Sunday, November 19, 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.

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.

8 Reasons Why The CBC and Obama are Beefing

Though most members of the CBC support the President consistently, there have been small incidents that have built up over time and caused friction in the overall relationship.

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.