Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog on the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She has been a Senate and House staffer and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. She appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and on MSNBC. She writes for NBCNews.com, TheRoot.com, NNPA and Politic365.com. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born in the Bronx. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.