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Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke
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Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

Black Unemployment at 8.1%

White: 4.2% Asian: 3% Hispanic: 5.7% Black: 8.1% The November unemployment numbers were released this morning. The Black unemployment is 8.1 percent. It's been a long road for Black...

Study: White Population Decline in U.S. is Accelerating

According to a new study by the University of New Hampshire, the white population in the U.S. has decreased from 79.6 percent in 1980 to...

After Massive Loses, House Dems Finally Decide to Elect DCCC Chair

Yesterday, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to change the way the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair is selected.  A motion was made to allow...

Rep. Cedric Richmond Elected 2nd Youngest CBC Chair

Rep. Cedric Richmond Elected 2nd Youngest CBC Chair. On Wednesday, the Congressional Black Caucus voted in their new Chairman who will serve as during...

Congress: Nov. 30 Was a Bad Day for Black Women and...

November 30th was not a good day for African American women in power and progressives as it pertains to Congress. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) lost...

CBC Has Marathon Meeting on Pelosi the Night Before Leadership Vote

The meeting started at about 7:20 p.m. in a first floor conference room in the U.S. Capitol and lasted members exited at 10:32 p.m....

Sens. Harris and Booker Set Tone on Jeff Sessions

Last week, Sen.-Elect Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) set the toneon the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.  “I...

52: In 2017 There Will Be a Record Number of Black...

There will be a record number of African Americans serving in Congress in 2017: 52. Because the overwhelming majority are Democrats most will serve...

CBC Chair Urges Delusional McCrory to Stop Lying to Himself, Admit...

On election day, Republican Governor Pat McCrory lost. McCrory got fewer votes than Democratic challenger and Governor-Elect Roy Cooper. But that hasn't stopped McCrory from...

WSJ: Trump Picks Ben Carson, Who Has No Expertise in Housing...

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, POTUS-Elect Donald Trump has asked Dr. Ben Carson to serve as his Secretary of Housing...