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Famu Hazing Death

Ex-Band Member Guilty Of Manslaughter In Hazing Case

AP | Kyle Hightower | Posted 10.31.2014 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed...

Jail Time For Hazing Death

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 03.29.2014 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member on Friday became the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing deat...

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...

Suspect In FAMU Hazing Death Files Written Plea

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney for the last of the suspects charged in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major during a hazing ritual says his...

Robert Champion's Roommate Enters Plea In Hazing Case

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The roommate of the Florida A&M drum major who died in a hazing ritual in 2011 has pleaded no contest to hazing charges. During a st...

12 Charged With Manslaughter In Drum Major's Death

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 05.04.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Twelve former Florida A&M University band members were charged Monday with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major...

Scandals Threaten FAMU's Accredidation

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University is being placed on a year-long probation by a regional accrediting panel after a series of scandals at the...

FAMU Remembers Robert Champion

Posted 11.20.2012 | College

Florida A&M University marked one year since drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death by fellow members of the university's famed Marching 100 b...

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 mobilizat...

FAMU Hazing Death Triggers State Investigation, Arrests

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 10.28.2012 | College

The director of special events at Florida A&M University has been arrested and charged with eight counts of fraud related to travel expenses, accordin...

Beyond Hazing, Problems Continue To Mount At FAMU

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.10.2012 | College

Florida A&M University has some problems, and the Board of Trustees is trying to figure out how repair the state's only public Historically Black Coll...

FAMU President Makes Anti-Hazing Proposal

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 08.04.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The head of Florida A&M University proposed stringent requirements Monday for membership in the school's famed marching band...

Defendant Says Robert Champion Wanted To Be Hazed

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 07.23.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Robert Champion was known for his opposition to the hazing rampant in the Florida A&M University marching band, but he was vying...

FAMU Band Members Get Hazing Charges Over Manslaughter

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 07.03.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Now that 13 people have been charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major, the future is murky for a f...

Thirteen Face Charges After Drum Major's Hazing Death

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thirteen people were charged Wednesday in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the U.S., accused in the de...

New Developments In FAMU Band Death

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (Associated Press) — Detectives have turned over evidence to prosecutors in the alleged hazing death of a Florida A&M marching band me...

FAMU Hazing Scandal: Family Sues Bus Owner Over Band Hazing Death

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. — The parents of a Florida A&M band member who died after being hazed filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the owner and ...

ACLU Questions FAMU's Ban On Student Groups

AP | Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is criticizing Florida A&M University's decision to cancel a summer band camp and b...

Four More FAMU Band Members Charged

AP | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as the Clones were punched or paddled while they played music during a haz...

Why We Cannot Wait: NBJC Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

If King were alive today, he would question whether HBCUs are equipped to serve LGBT students who are victims of anti-gay harassment or domestic violence. He would rally young people and administrators to take action before we lose another black life.

Family To Sue Owner Of Bus Where FAMU Student Died

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The parents of a Florida A&M band member who died after a hazing ritual last November said they will sue the company that owns the bu...

FAMU Band Member Was Beaten So Badly She Broke Her Thigh, 3 Face Charges

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN and GARY FINEOUT | Posted 02.12.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The freshman Florida A&M band member who was beaten so badly she could barely walk was picked on in part because she was deemed t...

FAMU President Reprimanded By Board Of Trustees After Hazing Death

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 02.08.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees voted Thursday to publicly reprimand the school's president rather than place him on ...