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Ode to Donald Trump

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com In the crowded Washington Hilton ballroom of about 2500 people for the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, I spotted Donald Trump at the annual event, this year laughing at President Obama's jokes.  President Obama even acknowledged the presence of … [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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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...]

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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...]

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Obama’s full remarks at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner held in Washington on Saturday 04/25/2015. … [Read More...]

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Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2015 Statement by the President on the Confirmation of … [Read More...]

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Drinking And Talking Discovers The Exhilarating, Sad, Frustrating Life Of A White House Correspondent

Source: Huffington Post Congratulations, you’re a White House correspondent. You’ve reached the top of your professional pyramid, the most … [Read More...]

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Lack of Credit Access for Minorities

(AURN) -- During the Clinton years, the numbers of blacks owning homes was at its peak. Today those numbers are down due to lack of access to credit … [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

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Statement on the Deaths of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 10:05 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  This morning, I want to … [Read More...]

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More Entering Race to White House

(AURN) -- The Presidential wannabes are adding up and on the Democratic side one more person may be … [Read More...]

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Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Source: whitehouse.gov In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to … [Read More...]

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Obama Meeting Remarks with West African Leaders on Ebola

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                               … [Read More...]

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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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