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Post hazing and clamp on band, FAMU president ponders future

by Kanya Stewart
NNPA News Service

The Associated Press on Wednesday reported that Robert Champion, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major whose hazing death on a bus Nov. 19 created a furor in colleges and the nation, asked to go through the ritual that led to his death. The report followed a review of 2,300-plus pages of evidence, including statements from students who were there.

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‘Wilmington Ten’ petition for pardons

by Cash Michaels
NNPA News Service

RALEIGH, N.C. – Seven survivors and the families of three deceased members of the Wilmington Ten – 1970s civil rights activists convicted 40 years ago of conspiracy charges to commit violence – are scheduled to formally petition North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue on Thursday (May 17) to grant each wronged activist a formal pardon.

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