burkeLauren Victoria Burke is a writer and political analyst.  Ms. Burke focuses on criminal justice, education, unemployment, African Americans in power, Black leadership and Congress. She created the blog Crewof42, which covers African American members of the U.S. Congress, in 2009.  She is also the Managing Editor of Politic365.com where she writes news and opinion on congressional politics.  As of September 2014 she is a syndicated columnist with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).  The weekly column appears in over 100 papers across the country.

Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and WHUR 96.3 FM Washington, D.C., 900 AM WURD Philadelphia, WVON 1690-AM Chicago and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She also is heard regularly on WRVS-FM in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with Anthony Ray on @TheHBCNation Radio. Ms. Burke is an alum of USA Today.com, ABC News, and the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Ms. Burke also owns WDCPIX.COM w/ Benjamin Jay Myers.  Ms. Burke is also a freelance photographer for Associated Press and has published three book of photography. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42