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Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke

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...

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.