The Loving Story

The Loving Story at International Center of Photography
By MARTHA SCHWENDENER (NYT)

The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet portrays the Lovings, a Virginia couple at the center of a storm about interracial marriage, as accidental heroes.

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NEW THIS MORNING

WINNERS AND LOSERS: Its nice when the state publishes maps to help figure out this weeks winners and losers. But redistricting wasnt the only newsjust ask NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly: http://bit.ly/zyRX1x

REDISTRICTING PLAN SHORTCHANGES CITY VOTERS: The proposed Senate districts unveiled yesterday systematically under-represent New York City voters and over-represent upstate voters: http://bit.ly/AB0FLH

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Redistricting maps protect Senate Republicans stronghold in Long Island by breaking up Hispanic neighborhoods in Suffolk County and African-American ones in Nassau, the Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/AcPDh9

* A venerable law firm, Chadbourne & Parke, is close to signing a deal to relocate to 1 World Trade Center, joining Condé Nast Publications as another prime tenant in the new building, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/ylmKsr

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key union leader said the investigation into city Comptroller John Lius fundraising complicates the effort to revamp the citys pension boards, the Wall Street Journal says: http://on.wsj.com/A3Dir3

* A struggling public school in SoHo is likely to lose federal grant money that was helping it improve, since the Bloomberg administration assumed it was improving on its own, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/x5BBpE

* In an attempt to get his party on the ballot for the upcoming presidential race in November, Rent Is Too Damn High Party leader Jimmy McMillan wants a recount of the 2010 gubernatorial election, the Daily News notes: http://nydn.us/zbSrdL

* Sources say the Manhattan District Attorneys Office doubts it can prove the rape case against local TV anchor Greg Kelly, in part because of the lag between the alleged attack and the reporting of it, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/wj4ii7

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African-American – News

African-American – News January 27, 2012

Al Sharpton Schools GOP Rep On
Al Sharpton Schools GOP Rep On “Fairness” In Heated Exchange (WTLC-AM Indianapolis)
When Rev. Al Sharpton attempted to get Rep. Tim Huelskamp to truthfully examine fairness in our tax code in a heated exchange on his MSNBC show, PoliticsNation , he clumsily dodged the issue at each opportunity, reports HuffingtonPost.com . Building on President Barack Obama ‘s State of the Union references to billionaire Warren Buffett ‘s … (more)
Sundance 2012: Spike Lee’s co-writer joins the race conversation (Philadelphia’s WB 17)
Director Spike Lee, director James McBride, actor Clarke Peters and actor Nate Parker attend Day 3 of the Variety Studio at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Jan.

Octavia Spencer Among ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ Honorees (BroadwayWorld)
ESSENCE’s 2012 Black Women in Hollywood event will honor leading actresses Kerry Washington , Paula Patton , Octavia Spencer and Pam Grier along with executive producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes .

What you really need to know about black women (CNN)
Soledad O’Brien chronicles the journey of eight African-American entrepreneurs in “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley” atA 8 p.m. And 11 p.m. ET February 11 and 12.

Teen births: Nearly half in state are to Hispanics (TheDay.Com)
Yanisha Claudio, 15, right, hands her son, Jordan, to Jennifer Colon of the Nurturing Families Network during a recent home visit in Hartford.

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