U.S. Unemployment, Youth and Summer Jobs

(AURN) -- The jobs numbers are out.  There were 280 thousand jobs created last moth continuing the longest job growth streak, but there are at least two groups whose unemployment numbers rose. Black and teen unemployment numbers rose upward.  When we look at the summer months and the teen jobless … [Read more...]

O’Malley Announces for President

Baltimore, MD —This morning, Governor Martin O’Malley is announcing his intentions to seek the Democratic Nomination for the President of the United States. His remarks—as prepared for delivery—are below: 1. Introduction My fellow Americans. I want to talk with you today about The … [Read more...]

Obama: Hurricane Season and Global Warming

(AURN) -- June 1st is the start of Hurricane season that lasts until November 30th. President Obama is warning of stronger storms because of global warming. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan. LISTEN:  More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

Hillary Names African American Outreach Director

Source: hillaryclinton.com Hillary Clinton has tapped a former Congressional Black Caucus Executive Director to serve as the African American outreach director on her campaign – LaDavia Drane. ·         Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought to strengthen African American families and … [Read more...]

Obama to Kenya Amid Terror Concerns

(AURN) -- President Obama is traveling to Kenya this summer, the birthplace of his father. But Kenya, has been dealing with issues of terror.  White House Correspondent April Ryan reports, no matter the recent terror attacks in Kenya, the President's trip is a go. LISTEN:  … [Read more...]

Former Baltimore Mayor Chimes in on Unrest

(AURN) -- More federal visits are on tap for Baltimore after the riots which followed the funeral of 25 year-old Freddie Gray. Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan talked with former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, who said he would focus on summer jobs and other opportunities for youth in reaction … [Read more...]

White House Fighting Poverty in America

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The White House says President Obama is familiar with the blight in Baltimore and that he has been working to correct the problem. White House Correspondent April Ryan says the Executive Office has a few keys to the turn the poverty and blight around in cities like Baltimore, … [Read more...]

Meet the Press Roundtable

Source: NBC News Chuck Todd hosts a discussion about how events in Baltimore are shaping the presidential election. … [Read more...]

Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B … [Read more...]

President Obama Addresses Baltimore Unrest

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Baltimore is not seeing the violence of yesterday but President Obama chimes in on what is happening in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray who was killed at the hands of White Baltimore City Police Officers. White House Correspondent April Ryan reports:  … [Read more...]