U.S. Conference of Mayors in DC

(AURN) -- Jobs, crime and police-community relations are among issues top of mind for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington.  The group met with Vice President Joe Biden Thurday on matters of community policing.  The city leaders pow-wow with President Obama today. AURN's April Ryan … [Read More...]

April Ryan: The Presidency in Black and White

The Presidency in Black and White gives readers a factual and compelling behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of race relations as it relates to the White House. Each chapter of the manuscript contains interviews with important figures who have been involved in race relations, have been … [Read More...]


April Ryan Visits the Rock Newman Show

Source: The Rock Newman Show April D. Ryan on The Rock Newman Show - YouTube White House Correspondent April D. Ryan visit Howard University Television studios for the January 7, 2015 episode of The Rock Newman Show! April D. Ryan (a 30-year journalism veteran), has conducted one-on-one … [Read More...]


Inside the White House with Valerie Jarrett

Source: NBC News NBC’s Cynthia McFadden profiles one of the president’s closest advisers during a day in the White House … [Read More...]

A Closer Look


The YouTube Interview with President Obama

By: April Ryan | President Obama took part in three back to back, non-traditional interviews on YouTube with YouTube sensations … [Read More...]

President Barack Obama signs autographs after delivering his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

State of the Union: Voting Rights

(AURN) --  President Obama brought up Civil Rights issues to include the Voting Rights Act last night in his State of the Union Address. White … [Read More...]


Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century – Helping Working Families Get Ahead

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2015 Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century – Helping … [Read More...]

In Depth


Reaction to 2015 SOTU

(AURN) -- President Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union address Tuesday night, one at which … [Read More...]


Obama to Visit Selma on Bloody Sunday

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Just hours before the President delivers his state of the union address, it is … [Read More...]

Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr.

Statement by Congressman William Lacy Clay on Obama SOTU

NOTE:  The following is a first-person statement from Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) … [Read More...]


President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

Link to President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery … [Read More...]

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Obama honors King by helping next generation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Monday by … [Read More...]

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Twists and Turns and the Black Perspective: 2014 Year in Review

By: April Ryan, | AURN 2014 was a year that did not disappoint with White House related news. In January, the U.S. Conference of Mayors met … [Read More...]

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Prices at the Pump on the Decline

By: April Ryan, | AURN Gasoline prices are going down according to the White House.  Data from AAA supports that claim looking at the average … [Read More...]

Photo from Reuters in Atlantic City Lab.

The Nation’s Inequality

By: April Ryan, | AURN In Washington, a new study on inequality has been released and it puts a spotlight on economic pain for those at the lower … [Read More...]


The Realities of the African Continent

By: April Ryan, | AURN It is the last day of the historic gathering for the US Africa Summit. The meeting, the largest assemblage of … [Read More...]


A Profile of Secretary Jeh Johnson

By: April Ryan, | AURN Immigration is under the bipartisan microscope for an immediate fix when it comes to the recent influx of children … [Read More...]

Homeland Security Nominee Jeh Johnson - Charles Dharapak/AP

60 Years After Brown V. Board

By: April Ryan, | AURN It is the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Eduction and at the White House, President Obama is meeting with the … [Read More...]

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