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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.

Trump Plans to Meet Black Leaders and Travel to Black Communities

Now this ought to be a good one. According to a report in the Washington Post, Republican presidential nominee, who is polling at 1...

President Obama to Meet with Family of Alton Sterling

After viewing flood damage in Louisiana, President Obama will meet with the family of Alton Sterling. Sterling, 37, was shot to death by a Baton...

Republican Senator Calls First Black POTUS “Drug Dealer In Chief”

Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who is set to lose his Senate seat to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) as she is ahead in the polls,...

As Trump Talks “Law and Order” Ryan Will Try to Move...

Several sources on Capitol Hill confirm that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is planning to move major justice reform legislation in September when the House...

Wisconsin: Dead Last in Well-Being of African-American Kids

A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation is drawing attention to systematic generational poverty in Wisconsin. In the wake of civil unrest after a police...

Leslie Jones Launches #LOVE4GABBYUSA for Gabby Douglas

After a barrage of media criticism from the media and on social media, actress Leslie Jones has created the hashtag #LOVE4GABBYUSA in support of Gabby Douglas. For Douglas,...

Trump Talks at Blacks Enroute to Record Low Black Support

Trump Talks Blacks Only With Crime Context. In a speech said to be directed to African American voters offering no policy, Republican presidential nominee...

Former Virginia NAACP Leader Jack Gravely Dies

Jack Gravely, who once led the Virginia NAACP in the 1980s and who recently resigned after a stint as April 2015 as interim chief again over the...

Trump Calls for Ideological Tests for Immigrants

In Ohio, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke on foreign policy and made several Cold War comparisons. Trump also called for the “extreme vetting” of immigrants entering the...

228 Years: Another Study Reveals Bottomless Black/White Wealth Gap

It isn't the first study and it certainly won't be the last.  A new study on the wealth gap between blacks and white in the U.S. conducted by the...