Ask yourself what is worse. A date rape incident on a college campus or said incident being documented–and posted on social media.
Dante Martin, who prosecutors called the “ringleader” of the Florida A&M band hazing that ultimately caused the death of Robert Champion in 2011, was sentenced on Friday (Jan. 9) to six-and-a-half years in prison.
Florida A&M University‘s Board of Trustees has signed off on an 11-year partnership with former Rep. J.C. Watts to help produce a 24-hour, multi-platform Black Television News Channel.
Jurors in Charlotte, N.C. have decided to move forward in bringing a second indictment against the cop that shot an unarmed Black man looking for help after an accident last year. Jonathan Ferrell, 24, was killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, who was later charged with voluntary manslaughter in the case.
An officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina has been arrested and charged after allegedly shooting an unarmed man, the second such case nationally this weekend. Investigators also have reason to suspect the victim may have been seeking help from police when he was gunned down.
One of the suspects charged in the hazing death of Florida A&M student, Robert Champion has entered a guilty plea. According to his lawyer’s announcement Friday (March 8), Caleb Jackson will take responsibility for his role in the death of the drum major.
Twelve former members of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band are being charged with manslaughter for the 2011 hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Ten of the 12 accused were previously charged with felony hazing last May, but the prosecution announced today (March 4) that the charges have been upgraded to manslaughter. Additionally, two more […]
A newly released account of the hazing death of Florida A&M student, Robert Champion, has shed light on the story that has tarnished the school’s reputation. Champion, who died a year ago, was viciously beaten by members of the famed “Marching 100” group.
Brian Jones, will be the first of 12 former Florida A&M marching band members to be sentenced for his involvement in the “crossing Bus C” fatal hazing of 26-year-old Robert Champion. The 23-year-old pleaded no contest to felony hazing charges and attests that he was not one of the 100 marching band members aboard the bus, […]
Florida A&M University is looking to wash its hands clean of the hazing ritual that led to the death of Robert Champion. The student was a member of the school’s widely known marching band, and died during a trip with the group, last November. The University filed a motion Monday (Sept. 10) looking to dismiss […]
A trial date has been set for 11 of the 13 marching band members charged in the hazing death of Robert Champion. Circuit Judge Marc Lubet announced October 8 as the date when the accused will face legal action, but according to an attorney for one of the former band members, the trial won’t start […]
Florida A&M University’s band will not be allowed to march until sometime next year. The school’s president, James Ammons, announced Monday (May 14) that the marching band will be suspended until 2013. The announcement comes in lieu of news that 13 FAMU band members will face third-degree felony charges, for their participation in the hazing […]
Thirteen people involved in the fatal hazing of a Florida A&M University student have been charged for their roles in the act. State Attorney Lawson Lamar announced that 11 of the 13 people will face third-degree felony charges, for the death of Robert Champion, and could spend up to six years behind bars, while the remaining […]
Last week, four more members of FAMU’s marching 100 band were arrested on hazing-related charges that were not related to Robert Champion’s death. Since then, CNN has reported that the University’s president has decided to suspend all summer band camps and recruitment for other organizations. The President of FAMU’s Student Government Organization says, “This issue of hazing […]
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FAMU students eager to see Gucci Mane will have to wait for another time. The “So Icey” CEO is scrapping his plans to perform at FAMU’s upcoming homecoming concert. A group of students at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University protested his forthcoming “Gucci Mane & Friends” concert citing his violent lyrics and alleged gang relation. As […]