Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42 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 also served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee and as a Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke grew up in New York and holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke.