Thursday, April 26, 2018
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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

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.

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.