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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.

CBC Foundation’s Talk on Black Vote Trends is Pointed and Lively

At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 41st Annual Legislative Conference freshman CBC member U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama hosted a session on voting...

President Pushes Jobs Plan to Black Community

The White House is putting on a full court press to get their message out on what their plan does. Part of the push is targeted to internet sites with large African American audiences.

President Obama and Black Unemployment Spark Intense Debate at Town Hall

"I tell you this. The Congressional Black Caucus loves the President too. We're supportive of the President -- but we're getting tired y'all," were the words of Rep. Maxine Waters.

Amid Critics, Smiley/West Poverty Tour Stops by Nation’s Capitol

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have embarked on a lengthy multi-city Poverty Tour around the country to highlight the problem low income Americans; today they stopped in the nation's capitol.

Congressional Black Caucus Seeks to Hire 10,000 as Over 90 Companies...

On August 8th the Congressional Black Caucus' Jobs for the People Tour will kick off in Cleveland, Ohio. Last week the CBC announced a list of nearly 100 companies that will participate in the tour.

Despite Administration Push, CBC Says No to Debt Deal

There are 41 black members of Congress who voted on the debt ceiling deal. Twenty-seven of them voted against it.

Black Caucus Pushes for Attention on Black Unemployment “Crisis”

In an increasingly vocal effort to put attention on the high rate of unemployment in their congressional districts, Rep. Cleaver and his colleagues hosted a Jobs Crisis Summit at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning.

Retroactivity: Sentencing Commission Votes for Reduced Crack Sentences

Under the old laws someone possessing five grams of crack cocaine was punished with a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. An individual would have to posess 500 grams of powder cocaine to get the same sentence.

Democrats Turn Robocalls Loose on Rep. Allen West over Medicare

Here we are, 16 months before the next congressional election, and U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida is already the focus of robocalls. The calls...

President Obama and GOP Leaders Set for New Budget Collision

"Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time,” President Barack Obama said. “They don’t wait until the night before. They’re...