Archives for January 2015

Loretta Lynch Opening Statement at Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON – Attorney General-Designate Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement today at the opening of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing: “Thank you, Chairman Grassley, Senator Leahy, and distinguished members of the Committee. I am honored to appear before you in this historic … [Read more...]

White House Continues to Watch Ferguson

(AURN) -- Tensions are very high in Ferguson, MO. The Obama Administration continues to watch to see what is happening on the ground there, but should they step in on this latest incident? April Ryan has more:      … [Read more...]

Our Book Journey 1/30/15

"...there are odds that are institutional, uncalled for, and simply hard to change."~ @AprilDRyan #FF #goodread pic.twitter.com/22zT5BvXLx — Vanessa Williams (@williamsvanessa) January 30, 2015 … [Read more...]

Morgan State Display

Wow! The book store display at my Alma Mater, Morgan State University!! Whew! pic.twitter.com/H3btlUEJqk — AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) January 30, 2015 … [Read more...]

Media and Race Discussion

Panelists talked about media coverage of race following grand jury decisions not to indict officers in police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.   Opens link at C-SPAN.org.   … [Read more...]

Obama: Fiscal Year 2016

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN President Obama begins talking about his Fiscal Year 2016 budget tonight in the "city of brotherly love" Philadelphia, PA.   For the past few weeks, President Obama has been rolling out his plans for where the country needs to be heading.  So today he begins … [Read more...]

Obama responds to drone landing at White House

Source: CNN.com/gps - Fareed Zakaria In an exclusive interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, President Obama says he has assigned several federal agencies to set up a regulatory structure for drones. … [Read more...]

Lynch in the Hot Seat

(AURN) -- Loretta Lynch began her Senate Confirmation hearing.  If confirmed, Lynch would be the first African American female Attorney General.  White House Correspondent April Ryan has White House reaction:  More news and information at AURN.com.   … [Read more...]

From the Book Tour 1/27/15

January 28, 2015 Good times. Congrats @AprilDRyan @awkwardblkgrl pic.twitter.com/yDEHVt429Y — Jonelle Henry (@JonelleHenry) January 27, 2015 … [Read more...]

The YouTube Interview with President Obama

By: April Ryan | aprildryan.com President Obama took part in three back to back, non-traditional interviews on YouTube with YouTube sensations Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green who each have millions of followers. The White House strategically selected these YouTube personalities to … [Read more...]