FAMU Hazing

From CBS News: There’s been a new twist in the Florida A&M hazing investigation, as the parents of a student who was beaten to death in November tell CBS News something previously unknown about him: Robert Champion Jr. was gay. SEE ALSO: Beverly Johnson Reveals “Price” Of Fame Haitian Children Remain In Adoption Limbo CBS […]

With all the fallout from the hazing death of a young drum major at Florida A&M University last month, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) announced today that she will introduce a federal anti-hazing bill. Congress is currently on recess and will not take up the measure until after the New Year. SEE ALSO: Obama To Bomb […]

ORLANDO-The death of FAMU drum major, Robert Champion, has been ruled a homicide by The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office. There is now word as to who if any members of the FAMU band will be charged in his death. CF News 13 reports: In a statement, the Medical Examiner said Champion displayed symptoms of […]

For all of the tears shed and pain felt in the aftermath of Robert Champion’s death, it is likely that the practice of hazing will continue. We need only review the number of young men and women who died before Champion took his final breath. SEE ALSO: Occupy Protesters Shut Down Ports Sandusky’s Last Shot […]

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The funeral for a Florida A&M University drum major turned into a call for action Wednesday as speakers urged for an end to the hazing linked to the death of Robert Champion. See also: FAMU Hazing Persisted Despite Suspensions, Probes Hundreds of friends and family crowded the pews at a church near […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The fired director of Florida A&M’s famed “Marching 100” band said he repeatedly warned university leaders over two decades about the dangers of hazing and that he’s been made the scapegoat for a band member’s death in which the practice is suspected. Julian White, 71, said he suspended 26 band members […]

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Florida A&M University had a “culture of hazing” that led to the recent death of a marching band member, an attorney for the student’s family said Monday. See also: Attorney says suit planned in FAMU band death See also: Caribbean Culture Has Infused Miami For Over 100 Years Attorney Christopher Chestnut said […]

(AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The longtime director of Florida A&M University’s famed marching band was fired Wednesday as the fallout from a drum major’s suspected hazing death deepened. Florida’s governor said state investigators would join the probe and the college announced an independent review led by a former state attorney general. See also: Hazing Looked […]

The president of Florida A&M University has announced Tuesday he will be suspending the school’s famous Marching 100 band until investigators establish what led to a member’s death last weekend.