President Barack Obama meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, to discuss the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and Liberia's recovery from the deadly virus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Obama Meets with President Sirleaf of Liberia

Source: President Obama and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia give remarks to the press before their bilateral meeting at the White House, February 27, 2015. … [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...]


Obama faces heat for Christianity criticism

Source: MSNBC - HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS 02/06/15 Chris Matthews and panel talk about the right-wing backlash against President Obama for his critical remarks against Christianity at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast. … [Read More...]


April’s Upcoming Book Appearances

Sat, Feb 14 Up with Steve Kornacki 8 a.m. Sun., Feb. 15 –Meet the Press, Sunday morning NBC Mon., Feb 16 –  7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor, Michigan District Library Reading, Autograph signing Thurs., Feb. 19 6:00 p.m. African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ – Politics Award Hyatt Regency … [Read More...]

A Closer Look


Stopping Housing Discrimination

(AURN) --  The Housing and Urban Development office is working to fight against the numbers when it comes to housing discrimination.  White House … [Read More...]


President Obama Speaks at the Departure Ceremony of Attorney General Eric Holder

Source: On February 27, 2015, President Obama delivered remarks at Attorney General Eric Holder's departure ceremony at the U.S. … [Read More...]


Obama’s complex relationship with race

Source: MSNBC - HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS 02/06/15 April Ryan, Clarence Page and David Corn rejoin Chris Matthews to talk about how President … [Read More...]


After Words with April Ryan

Courtesy C-SPAN April Ryan talked about her book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, in … [Read More...]

From the Book Tour


In New Jersey at the Black Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. Ms. Becki a stager in southet Jersey… — AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) February 19, 2015

In Depth

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Rep. Elijah Cummings: Stopping DHS Cuts

(AURN) -- The Obama adminsitration is working hard to prevent cuts to the Department of Homeland … [Read More...]


Education Cuts to Minority Students

(AURN) -- The GOP is wielding the budget ax on Capitol Hill; threatening to slash monies in various … [Read More...]


Giuliani Back Steps on Negative Obama Remarks

(AURN) -- There is reaction to the negative statements about President Obama by former New York … [Read More...]

April Ryan

A Chat With April D. Ryan

(AURN) -- A 28-year journalism veteran, April D. Ryan has covered the White House for American Urban … [Read More...]

Fabric of America Originals

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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...]

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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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