Hazing

A Black firefighter sues the New York City Fire Department. It has a history of diversity issues.

Police reopened a criminal investigation into hazing at Alpha Phi Alpha at Virginia Tech. This comes after the university failed to follow its own protocol of sharing the results of its investigation with local authorities.

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a Buffalo State College basketball player. His family believes he was made to drink something toxic while pledging for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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 move that has shocked many, the force’s highest-ranking African American stepped down just before he was to take a new position as first deputy commissioner under William Bratton. According to […]

The death of Florida A&M Drum Major Robert Champion has reignited the age-old discussion surrounding hazing and initiation practices amongst college students.  Last week, three…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Authorities looking into the death of a Florida A&M University drum major opened a new investigation after they uncovered possible employee fraud and misconduct at the school, according to documents released Wednesday. Meanwhile, there was more fallout in Georgia. An Atlanta-area school district suspended all marching band activities at 21 high schools […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Student government leaders at Florida A&M University are asking students to join them in pledging to end hazing at the school after a marching band member died last month. SEE ALSO:  How Jerry Sandusky Played The New York Times The group will hold a rally Monday evening at Gaither Gymnasium. Students […]

BOSTON-Players at a basketball camp in Beverly, Massachusetts claim they were were forced to eat Oreo cookies that were drenched in semen, according to police. Two students claim that they were urged to play a game called “wet biscuit” in which the loser was forced to eat the semen soaked Oreos. The Eagle Tribune reports: […]

The recent death of Florida A&M band-member, Robert Champion, has once again put the spotlight on the issue of hazing on college campuses. College students seeking membership into fraternities, sororities — or in Champion’s case, competitive bands — many times endure physical and mental hazing rituals that are extremely dangerous to their health. The physical […]

MIAMI— The family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died of suspected hazing will sue the school, an attorney said Friday. The family of Robert Champion, 26, is spending the holiday weekend planning Champion’s funeral, attorney Christopher Chestnut told The Associated Press. The Atlanta resident was found unresponsive on a bus parked outside […]