Archives for February 2015

Stopping Housing Discrimination

(AURN) --  The Housing and Urban Development office is working to fight against the numbers when it comes to housing discrimination.  White House correspondent April Ryan has the stats from her talk with the HUD Secretary:  … [Read more...]

President Obama Speaks at the Departure Ceremony of Attorney General Eric Holder

Source: On February 27, 2015, President Obama delivered remarks at Attorney General Eric Holder's departure ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice. … [Read more...]

President Obama Meets with President Sirleaf of Liberia

Source: President Obama and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia give remarks to the press before their bilateral meeting at the White House, February 27, 2015. … [Read more...]

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Stopping DHS Cuts

(AURN) -- The Obama adminsitration is working hard to prevent cuts to the Department of Homeland Security that could result is furloughs and a dent in anti terror protections as well as protections for the first family, embassies and diplomats.  More from White House Correspondent April Ryan:  … [Read more...]

Education Cuts to Minority Students

(AURN) -- The GOP is wielding the budget ax on Capitol Hill; threatening to slash monies in various agencies including education.  The Department of Education says the funding cuts would hurt black and brown students in the largest urban school districts.  More from White House Correspondent April … [Read more...]

Liberian President Sirleaf to Visit White House

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2015 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On Friday, February 27, President Obama will welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House.  … [Read more...]

Black Chamber of Commerce Dinner

In New Jersey at the Black Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. Ms. Becki a stager in southet Jersey… — AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) February 19, 2015 … [Read more...]

Giuliani Back Steps on Negative Obama Remarks

(AURN) -- There is reaction to the negative statements about President Obama by former New York Mayor Giuliani. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan. Listen:  Giuliani is quoted as saying during a GOP fundraiser in NY: “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but … [Read more...]

A Chat With April D. Ryan

(AURN) -- A 28-year journalism veteran, April D. Ryan has covered the White House for American Urban Radio Networks for the last 18 of them. She documents her experience in a new book dubbed, "The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America."  AURN's Kim … [Read more...]

Holder Announces Reduction in Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Source: Department of Justice New Data Revealed by Justice Department Shows Rate at Which Feds Pursued Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Drug Trafficking Cases Has Hit Record Low In One of His Final Speeches Before Stepping Down, Holder Lauds Progress In Sentencing Reform Initiative He Launched … [Read more...]