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Pres. Obama Urges Senate to Renew NSA Power

WASHINGTON (AP/AURN) - President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to renew the government's power to search Americans' telephone records, saying public safety demands it. The Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly passed the White House-backed USA Freedom Act that would end bulk collection … [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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Obama and Biden Meet 97-year-old Vivian Bailey

Source: WH Today at the White House, the President and Vice President met with 97-year-old Vivian Bailey of Columbia, Maryland.  Ms. Bailey, an … [Read More...]

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New Harvard Study on Youth, Politics, and Race

(AURN) -- There is a new Harvard Study on the perceptions of young people in America. Some of the top findings on politics are not surprising. One … [Read More...]

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Obama to Kenya Amid Terror Concerns

(AURN) -- President Obama is traveling to Kenya this summer, the birthplace of his father. But Kenya, has been dealing with issues of terror.  White … [Read More...]

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Former Baltimore Mayor Chimes in on Unrest

(AURN) -- More federal visits are on tap for Baltimore after the riots which followed the funeral of 25 year-old Freddie Gray. Washington Bureau … [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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Reaction to Gray Decision

(AURN) -- Freddie Gray's death is deemed a homicide, and six Baltimore City Police officers are … [Read More...]

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Cummings’ Statement on Meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following … [Read More...]

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Readout: Justice Department Officials’ Baltimore Visit

READOUT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS’ VISIT IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON – The Department of … [Read More...]

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch statement on the situation in Baltimore, Maryland

Source: DOJ STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH ON THE SITUATION IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON – … [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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