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Famu Band Death

Parents May Receive Compensation For Son's Hazing Death Under Florida Bill

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffer...

FAMU Hazing Prosecutor: 'Three Years In Prison Is Too Little'

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band memb...

FAMU Drum Major Now Facing Felony In Hazing Case

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misd...

Robert Champion's Family Rejects $300K Settlement, And Other HBCU Highlights This Week

Posted 11.09.2012 | Black Voices

In a week that saw mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastal towns recovering from storm damage, and the reintroduction of grassroots political mobilization ...

Champion Family Rejects Florida A&M Settlement Offer

Posted 11.09.2012 | College

Florida A&M University has offered to settle a lawsuit brought against the school by the parents of Robert Champion, a drum major in the college band ...

Famuan Editorial: Blame Champion And His Mom For His Death | Posted 11.19.2012 | College

So who's to blame for the death of Champion? The answer: Robert Champion and his parents. When news broke that FAMU wanted the charges dropped agai...

Robert Champion's Mother Calls For The 'Marching 100' To Disband

Posted 05.04.2012 | College

The parents of Robert Champion, a Florida A&M drum major in the famous "Marching 100," are calling for band's breakup until its alleged hazing culture...

FAMU Hazing; The Buck Speeds Past

James M. Lynch | Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime
James M. Lynch

James Ammons, FAMU president, surprised by a CNN reporter, responding to questions about the 'alleged hazing death' of FAMU student Robert Champion pretty much 'failed the test' of leadership when interviewed.

FAMU Students To Florida Gov.: 'We're Not Poor!' | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices

As the fallout from the FAMU hazing scandal continues, the attention has shifted from the campus to the state capitol. On Dec. 15, Florida Governo...

If the Marching 100 Can't Be Banned, then FAMU President James Ammons Should Resign

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 02.07.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

There are only two paths for Dr. James Ammons to handle the scandal that surrounds his beloved alma mater, Florida A&M University. He can ban the band for a minimum of four years, bringing a quick and reasonable start to the effort to end hazing within the band's ranks. Or he can resign.