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Trayvon Martin should have turned 19 today, February 5. However, family members, friends and community activists are remembering the teen, who was killed two years ago, with two special events this weekend: a “Peace Walk” and Remembrance Dinner.
Well, it appears as though George Zimmerman finally has an opponent. Last week, we told you the former neighborhood watch volunteer agreed to a “celebrity” boxing match in the name of charity. Today we learned rapper DMX will take on Zimmerman.
President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark for its decision to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores. Obama says CVS is setting a “powerful example,” and says the decision will help his administration’s efforts to reduce tobacco-related deaths and disease and bring down health care costs.
Amy S. Hilliard will be the new president of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the largest Black-owned cosmetics company in the world. Hilliard, who was previously CEO, president and founder of The ComfortCake Company, LLC and The Hilliard Group, Inc, will take over as president on February 24.
HBCU Howard University will have to cut nearly 4 percent of its workforce, or approximately 200 jobs, according to Washington Post. The university has faced fiscal challenges in the past, but there’s no yet on exactly how many jobs will be cut. University spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton told the Washington Post that Howard “worked carefully to ensure no changes in public safety” and to “preserve services in student-facing and clinical areas.”