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From the stage of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at the second-annual Platform Summit, held October 24-26, 2014 on the campus of Morehouse College,…

The family of Robert Champion, the drum major for the Florida A&M who was hazed to death back in 2011, has finally received some justice.…

After a yearlong penalty, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is in the clear. According to reports, a regional accrediting organization voted to end the school’s…

A 24-year-old former FAMU football player was shot and killed by the police after surviving a car crash and seeking help. Jonathan Ferrell crashed his…

Florida A&M University President James Ammons has announced that the school’s famed marching band is being suspended for at least one more school year as officials continue to address the hazing culture that led to the death of drum major Robert Champion. Ammons said FAMU’s Marching 100 should be suspended at least until a new […]

Florida authorities have announced charges against 13 people in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major and Southwest DeKalb High School graduate Robert Champion. According to CNN, the attorney for Champion’s family called the death a murder and said relatives were “disappointed” that more severe charges were not filed. Florida authorities said 11 […]

DeKalb County Schools has lifted a ban on marching band activities that it instituted in December in the wake of the hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion, a Southwest DeKalb High School graduate. In making the announcement, DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said the school district will continue to look into […]

CBS News is reporting on 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. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann met the parents, Robert and Pam Champion, in Orlando, Fla., […]

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. Champion was a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School. CF News 13 reports: In a […]

DeKalb County school officials have announced the suspension of all marching band activities following the alleged hazing incidents at Florida A&M University. School system officials announced Wednesday that all marching band activities in DeKalb would be suspended pending an investigation of possible inappropriate behavior among band members, alumni advisors, band directors and others. Robert Champion, […]

Southwest DeKalb High School graduate Robert Champion, 26, was found unresponsive in a parked bus in front of a hotel in Orlando, Florida. The tragedy occurred after FAMU’s (Florida A&M) football team lost to Bethune-Cookman (November 19), investigators suspect it is a result of hazing. In Florida, if any deaths are the result of hazing […]