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Grits & Biscuits ATL: No VIP, No Bottle Service, No Hollywood Lines, No Judgment

What if I were to tell you that a digital marketing manager, director of marketing and a philosophy professor’s God given talent was to recreate the college house party experience for you as an adult? Would […]

11/03/2014

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No Jail Time In FAMU Hazing Death

The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year’s hazing death of  Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion has avoided jail time but will spend more than two years on probation. Brian Jones was […]

10/22/2012

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FAMU President Resigns In Wake Of Band Hazing Death

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M President James Ammons has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit. Ammons resigned Wednesday in a […]

07/11/2012

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13 Face Charges In FAMU Drum Major Death

A prosecutor says 13 people will be charged in the death of a Florida A&M university drum major who died after being beaten during a hazing ritual in November. Florida State Attorney Lawson Lamar announced the charges at […]

05/02/2012

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4 More Charged With Hazing At FAMU

According to the Associated Press, police records released Friday reveal that pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as the Clones were punched or paddled while they played music during a hazing initiation. […]

01/21/2012

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FAMU Drum Major May Have Been Attacked Because He Was Gay

Ever since the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion in November, questions have been raised about why he was targeted by fellow band members for the fatal beating. Champion’s parents have now […]

01/11/2012

Powertalk: Hazing… Bigger Issue Than We Thought!

On today’s Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White, we addressed hazing and the FAMU scandal. Our special guests were Kesha, a former HBCU band member, and Walter Woods, spokesman for Dekalb Couty Public Schools.

12/15/2011

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[POLL/VIDEO] FAMU Drum Major’s Parents Speak Out – As Students Ask For Director’s Return

The parents of the late FAMU drum major believed to be the victim of hazing spoke out publicly today, making their intentions known as some at the historically black college demand that the director – […]

11/28/2011

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Funeral Services Scheduled For FAMU Drum Major, Parents Sue School

The parents of Robert Champion, the Florida  A&M University drum major who died Nov. 19 after a band performance will bury their son this week as they also announce their plan to sue the university over […]

11/28/2011

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