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FAMU Hazing Trial Pushed To September

The trial of five defendants in the hazing murder of FAMU drum major Robert Champion of Decatur, Ga. has been pushed back to September. At a hearing Monday, Judge Renee Roche agreed to push the […]


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FAMU Halt Of Presidential Search Under Fire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of the Florida A&M University board is being asked to explain his decision to suspend a search for a new president. The faculty representative on FAMU’s board plans Thursday […]


More Than What It Appears To Be!

On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques- White we talked about the murder of the Mississippi mayoral candidate. We had Author Dennis Kimbro on to talk about his new book, “The Wealth Choice”. We also discussed […]


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FAMU Says It’s Making Big Changes To Battle Hazing

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M University officials say in a new report that they’re making sweeping changes to battle hazing at the school. FAMU on Wednesday submitted a 27-page response to a blistering report issued […]


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Fla. Board Hears Report On FAMU Hazing

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The board that governs Florida’s universities is discussing a blistering report that contends Florida A&M University officials failed to follow state laws and regulations on hazing in the years leading up to […]


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Champion Family Rejects FAMU’s Offer To Settle Lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE – (WAOK/AJC)  –  The parents of Robert Champion Jr.,  are not happy with Florida A&M University’s  offer to end their lawsuit.   Attorney Chris Chestnut,  says the Champions are insulted that the university offered the […]


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FAMU To Settle Champion Death Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)— Florida A&M University wants to try to settle a family’s lawsuit against the school over the hazing death of a band member. FAMU trustees on Thursday voted to enter a voluntary mediation […]


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FAMU Keeps Interim President After Hazing Scandal

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M University is keeping its interim president as it searches for a permanent leader and tries to rebuild its image after a culture of hazing was uncovered. Trustees on Wednesday officially […]


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Florida A&M President To Resign Immediately

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP/WAOK) –  Florida A&M University President James Ammons, who has been under fire since the hazing death of a marching band member, is immediately stepping down from his job. Ammons has reached an agreement […]


FAMU Trustees To Discuss Anti-Hazing Plan

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M University trustees will discuss a sweeping anti-hazing plan at an all-day retreat. The FAMU board is meeting this week on campus. During the first day the board will discuss the […]