FAMU Hazing

One man is awaiting sentencing in the hazing death of Florida A&M University band member Robert Champion. Former FAMU band player Dante Martin has been…

(CNN) — Florida A&M University, under fire in the hazing death of a drum major and over its finances, was put on probation for one…

  Via: Eurweb Brian Jones, who had previously pleaded not guilty before changing his plea to no contest, was sentenced on a charge of felony hazing resulting in death. The judge said if Jones didn’t abide by the sentencing order he would face up to 72 months in a state penitentiary, reports CBS. Jones will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.