Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

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Source: whitehouse.gov In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. April 18, 2015. … [Read more...]

White House names deputy social secretary to top job

In this photo taken April 15, 2015, Deesha Dyer walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington to attend the seventh annual White House Kitchen Garden Planting withfirst lady Michelle Obama. There’s a new social director at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The White House announced Thursday that deputy social secretary Deesha Dyer is being promoted to the top job. She will be in charge of planning everything from the annual Easter Egg Roll to opulent state dinners, along with numerous receptions, ceremonies and other events. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House social secretary. Deesha Dyer, a Philadelphia native, will oversee planning for everything from the annual Easter Egg Roll attended by … [Read more...]

Lynch still waiting on Confirmation Vote Date

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Minority Leader Richard Durbin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AURN) -- President Obama's nominee for the US Attorney General still does not have a date for a Senate Confirmation vote. The White House and others are now applying pressure as the Senate is said to have enough votes to confirm her. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan.  More news and … [Read more...]

Obama Meeting Remarks with West African Leaders on Ebola

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                                             April 15, 2015 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT BEFORE MEETING WITH WEST AFRICAN LEADERS ON EBOLA 10:45 A.M. EDT      THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I want to welcome Presidents … [Read more...]

DOJ Statement on Walter Scott Shooting

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A Department of Justice Spokesperson issued the following statement on the police shooting in North Charleston, SC of unarmed Walter Scott: “The South Carolina Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation concurrent with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and are … [Read more...]

Michael Steele Troubled by Police Brutality

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(AURN) -- The former head of the Republican National Committee spoke candidly with AURN's April Ryan about the latest police shooting of an unarmed Black man. Among other things, Steele said, "This is a slope that we don't need to be on right now. It is reminiscent of a dark past." LISTEN:  More … [Read more...]

Fewer White House state dinner invites under Obama

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, center, offers a toast on stage to French President Francois Hollande at the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama has held the fewest number of state dinners since Harry S. Truman, who left office 62 years ago. In his first six years, Obama held just seven state dinners. He’ll hold at least two more this year, for the leaders of Japan, on April 28, 2015 and China, later in the year. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — An invitation to a White House state dinner has always been one of Washington's most sought-after tickets. There's the elegant setting, VIP guests in tuxedos and designer gowns and a four-course meal served up by America's most famous kitchen. But don't … [Read more...]

First male White House social secretary plans own exit

In this photo taken April 18, 2011, White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard is seen at the White House in Washington. The first man to ever serve as White House social secretary is now planning his own exit.The White House announced Wednesday that Bernard is leaving after four years in the high-profile post. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

By:  DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — The first man to ever serve as White House social secretary is now planning his own exit. The White House announced Wednesday that Jeremy Bernard is leaving after four years in the high-profile post. As social secretary, Bernard oversaw everything … [Read more...]

White House Correspondent April D. Ryan LIVE

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Source: Huffpost Live (Originally aired on March 30, 2015) April D. Ryan has spent nearly two decades as a White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks and she joins us to discuss her latest book "The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the 21st Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2015   Statement by the President on the 21st Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda   Twenty-one years ago today, a genocide began that would claim the lives of more than 800,000 Rwandan men, … [Read more...]