Archives for July 2014

‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Expands

AURN - President Obama held a town hall meeting in DC where the NBA and other private sector groups announced commitments to help at risk youth through the 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative. White House Correspondent April Ryan talked with mentor and NBA star Chris Paul. LISTEN:  More news … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on Meeting with the Crew and Family of Apollo 11

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 Statement by the President on Meeting with the Crew and Family of Apollo 11 Forty-five years ago, while the world watched as one, the United States of America set foot on the moon.  It was a seminal moment … [Read more...]

Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2014 Attached for release is an Executive Order signed today by the President regarding further amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order … [Read more...]

My Brothers Keeper Gets Big Financial Boost from Private Sector

By: April Ryan, AURN President Obama's legacy piece, gets a big monitory jolt along with some new directive announcements focusing on cradle to career for at risk young males of color. Millions of dollars in support is coming to help in the effort. Also, some young men from the Washington DC … [Read more...]

Taking Action to Support LGBT Workplace Equality is Good For Business

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2014 FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support LGBT Workplace Equality is Good For Business America is built on the fundamental promise that if you work hard, and play by the rules, you can get ahead. But today, … [Read more...]

100th Day Since Abduction of Nigerian Girls

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com |AURN 100 days have passed since more than 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by an extremist Muslim group called Boko Haram. The National Security Council says they are working with the Nigerian lead investigators to get the girls back safely.  Next month, … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2014   Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel   President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again this morning by phone, their second call in three days … [Read more...]

Malaysian Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

(AURN) -- Malaysia Air has now been hit with tragedy twice in recent months. Is it a coincidence or are they both terror attacks. Washington bureau Chief April Ryan talks to someone in national security to find out if the incidents are linked. President Obama calls the incident a 'terrible … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Appears on PBS Charlie Rose Show

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS and discussed the downing of Malaysian Air flight.  … [Read more...]

 DOJ Fulfilling a Promise for Chicago

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The increasing numbers of deadly shootings in Chicago has the attention of Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder is fulfilling his plan to send help to President Obama's home town of Chicago. The Department of Justice is sending 7 additional AFT agents to … [Read more...]