Clarence B. Jones, Advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Visits the White House


Source: President Obama welcomed Clarence B. Jones — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s personal attorney and advisor — to the White House. Jones, now 84, has a storied career. In addition to being Dr. King's advisor and counsel, he was also his draft speech writer and played an … [Read more...]

The Conversation Begins


And the conversation begins with these two incredible women in the media! @KarenHolmesWard @AprilDRyan @BUHTC — Noelia Valero (@Noelia_Valero) February 3, 2015 … [Read more...]

Best in the Business


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

The Urban Component to President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Eric Chalmers, a staff assistant with the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, unboxes copies of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposal to distribute to staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

By: April Ryan, AURN | President Obama has proposed a 4 trillion dollar budget, it increases spending after caps were put in place four years ago by congress to fix the federal deficit.  Also, the budget has a particular focus on urban America that includes HBCU grants and efforts to … [Read more...]

Our Book Journey 1/30/15


"...there are odds that are institutional, uncalled for, and simply hard to change."~ @AprilDRyan #FF #goodread — Vanessa Williams (@williamsvanessa) January 30, 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...]