I’ve kinda been on a black women in black history kick. [Aside from Monday because, SUPER BOWL]
Because I am one. Because I was raised by one. And because I’m raising/raised? one.
And I love us. A LOT.
We’re innovative, and brilliant, and beautiful, and funny AND SHADY AF.

aunties baby

Dis auntie’s baby, y’all. And she don’t care if the ENTIRE FACEBOOK knows she don’t like your boyfriend.
Yes, Yes…I know the rest of y’all are tryna get on our level.So please don’t with the, “but all…”

BECAUSE LISTEN.

We been doin’ this for a long time. And the older we get, the more fucks we lose.

Like today’s BHFOTD, April D. Ryan, former White House Correspondent.

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The internet is undefeated guys. Everybody can get it.

April D. Ryan is a graduate of Morgan State University (HBCU alumni!)and was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater in 2017. She began her media career as a jazz disc jockey before turning to reporting. Ryan has been a member of the White House press corps for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997 and has long been the only black female reporter among the White House correspondents. She is a member of the National Press Club and is one of only three African Americans to have served on the board of the White House Correspondent’s Association.

As a White House correspondent, Ryan has covered four presidential administrations. Following the election of President Donald Trump, Ryan gained notoriety in 2017 after notable exchanges with him and his press secretary Sean Spicer. At a February press conference, when Trump began talking about “inner city places” and urban crime, she asked him if he planned to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). He responded by telling her to set up the meeting with them before asking, “Are they friends of yours?” Because OBVIOUSLY all black people know each other.

As one of the few African Americans in the White House press corps, Ryan is often the only journalist asking questions on issues concerning minorities, which she has come to resent. She said in an interview in May 2017, “Why can’t the dynamic of all people be in that room? Why can’t it be? All people are covered under the White House. Am I correct? So I really dislike that, but I have no qualms with it. If you want to call me a black reporter, I am the black reporter who also asks other issues and questions on China, Russia, Syria, North Korea. So if you want to label me a black reporter, I’LL BE DAT [I’m kiddin’…she actually said I take it with a badge of honor. But she meant what *I* said.].”

In May 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan as the “Journalist of the Year”. She joined CNN as a political analyst in 2017.

Her first book, The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, was published in 2015 and won an NAACP Image Award. Her second book, At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White, was published in 2016. Her work has also appeared in Politico. Her blog, Fabric of America, is devoted to minority issues and stories in the United States.

 

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