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Famu Hazing

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...

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 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 ...

ANOTHER Hazing Incident At FAMU

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.22.2012 | College

Florida A&M University has placed the Kappa Psi Psi professional sorority on "inactive status," interim President Dr. Larry Robinson announced last we...

FAMU Interim President Takes Anti-Hazing Message To The Pulpit - Literally | Posted 12.16.2012 | College

Interim President Larry Robinson delivered details of his national anti-hazing plan to the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church congregation Sunday mornin...

Texas Students Kicked Off Band, Lose Scholarships For Hazing

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

By Patricia Gras HOUSTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Texas Southern University removed 10 students from its marching band and suspended them f...

Tyler Kingkade

Robert Champion's Mother: He Wasn't Hazed, He Was Murdered | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.09.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Days before 12 former members of the Florida A&M University Marching 100 go on trial in connection with the hazing death of drum major Rob...

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...

Florida A&M and the Death of Accountability and Caring

William K. Black | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
William K. Black

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has just filed a legal pleading that exemplifies the moral bankruptcy and the shirking of accountability by elites that has become emblematic of the last ten years.

New Anti-Hazing Requirement For All FAMU Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2012 | College

Want to take classes at Florida A&M University? You'll need to sign this anti-hazing pledge first. Starting in the spring, students will need to si...

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...

New Revelations Around FAMU Hazing Death

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.09.2012 | College

Before a horrifying hazing tradition resulted in a student's death and a national spotlight shifted upon Florida A&M University, the Orlando Sentinel ...

FAMU President Receives No-Cofidence Vote

Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

Florida A&M University president James Ammons is under intense scrutiny after the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion in November 2011. Last we...

An American Tradition: Change the College Culture of Hazing

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.04.2012 | College
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

I've heard many an excuse for hazing. It builds character. It creates unbreakable bonds and "memories" you all will laugh about for the rest of your life. I don't think it's all that funny. In fact, the entire premise leaves me pretty sick.

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...

Equation for a Hate Crime: How Hazing and Homophobia Could Have Played a Role in FAMU's Robert Champion Jr. Death

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

Was Champion's death a hazing act that went wrong, or is there something more? What is not being readily discussed in this hazing death is why, in his case, the beating he received was severe enough to kill him.

Robert Champion Death: Hazing or Hate Crime?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Robert Champion, Jr.'s murder may never be solved. Those who struck the fatal blows may never disclose whether they used the guise of hazing and accidental homicide to cover up an intended hate crime.

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

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

New Questions Emerge In FAMU Hazing Case | ROBBIE BROWN | Posted 03.13.2012 | College


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...