Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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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.

Black Members of Congress: 5. Challengers: 0

Beating back rumors of their demise, senior Black members of Congress are on a winning streak

DOJ to Florida: Stop the Vote Purge

After a period of silence on Florida's voter purge, Eric Holder's Justice Department gets involved

Black Lawmakers and Faith Leaders Meet on Voter Education

Black lawmakers must convince Black clergy not to get spooked by the IRS

How Is Mitt Romney This Close?

“Obama’s chances for re-election ... are no better than 50-50,” Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart told NBC News days ago. This week's Gallup tracking poll...

Black Clergy and Lawmakers Unite to Protect Voter Rights

In lieu of what's perceived as an alarming trend of new voter ID laws implemented around the country, the Congressional Black Caucus and the...

NASCAR or Head Start? The Choice is Yours

Congress talks about austerity, yet it blows $1 billion on NASCAR, fishing ads and pro-wrestling

NAACP Backs Gay Marriage as Gay Haters Hate

While some view the NAACP move as symbolic, the LGBT community sees it as a major milestone

While GOP Makes Voting Hard, Dems Try to Make it Easy

Democrats attempt to pass legislation to make the ability to vote easy, accessible and simple

Cory Booker Tosses Bain Theme Under Bus

The Mayor of Newark forgets he's an Obama campaign surrogate and blasts one of its main themes in 2012

Obama 2012 Launches

As concerns over Voter ID laws mount, the Obama campaign seeks to do something about it