrating a year of record profits, never had it so good. Surely, their b… Read full post »
This is a commentary I was bound to write regardless of the outcome of the midterm election. I start by saying that your country is not so great, Americans. Any discussion of "what went wrong" must be prefaced with that statement. Harsh words, perhaps, but I do not… Read full post »
It is a valid question that demands answers. Why would a
prominent civil rights organization -- one which is supposedly
dedicated to fighting bigotry and discrimination -- present an
award to a man whose cable network profits from race-baiting and
On October 13, the Anti-Defamation League (AD… Read full post »
Just about everyone knows about the problems facing Bishop Eddie Long, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Specifically, there are the four young men who allege that the prominent Atlanta-area pastor coerced them into a sexual relationship, and possibly more waiting in the wings. Th… Read full post »
Well, it appears that some of the nation's leading economists have proclaimed that the recession is over. Of course, these were the best and brightest who failed to warn us of the Great Recession in the first place, but I don't want to sidetrack you with trivialities.
So, let us pop… Read full post »
The iPhone workers in China are jumping out of buildings on
purpose, taking their own lives because they can't take it anymore.
These are the deleterious effects of capitalism in the world's
second largest economy.
Foxconn, the company that makes the ever-popular iPhone, apparently is a fascistic com… Read full post »
Although inadvertently perhaps, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs performed a great public service when he complained about the "professional left" that will not give this administration proper credit for its legislative accomplishments. And he insulted a wide swath of the Democratic base in t… Read full post »
The war on drugs has been a war on communities of color, plain and simple. Some people realize that it is time to end a war that has devastated so many people, so many families, and has accomplished little to deal with actual drug addiction. A criminal justice model… Read full post »
June was always a big month in my family. My father’s birthday, my birthday, Father’s Day, and my parents’ anniversary all jammed into a period of a few weeks.
Last year’s Father’s Day was a bittersweet one for me, and I imagine… Read full post »
I begin this commentary by looking up the word terrorism.
One dictionary defines terrorism as follows:
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or… Read full post »
Let us explore for a moment the notion that the Catholic Church
is a safe haven for criminals -- if not a criminal organization,
then at least an organization whose leadership engages in
Such a topic goes beyond the comfort level of some people because it is interpreted as an attack… Read full post »
When golf giant Tiger Woods made his public apology recently, he said he let a lot of people down. Personally, I cared very little about his personal dalliances and extracurricular activities. With an economic and political crisis afoot in this crumbling empire, it seems that this salacious celebrity… Read full post »
When I heard that ten American missionaries are on trial for
kidnapping 33 Haitian children and attempting to take them to an
orphanage in the Dominican Republic, I, like most other people, was
outraged. But I can't say I was surprised.
To be sure, the thought that some people, whether missionaries or… Read full post »
It is unfortunate that it took an earthquake to put the spotlight back on poverty in Haiti. To be sure, the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince would have been devastating under any circumstances. But the people of Haiti have been suffering for years. The difference is that no one ca… Read full post »
Micah Amir Katz Love was born on December 30, 2009 at 5:28am, 6 lbs. 8 oz. Micah Amir is named for his older brother Ezra Malik, born sleeping August 30,2008, and his paternal grandfather Albert C. Love, who passed away June 28,2009. Micah means "who resembles God?" or "resembling God"… Read full post »
If you can judge a society by the way it treats its children, then New York fails in a big way. In fact, the Empire State should be found guilty of child abuse and neglect.
The following is a recent appearance I made on MSNBC to discuss Tiger Woods' troubles. The link to the article I wrote on the subject is here.