Selma 50 Years After Bloody Sunday

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com 50 years to the day, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama was the backdrop of a country racially divided.  For this historic anniversary, the bridge stands as a beacon of hope for the scores of people who waited to hear President Obama's reflections of the … [Read more...]

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...]

Prices at the Pump on the Decline

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN Gasoline prices are going down according to the White House.  Data from AAA supports that claim looking at the average price a year ago. Prices updated as of 9/15/2014 3:45am   Regular  Mid  Premium  Diesel  Current … [Read more...]

The Nation’s Inequality

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN In Washington, a new study on inequality has been released and it puts a spotlight on economic pain for those at the lower rungs of the financial ladder. Listen:  See: Haas Institute … [Read more...]

The Realities of the African Continent

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN It is the last day of the historic gathering for the US Africa Summit. The meeting, the largest assemblage of African Leaders by a President, is being seen as productive. U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chair Chris Coons says even as some … [Read more...]

A Profile of Secretary Jeh Johnson

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN Immigration is under the bipartisan microscope for an immediate fix when it comes to the recent influx of children from Central American countries illegally finding their way across United States borders. One person central to efforts to turn the tide on … [Read more...]

60 Years After Brown V. Board

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN It is the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Eduction and at the White House, President Obama is meeting with the families of the Plaintiffs, along with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the lead attorneys Jack Greenberg and William Coleman  on the eve of … [Read more...]

I Remember Madiba

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com The world is literally pausing, remembering this eras leader for justice, and equality. Nelson Mandela also known as Madiba, father of the nation is dead at the age of 95. Mandela's iconic life has made so many revel in his transcending efforts to change the … [Read more...]

Remembering President Kennedy and His Civil Rights Legacy

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com 50 years ago today in Dallas, Texas an assassin's bullet took the life of a young American President who only saw 3 years in the Oval Office. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963. For many it was more than a shift in history it was a rip … [Read more...]

The Fate of HBCUs

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com The Department of Education was the venue Wednesday for a meeting with Education Secretary Arnie Duncan and the new Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and black journalists. The hour-long session focused on changes … [Read more...]