Archives for April 2014

WH: Protecting Students from Sexual Assault

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2014   FACT SHEET: NOT ALONE – PROTECTING STUDENTS FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT  One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college.  Most often, it happens her freshman or sophomore year.  In the great … [Read more...]

Sharpton Applauds NBA Commissioner

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Reverend Al Sharpton, President --FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- REV. SHARPTON APPLAUDS NBA COMMISSIONER DAVID SILVER FOR ANNOUNCING DONALD STERLING'S LIFETIME BAN FROM THE NBA AND FINANCIAL PENALTY April 29, 2014 (New York, NY)-- “The lifetime banning of Donald … [Read more...]

Congressman Xavier Becerra on NBA Lifetime Ban of Donald Sterling

CONGRESSMAN XAVIER BECERRA ON NBA LIFETIME BAN OF DONALD STERLING LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-34, Los Angeles) released the following statement after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling received a lifetime ban from the … [Read more...]

Election Trouble for Congressional Veteran

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN 2014 elections are producing some tight races for some Congressional Black Caucus members. CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge is up for a primary election in her Ohio District. She is expected to win. But there are some CBC seats the membership of the CBC are … [Read more...]

Obama on Donald Sterling

While in Malaysia, President Obama answers a question regarding Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments. Obama remarked, "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That's what happened here," the President said. … [Read more...]

CBC and Congressman Ryan Meet Next Week

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The Congressional Black Caucus is meeting with Congressman Paul Ryan next week during their regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting. One of the primary agenda items during the session; the Ryan 2015 Fiscal Budget plan that proposes to cut 5.1 trillion dollars … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on South Sudan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2014 Statement by the Press Secretary on South Sudan We are horrified by reports out of South Sudan that fighters aligned with rebel leader Riek Machar massacred hundreds of innocent civilians last week in Bentiu. … [Read more...]

White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense … [Read more...]

WHCA to Honor White House Reporter

(AURN) -- A pioneering African-American reporter will be honored next month at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner; the same event from which Harry S. McAlpin was barred decades ago. AURN White House Correspondent April Ryan reports - LISTEN:  In 1944, at the invite of then … [Read more...]

This Wily Gatecrasher at the White House Is a Red Fox

Source: WSJ By: Carol E. Lee There's a red fox living on the grounds of the White House. The elusive critter has called the presidential residence home since last fall, and no one's been able to catch him. WSJ's Carol Lee reports from Washington, D.C. Read the remainder at WSJ.com. … [Read more...]