White House Monitors Ferguson, MO

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WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The White House continues to keep an eye on the situation in Ferguson Missouri. The US Attorney General has traveled to town to quell the riots after the fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown. But sources tell our April Ryan there was at least some talk about President … [Read more...]

April Ryan & General Kip Ward Talk About #BringBackOurGirls

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Courtesy: Black America Web White House Correspondent April Ryan is in for Roland Martin and talks to General Kip Ward about the #BringBackOurGirls campaign and the allegations that the girls will be released soon. LISTEN: … [Read more...]

Grand Jury Testimony Leaked in Ferguson Case

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April Ryan reports - LISTEN:  WASHINGTON -- The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. The report … [Read more...]

Unrest in St. Louis

April Ryan

(AURN) -- Police involved fatal shootings in Missouri are on the radar of the Obama Administration as more protests continue stemming from two separate fatal shootings where two teens were left dead. April Ryan reports - LISTEN:  … [Read more...]

Washington Post: Report: Voter ID laws reduce turnout more among African American and younger voters

Laws requiring voters to show identification when they cast a ballot impact have a greater impact on African Americans and younger voters than on other racial and age groups, according to a new analysis. The report, issued Wednesday by the General Accounting Office [pdf], found that fewer African … [Read more...]

Preventing the Spread of Ebola

April Ryan

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The White House has announced enhanced screenings for five American airports to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States. April Ryan reports:  … [Read more...]

The Global Crisis of Ebola

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com |AURN President Obama held a meeting Monday with his cabinet on Ebola as the administration says the whole of government is involved in this crisis. The President says this is “not charity” and welcomes volunteers from the private sector to help bolster the … [Read more...]

Obama Remarks at CBC Awards Dinner

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 27, 2014 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS AWARDS DINNER Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. 9:06 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, CBC! (Applause.) Thank you so … [Read more...]

Why repealing Obamacare has Lost Steam

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Source: MSNBC Though the idea of repealing Obamacare has lost steam with Republicans, the law still isn’t providing the big electoral windfall for Democrats that some predicted. Carrie Sheffield, April Ryan and Beth Fouhy discuss with Steve Kornacki. … [Read more...]

Statement on Congressional Authorization to Train Syrian Opposition

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 18, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION TO TRAIN SYRIAN OPPOSITION State Dining Room 7:00 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: … [Read more...]