Archives for February 2014

My Brother’s Keeper

April Ryan with an ensemble of black journalist at the My Brother's Keeper White House event. … [Read more...]

White House to Host First Student Film Festival

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before attention shifts to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White House is trying to create a little buzz for America's future filmmakers. At a film festival Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama will recognize the best of … [Read more...]

President Obama Remarks on “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

From Thursday, February 27, 2014. … [Read more...]

The Rally Cry for Young Men of Color

By: April Ryan | AURN The packed East Room of the White House seemed to be transformed into a black church for a portion of the afternoon with the Amens and retorts of affirmations of  the President's remarks about the nation's at risk males of color. President Obama said it is a "moral" and … [Read more...]

My Brother’s Keeper

By: April Ryan, aprildyran.com | AURN On the heels of the second anniversary of the Trayvon Martin Shooting death, The President is announcing a two-pronged partnership with foundations and the private sector aimed at helping at risk black youth. The My Brothers Keeper project focuses on early … [Read more...]

Obesity Rates on the Decline Among Young Children

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2014 OBESITY RATES ON THE DECLINE AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN  New CDC study shows significant decline in prevalence of obesity over a sustained period of time  Washington, DC – As the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative … [Read more...]

HBCUs and USDA Research Grants

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN.com Some of the nations Land Grant HBCU's that conduct research in agriculture will be receiving millions in grants for their efforts in farming research. Included in the list of schools receiving the financial awards Delaware State, Central State in Ohio, … [Read more...]

USDA Awards Grants to Research, Teaching and Extension Programs

Source: USDA.gov WASHINGTON, February 26, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 76 grants totaling more than $35 million to support research, teaching and Extension activities at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities through the U.S. Department of … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama Applauds Investments in Healthier Out-of-School Programs

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2014 First Lady Michelle Obama Applauds Investments in Healthier Out-of-School Programs That Will Impact 5 Million Kids Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Recreation and Park Association Commit to … [Read more...]

Statement from President Obama on the Passing of Harold Ramis

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2014 Statement from the President on the Passing of Harold Ramis Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Ramis, one of America’s greatest satirists, and like so many other comedic … [Read more...]