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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 […]


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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 […]


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Charges To Be Filed In Hazing Death

Authorities say they plan to file charges against five band members accused in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said on Tuesday that multiple defendants will be charged […]



[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 – […]



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 […]



FAMU Drum Major Death From Hazing

The Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band has been suspended indefinitely as law enforcement and an independent task force investigate the death of drum major Robert Champion.  Twenty-six-year-old Champion, a Southwest DeKalb High School graduate, died […]