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David A. Love

David A. Love
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.

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JUNE 10, 2011 6:13PM

This Jobs Crisis Is Obama's Kryptonite

Many commentators and observers, including this writer, argued for a far more aggressive and comprehensive strategy from the White House for getting America out of its economic morass.  Obama's team chose a half-hearted, half-assed stimulus package, and the result is what we see today. Don't get… Read full post »
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OCTOBER 1, 2010 12:56PM

Bishop Long betrays the MLK legacy

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 »

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AUGUST 13, 2010 9:29AM

The Professional Left Wants Its F.D.R. Now

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 »

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APRIL 16, 2009 9:37AM

Who Stopped The Presses?

Who stopped the presses? Obviously, it is a question that many are asking these days.  

It is a bit sobering to witness the apparent demise of the newspaper industry. Not unlike dominoes, newspapers around the U.S. are toppling, closing their doors, filing for bankruptcy, or ceasing their print… Read full post »

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MARCH 27, 2009 2:29PM

New York, City of the Poor

As the song goes, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere, it’s up to you, New York, New York.” The problem is that if you are counting on making it in New York City, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.

A recent report by The Center forRead full post »