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Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 has also authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. 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. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.

10-20-30, Black Caucus May Have Finally Found Partner on Poverty: Paul...

After years of talk in meetings on panels and with various federal officials, the Congressional Black Caucus may have finally found a partner who...

#BlackLivesMatter Activist Deray Mckesson Running for Mayor of Baltimore

Top #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson, popularly known as an activist against police brutality, is running for mayor of Baltimore. Late on Wednesday night, Mckesson filed...

After Millions in Free Media, Loudmouth Rallies and Loads of Hype:...

Trump Lost.  Never has a man so "ahead" and "in the lead" lost so badly.  Every poll and almost every political prognosticator predicted that...

SC State Rep., Attorney for Walter Scott Switches from Hillary to...

State Rep. Justin Bamberg. Much like the surprising switched endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Ohio State Rep. Nina Turner, it's happening...

Nomination Black Out: Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to Boycott Oscars...

"We must stand in our power," wrote actress Jada Pinkett Smith on her facebook page.  The line has received over 7.5 million likes. This morning,...

Rangel, NAACP Prez, #BlackLivesMatter Founder Talk, #SOTU, Race + Voting

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) missed what would have been the Harlem lawmaker's first State of the Union in 1971, when Richard Nixon was President.The...

HBCUs: Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces Stops on #HBCU Tour

The Bernie Sanders campaign has announced the stops for their upcoming tour of historically black colleges and universities. Some stops will feature appearances by Dr....

Speaker Ryan Set to Focus on Justice Reform

Politico, January 10: "Ryan said in the interview he believes the GOP will craft a criminal justice reform plan in the next six months,...

Trump’s Odd Attempt to Link Cosby to Hillary Clinton and Bratton’s...

This week New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has been talking about what he calls "the Cosby Effect" in interviews. Bratton made his...

“We Have Become the Problem”: House GOP Votes on Health Care...

photo: Speaker Paul Ryan at a press conference on January 6, 2015  New Year. Same Votes.  Back on October 20, 2015, soon-to-be-Speaker Paul Ryan talked...