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Virtual Book Club


The Presidency in Black and White

My Up-Close View of Four Presidents and Race in America

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Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House

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April Ryan, Mother, White House Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst, D.C. Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, Speakerand Author


This  Happy Women's Virtual Book Club is via Zoom for 3 gatherings and moderated discussion.

Book Club Dates are Three Tuesday Afternoons:

Tuesday, June 30th: 5:00 pm PST

First session is a 20 minute Welcome Introduction to the group before we begin reading the book.


Tuesday, July 21st: 5:00 pm PST

Session after we have completed The Presidency in Black and White is one hour. 


Tuesday, August 4th: 5:00 pm PST

Session after we have completed Under Fire is one hour. 

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before each meeting.
The $50 event price includes all 3 meetings.

April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era.  On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her “Fabric of America” news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners (millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates) a “unique urban and minority perspective in news.” Her position as a White House Correspondent has afforded her unusual insight into the racial sensitivities, issues, and attendant political struggles of our nation’s last presidents.​​


April can be seen almost daily on television as a political analyst on such programs as Outfront with Erin Burnett, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Real Time with Bill Maher  (among others).​

She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Elle magazines – to name a few.

April has served on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association. She is one of only three African Americans in the Association’s over 100-year history to serve on its board. She is also an esteemed member of the National Press Club.  In 2015, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author) for her first book. Shortly after, she became the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year. This year April was recognized as the 2019 Freedom of the Press Award Winner by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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Moderated by Jeri Bingham, Marketing Strategist and Podcaster of “Hush Loudly” on WGN Chicago Radio

Jeri Bingham is an experienced marketer with a successful career in higher education leadership, non-profit management and public relations. She has held leadership marketing positions at Resurrection University, March of Dimes, American Dental Association, Chicago State University and Leo Burnett USA.

In partnership with WGN Radio, Jeri recently launched a podcast, HushLoudly: Introverts Redefined, where she talks with guests (both introverts and extroverts) about the attributes of introversion, and the importance of embracing all personality types, at work and at play.

Deadline to Register is June 29th.
Invite Your Book Club & Other Friends to Join.

April Ryan Sign Up Form

Please support your local independent bookstores by purchasing The Presidency in Black and White and UNDER FIRE through which will direct you to a bookseller close to your home. If you prefer audiobooks, please purchase via

Once you sign up we'll send you an email to arrange payment and send Zoom links for the  3 April Ryan Virtual Book Club gatherings!

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