From the Book Tour – January 28, 2015


The best in the business! @AnnCompton @AprilDRyan following @BookTV interview. Airs this wknd! @cspan — Jonelle Henry (@JonelleHenry) January 28, 2015 … [Read more...]

From the Book Tour 1/27/15


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

U.S. Conference of Mayors in DC


(AURN) -- Jobs, crime and police-community relations are among issues top of mind for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington.  The group met with Vice President Joe Biden Thurday on matters of community policing.  The city leaders pow-wow with President Obama today. AURN's April Ryan … [Read more...]

White House, Officials Honor MLK Day of Service

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2015 The President and First Lady, Vice President Biden, Cabinet Secretaries, and Senior Administration Officials Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service  WASHINGTON, DC – To honor the Dr. Martin … [Read more...]

State of the Union Preview


By: April Ryan | President Barack Obama delivers his 2015 State of the Union address on the anniversary of his sixth inauguration.  The speech will include themes on policing in light of the deaths of two unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, MO and New York. Next week, Vice … [Read more...]

The Department of Energy’s Fight Against Terror

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By: April Ryan, AURN | During their Friday press conference, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron focused mostly on international issues and specifically on negotiations with Iran. President Obama clarified during the press conference the US would not … [Read more...]

The White House responds to the 5th anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake


By: April Ryan, AURN | On January 12th, 2010 Haiti experienced a 7.0 Earthquake that left buildings in parts of the country in piles of rubble and scores homeless. Now, five years later the country has seen progress in its rebuild but there is concern over the countries … [Read more...]

2016 Proposal: Free tuition at Community Colleges


By: April Ryan, | AURN The example is in action in two states and President Barak Obama is moving forward with plans to in his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal to Congress offering free tuition for two year community colleges in this nation. President Obama is using the program … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Andrae Crouch

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2015 Statement by the President on the Passing of Andrae Crouch Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of music legend Pastor Andrae Crouch. Pastor Crouch grew up the son of a minister in … [Read more...]

Twists and Turns and the Black Perspective: 2014 Year in Review

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By: April Ryan, | 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...]