Monday, August 21, 2017
Authors Posts by Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, 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 and 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: Instagram: LVB325.

Should Congress Get Paid for Doing Nothing?

If you don't work, you don't get paid. That rule seems to apply to everyone else except Congress

10 Battles in the War on Women

Unplanned or not, there is a pattern of legislative and outright hostile activity towards women by Republicans

Judicial Watch Drops Alcee Hastings Accuser

A year after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Florida Congressman, Judicial Watch drops the client

Angela Corey Speaks on Marissa Alexander

The lead prosecutor explains why a victim of abuse gets 20 years for defending herself as advocates cry foul

Using the Poor to Cover for the Military

Poor kids can't get school lunches. But, those F-18s can get a brand new set of heat-seeking missiles

Black and Hispanic Contracts Fall to 10 Year Low

Concerns rise on Capitol Hill over an alarming trend hurting minority businesses

Marissa Alexander Faces Sentencing on Friday

As the Florida woman faces up to 20 years in prison, Members of Congress want to ask the Justice Department: "What's up?"

NAACP Launches Major Voter Registration Drive

As concerns over Voter ID laws mount, the NAACP launches a major voter registration and education effort

Charlie Rangel’s Return 87 Days Later

The longtime, venerable Congressman from Harlem returns to Capitol Hill - full of smiles and primary challengers

Obama’s Vacations? Of Any President, Bush Racked Up the Most

While GOP attacks the President for vacation time, they may want to take a quick look at his predecessor