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During homecoming this past weekend, Georgia State University crowned its newest Royal Court, including Norae Woodard as the 2017-2018 Ms. Georgia State University, making her the sixth consecutive Black Ms. GSU since 2012. Georgia State University is the most diverse institution in the state of Georgia and is No. 1 in the nation for awarding…

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It’s that time of year again that brings joy to thousands of HBCU students, commencement. Several top tier HBCUs have announced exciting speakers for 2015. Take a look at this year’s lineup, starting with the top ranked HBCU in the United States:   Spelman College Donna Brazile  

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  A former band leader at Florida A&M University will have to serve the next six years of his life in prison for the hazing death of a fellow band member. Dante Martin, 27, and 15 other FAMU band members were charged for the death of Robert Champion while hazing him in 2011. Prosecutors said…

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An ex-FAMU band member was convicted this past Friday (Oct. 31) of manslaughter in relation to a hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C” that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion in 2011. According to prosecutors, Dante Martin, 27, was known among the group as “the president of Bus C,” and was responsible…

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Twelve former band members now face charges of manslaughter in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion. State Attorney Jeff Ashton also filed charges against two more band members. The new charges were announced at a hearing Monday. Last spring, 10 band members were charged with third-degree felony hazing. If convicted, each will result in…

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Florida Agricultural Mechanical University’s homecoming week has arrived and students and alumni will celebrate with an elaborate coronation, a much anticipated football game, spirited tailgating, a lively step show and a number of concerts featuring the top names in hip-hop and R&B. FAMU has a storied history of providing education to individuals who went on to…

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– Edgy drama inspired by internationally known Los Angeles Serial Killer case focuses on detective, journalist and community organizer hunting the killer. “Dancing With Rip,” is the first movie inspired by the South Central Los Angeles serial killer case, “Grim Sleeper.”  The film is being produced by Nyjo Brennen, Florida A&M alum, who most recently produced…

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Georgia State University outpaced every college in America to become the top school to graduate blacks in the nation, according to a report from Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The downtown-based Atlanta school awarded 1,262 degrees to black Americans in  2012, surpassing every HBCU school, including Florida A&M University and North Carolina A&T State University.…

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  The fate of the FAMU “Marching 100” has finally been decided. According to The Associated Press, FAMU’s famed marching band is being suspended until2013. The announcement was made Monday by the school’s president, James Ammons, at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. During the meeting Ammons said that he wanted to ensure…

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The Florida A&M band members responsible for brutally beating Robert Champion on a band bus have been charged with felony and misdemeanor hazing. In total, 13 FAMU students have been charged. Eight students were charged with felony hazing for inflicted the most sever physical punishment on Champion. Florida State Attorney Lawson Lamar said 11 of the…

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