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Robert Champion 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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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.

College Drum Major's Death Ruled A Homicide

Posted 12.18.2011 | College

By GARY FINEOUT AND KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida A&M University drum major was severely beaten in a hazing incident...