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Philip Banks III, the top uniformed official in the New York City Police Department, has resigned as chief of department on the eve of a promotion. In a…

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., […]

Florida A&M University’s president James Ammons will keep his job while authorities investigate the hazing death of Robert Champion. Today Florida A&M’s board of trustees rejected a call by Gov. Rick Scott for Ammons to be suspended. Solomon Badger, the FAMU board chairman was quoted as saying, “We will stand firm against outside interference, no […]

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.

The New York Times is reporting about two incidents of abuse by the African-American sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho. In the San Jose State case, a woman claimed that she was told that she was beaten so she could understand what her ancestors went through during slavery. In the San Jose State case, Courtney Howard, a […]