Archives for December 2014

Twists and Turns and the Black Perspective: 2014 Year in Review

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN 2014 was a year that did not disappoint with White House related news. In January, the U.S. Conference of Mayors met with President Obama to focus on rebuilding infrastructure that could translate into job creation. The U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Second … [Read more...]

Obama’s Statement on NYC Police Slaying

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2014 Statement by the President I unconditionally condemn today's murder of two police officers in New York City. Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no … [Read more...]

Obama takes questions from women only, causing press corps stir

Source: MSNBC April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, talks with Rachel Maddow about President Obama calling only on women reporters at his press conference today, and how reporters are chosen to ask questions. … [Read more...]

Eric Holder’s Statement on NY Police Fatal Shootings

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Saturday regarding the fatal shootings of two New York City police officers:         “I condemn this afternoon's senseless shooting of two New York City police officers in the strongest possible terms. This was an … [Read more...]

Statement by US Attorney Loretta Lynch on Assassination of NY Police Officers

BROOKLYN, NY – United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement: “I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of this afternoon’s brutal and senseless attack on two NYPD Officers, and I join Attorney General Holder in expressing my deepest … [Read more...]

‘The Presidency in Black and White’

April Ryan, author of “The Presidency in Black and White”, and Susan Page joins Chris Matthews to discuss Obama’s self-confident, forward-leaning agenda in the last few weeks. … [Read more...]

Full President Obama’s 2014 Year-End Press Conference

President Obama on North Korea's Sony hack, Cuba, ISIL, Black America, and more during his final press conference of 2014. … [Read more...]

Obama: Black America ‘better off’ now

Source: CNN April Ryan and Jay Carney discuss Pres. Obama's comments that Black America is better now than before he was in office. … [Read more...]

Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which … [Read more...]

White House and Muslim Nations: Torture Report

(AURN) -- The White House contends this administration and this country has a good working relationship with Muslim countries around the world. That, in light of the finding in the U.S. Senate Torture report, where Muslim detainees were physically harmed to extract information. The information … [Read more...]