Archives for August 2014

The Race Conversation After Ferguson

By: April Ryan, | This week marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where decades ago thousands gathered that day for jobs and justice for black people in America. The overarching theme was, and still is, equality. Fast forward 50 years later this week, the … [Read more...]

Tongues Wag Over Obama’s Audacity to Wear Taupe

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less … [Read more...]

President Obama Discusses Decisions in the Crisis in Ukraine and Syria

By: April Ryan, AURN | President Obama made it to the White House Briefing room on a host of issues and he took reporters questions. The President opened the presser on the economy, something he said is the foremost issue for Americans. Then he talked of ISIS and Iraq that when … [Read more...]

White House Confirms American Fighting with ISIS Killed

By: April Ryan, | AURN The White House is confirming  an American fighting with ISIS has been killed. Listen  More news and information at … [Read more...]

President Obama Offers Some Answers on the VA Crisis

By: April Ryan, AURN | It has been about 40 days since the administration asked for several months to work on turning the tide at Veteran's Affairs. The crisis stems from a host of problems, which inclue a lack of adequate attention to veterans in need medical help in a timely and … [Read more...]

Statement from family of released journalist Peter Theo Curtis

Aug. 24, 2014 -- Attached is the family's official statement on Theo's release today. It includes quotes from his mother, Nancy, who asks for privacy today but other family contacts are provided in the news release. (PDF) Curtis family statement … [Read more...]

Missouri Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Remarks at Michael Brown Funeral

I would first like to introduce some of my distinguished colleagues who have traveled here today to honor Michael’s memory: From Brooklyn, New York, Congresswoman Yvette Clark; From Georgia…Congressman Hank Johnson; From Nevada…Congressman Steve Horsford; From Houston, Texas…Congressman … [Read more...]

Ferguson and the Funeral of Michael Brown

April Ryan reports for AURN. Listen:  … [Read more...]

Muslim Groups & Leaders Condemn ISIL

Grand Mufti, Saudi's Top Islamic Leader: Islamic State And Al-Qaeda Are 'Enemy Number One Of Islam' 08/19/2014 RIYADH, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheik Abdulaziz Al al-Sheik, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State … [Read more...]

MO Congressmen Speak on Militarization of Law Enforcement

“We are pleased to report that we had a productive, expansive and very encouraging meeting with Secretary Hagel this evening regarding our urgent concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies through the distribution of surplus Department of Defense equipment via the 1033 … [Read more...]