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On a short hiatus!

We are taking a little hiatus to do some site maintenance and prepare for our re-launch . We'll be back shortly with new stories about the Fabric of America! … [Read More...]

April Ryan: About 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...]

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Meet the Press Roundtable

Source: NBC News Chuck Todd hosts a discussion about how events in Baltimore are shaping the presidential election. … [Read More...]

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April’s Upcoming Book Appearances

Thurs., March 5 –  HARDBALL with Chris Matthews Fri., March 6 –  NPR’s Here & Now w/hosts Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young Sat., March 7 – Up with Steve Kornacki (MSNBC) from Selma. Sun., March 8  - CBS NEWS-FACE THE NATION Mon., March 9 – 7:45-830AM spot, C-SPAN’s Washington … [Read More...]

A Closer Look

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U.S. Unemployment, Youth and Summer Jobs

(AURN) -- The jobs numbers are out.  There were 280 thousand jobs created last moth continuing the longest job growth streak, but there are at least … [Read More...]

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O’Malley Announces for President

Baltimore, MD —This morning, Governor Martin O’Malley is announcing his intentions to seek the Democratic Nomination for the President of the United … [Read More...]

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Obama: Hurricane Season and Global Warming

(AURN) -- June 1st is the start of Hurricane season that lasts until November 30th. President Obama is warning of stronger storms because of global … [Read More...]

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Hillary Names African American Outreach Director

Source: hillaryclinton.com Hillary Clinton has tapped a former Congressional Black Caucus Executive Director to serve as the African American … [Read More...]

From the Book Tour

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@AprilDRyan was a hit at her event! @Politics_Prose @RLPGBooks #books #whitehouse #presidents #SRO pic.twitter.com/TiXQQew3lf — Dave Smitherman (@DaveWritesBooks) March 1, 2015

In Depth

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Additional U.S. Steps in the Counter-ISIL Effort

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2015 Statement by … [Read More...]

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Statement by the President on the Passing of Beau Biden

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2015 Michelle and … [Read More...]

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Statement by the Vice President on the Passing of Beau Biden

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President May 30, 2015 Statement by the Vice … [Read More...]

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Otis Byrd Investigation Closed

Source: DOJ FEDERAL OFFICIALS CLOSE THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF OTIS JAMES … [Read More...]

Fabric of America Originals

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Selma 50 Years After Bloody Sunday

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com 50 years to the day, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama was the backdrop of a country racially divided.  For this … [Read More...]

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

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

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The Nation’s Inequality

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | 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...]

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The Realities of the African Continent

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

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A Profile of Secretary Jeh Johnson

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

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