Obama Speaks on Upcoming Africa Summit

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By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com President Obama held a press conference in the White House Briefing Room. His opening statement was on the news of the economy and jobs focusing in on the “six month streak” of continuous job creation. 200 thousand jobs have been created each month, a first … [Read more...]

African Young Leadership and Investment

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By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com President Obama, is looking to help raise up the next generation of leaders on the continent of Africa since the loss of leader and Icon Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa. 500 young African leaders are participating in a program to expand … [Read more...]

Convention Season: The Black Vote Sweet Spot

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN It's convention season, and politicos and politicians are making their rounds. The practice is continuing of  courting specific groups and the black vote during an election year, particularly in the ramp up to Presidential election.  Reince Prebius is set … [Read more...]

Tatum to Leave Spelman, WH Advisory Board

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The President of Spelman College, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., has determined it is time to move on, but not before finishing up her work at the Atlanta women's college and as an advisory board member of the White House Initiative on  HBCU's. April Ryan … [Read more...]

Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2014 Attached for release is an Executive Order signed today by the President regarding further amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order … [Read more...]

100th Day Since Abduction of Nigerian Girls

Kidnapped schoolgirls are seen at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.
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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com |AURN 100 days have passed since more than 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by an extremist Muslim group called Boko Haram. The National Security Council says they are working with the Nigerian lead investigators to get the girls back safely.  Next month, … [Read more...]

Malaysian Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

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(AURN) -- Malaysia Air has now been hit with tragedy twice in recent months. Is it a coincidence or are they both terror attacks. Washington bureau Chief April Ryan talks to someone in national security to find out if the incidents are linked. President Obama calls the incident a 'terrible … [Read more...]

 DOJ Fulfilling a Promise for Chicago

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The increasing numbers of deadly shootings in Chicago has the attention of Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder is fulfilling his plan to send help to President Obama's home town of Chicago. The Department of Justice is sending 7 additional AFT agents to … [Read more...]

April Ryan’s C-SPAN Interview with Jason Riley

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Courtesy: C-SPAN Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African Americans rise from poverty are ineffectual. He said that programs intended to help poor … [Read more...]

Statement on GOP Lawsuit

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 Statement by the Press Secretary It is disappointing that Speaker Boehner and Congressional Republicans have decided to waste time and taxpayer dollars on a political stunt. At a time when Washington … [Read more...]