Tuesday, April 25, 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 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 Marines to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The first African Americans to serve in the Marines will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

46M in Poverty, 44M on Food Stamps – but, GOP Wants...

Isn’t Alabama One of the Poorest States in the Union?

12 Members of Congress Live Like 49 Million in Poverty

(Special from Crewof42) Members of Congress are accustomed to making $174,000 a year and $476 a day before taxes. That changed for seven days for...

Laura Richardson: Another Black Member Under Probe

(Special from Crewof42) To the surprise of absolutely no one, the House Ethics Committee voted unanimously on November 3 to open up a full investigation...

Democrats Plan Big One-Two Punch on Voter Suppression

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced a major Voter ID education initiative to be headed by House Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC). "The DCCC will be...

Voter ID Laws Prompts Black Caucus Voter Education Tour

With a reapportionment, redistricting and shady voter ID laws threatening to almost halve their very existence, the CBC has little choice but to get cracking

Attorney General Holder to Meet with CBC Wednesday

There's lots to talk about. Many members of the CBC have expressed concern on issues regarding new voter ID laws and the redistricting process.

President Cuts His Jobs Plan into Edible Pieces

Signaling the need for a legislative course correction, White House officials plan to push their jobs bill … by breaking it up into individual pieces.

Economic Justice Occupies King Dedication

"We judge people not on the color of their character, but on the content of their money." The line was among the most memorable of the afternoon.

Obama’s Black/Gay/Latino Triple Standard

The President pretty much met key gay lobby objectives. And, the competition for Latino politicos is fierce. But, Black Caucus steps back empty-handed.