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FAMU Band Suspended For Another Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WAOK) — Florida A&M University’s famed marching band is being suspended until 2013. FAMU President James Ammons told the school’s board of trustees on Monday that he will keep The Marching 100 off […]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2012

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Too Much Truth Recap: Drum Major’s Family Wants to DisBand FAMU Marching Band

In recent news according to the AJC, The Family of a drum major from DeKalb County who died during a hazing incident says  Florida A&M University’s famed marching band should be disbanded. The family of […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2012

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Parents Of Robert Champion Say More Should Be Done Against Hazing

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP)-Almost six months ago Pam and Robert Champion received the news all parents dread. Robert Champion, Jr. had died while away at school. Robert Champion, then 26, was a drum major for one of […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2012

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13 Charged In FAMU Drum Major Hazing Death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says 13 people will be charged in the death of Florida A&M university drum major who died after being beaten during a hazing ritual in November. The prosecutor announced […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2012

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Charges On The Way In FAMU Drum Major Death

ORLANDO – (WAOK/AJC)   After months of investigating,  charges could soon be on the way for at least five band mates of former FAMU drum major Robert Champion,  Jr.,  who died after an alleged hazing […]

WAOK-AM–05/01/2012

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Georgia Lawmakers Consider Anti-hazing Bill

ATLANTA (AP)— State lawmakers are considering legislation that would toughen Georgia’s law on hazing in schools and colleges. The bill would ban any student convicted of hazing from enrolling inGeorgia’s K-12 schools, colleges and universities, even if the […]

WAOK-AM–02/01/2012

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FAMU Drum Major May Have Been Attacked Because He Was Gay

Orlando, Fl (Orlando Sentinel/WAOK)-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 […]

WAOK-AM–01/11/2012

Hazing Revealed: A Victim’s Perspective On College Band Initiation

Today on Powertalk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we took an inside look at hazing from a victim’s perspective.  Our special guest were Kesha Johnson a former HBCU Band member, and Mark Ellis a former band member.  They both […]

WAOK-AM–01/04/2012

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Another FAMU Hazing Report

Here is another report of hazing at Florida A and M University as reported in the AJC. Doretha Smith learned of Robert Champion’s death just hours after it happened. Her 21-year-old daughter woke her at […]

WAOK-AM–12/29/2011

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Drum Major Parents Will Sue FAMU

FAMU president James Ammons will get to keep his job for now. Florida Governor Rick Scott had asked the board of trustees to suspend Ammons while the investigation continues into the death of drum major […]

WAOK-AM–12/19/2011

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