Tuesday, October 24, 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.

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...

Department of Education Statistics Show Racial Disparities in Schools

In a revealing report from the U.S. Department of Education, statistics on education disparities bring into sharp focus some of the reasons why minority...

Republican Governors Change Voting Laws in Prep for 2012

Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas signed new laws last week to require "official" photo IDs for those casting a ballot in their states.