Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, which focuses on African American members of Congress, in 2009. She has written for NBCNews.com, TheRoot, USAToday, Black Press USA, Black Enterprise, The Hill and was Managing Editor of Politic365. Ms. Burke appears on CNN, NewsOneNow with Roland Martin, MSNBC and Roland Martin Unfiltered. She is host of the podcast Burkefile. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke.