Civil-rights groups staging a protest against any proposed postponement of the Nigerian elections. (AP Photo / Olamikan Gbemiga)

Nigerian Elections and Missing Girls

(AURN) -- Nigerian elections are later this month and White House Correspondent April Ryan tells us Vice President Joe Biden placed phone calls to the candidates. LISTEN:  More news and information at … [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

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

Loretta Lynch and President Obama. (AP Photo)

Senate Delays Loretta Lynch Confirmation

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- President Obama's nominee for U.S. Attorney General still does not have a date for a full senate confirmation vote. White House … [Read More...]

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Roundtable with African American Journalists En Route to Selma

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary THE PRESIDENT: So I won’t give a big windup. Obviously this is a powerful day for me, being able … [Read More...]

In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, second right, dances with first lady Michelle Obama's as she takes part in Obama's #GimmeFive Challenge in honor of the 5th Anniversary of "Let's Move!" Initiative, during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. This episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will air on Monday, March 16. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Mike Rozman)

Michelle Obama appears on Ellen

Video source: EllenTube Mrs. Obama makes her fourth appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for the fifth anniversary of her anti-childhood … [Read More...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)

White House Clarifies Clinton Email

WASHINGTON (AP)/AURN - The White House is clarifying what President Barack Obama knew about the e-mail habits of his former Secretary of State, … [Read More...]

From the Book Tour


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

In Depth


Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Jamaica and Panama

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, … [Read More...]

FILE - In this March 11, 2015, photo, first lady Michelle Obama claps after speaking at an event to mark Nowruz in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The White House says Michelle Obama will address Cambodia’s human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation later this week. While the purpose of her visit is to promote a U.S. effort to help educate girls worldwide, White House aides say the first lady will have "ample opportunity" to discuss progress and the need for an open and inclusive political system in Cambodia. She’ll also highlight basic values and principles that are important to the U.S. during a planned speech.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

First lady won’t avoid Cambodia human rights concerns

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama won't avoid Cambodia's human rights … [Read More...]


White House: Millions Now Have Coverage

WASHINGTON (AP/AURN) - The Obama administration says more than 16 million Americans have gained … [Read More...]


Holder on Arrest in Ferguson Officer Shootings

Source: DOJ WASHINGTON—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Sunday … [Read More...]

Fabric of America Originals

Photo: April Ryan

Selma 50 Years After Bloody Sunday

By: April Ryan, 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, | 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...]

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