Many point to the September 1970 contest between the University of South California Trojans vs. the University of Alabama Crimson Tide as the first racially integrated college football game in the South. However, a contest between the Florida A&M Rattlers and the University of Tampa Spartans happened a year prior, but it is often overlooked. […]

Joe Bullard, Program Director WHBX-FM 96.1 JAMZ & The Voice of FAMU’s Marching 100 talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his work with…


FAMU’s the Marching 100 impressed fans after creating the widely popular “Kermit Drinking Tea” meme during their halftime performance at the Florida Classic. Watch the…

01/13/14- Roland Martin talks with Elmira Mangum about being elected Florida A&M University’s first female president. For iPhone users:

This band has learned its lesson and is ready to move on. Read more (Pic Courtesy: Florida A&M University)


The Florida A&M Rattlers have named Trayvon Martin‘s father, Tracy Martin, an honorary captain for the upcoming season. Martin spoke to the team during practice…

The university has added new academic requirements for band members and a zero-tolerance policy. The fatal hazing incident happen  in 2011 do think the suspension was long enough?

Do you think this was the right decision? Source The Florida A&M Board of Trustees has issued a vote of “no confidence” against FAMU president James Ammons. The vote was 8-4. “I hear you loudly and clearly,” Ammons said after the vote. “I understand there are measures I have to take, as president of […]

National is reporting that the Florida A&M University marching band will remain suspended through the 2012-2013 academic year while the school works to set new rules following the fatal hazing of a band member, Robert Champion, university President James Ammons said in a conference call Monday with trustees. Read More RELATED STORIES: 10 Horrific College […]


Florida A&M University’s board of trustees approved plans to create an independent committee to study hazing Monday as well as a memorial to a marching band member who police say died after being punched and paddled during a hazing ritual. reports that  the death of Robert Champion Jr., the 26-year-old Florida A&M University student and drum major who died last month after a suspected hazing incident, has been ruled a homicide, according to a medical examiner.  Read More:

Robert Champion, 26, was found unresponsive in a parked bus in front of a hotel in Orlando, Florida. The tragedy occurred after FAMU’s (Florida A&M) football team lost to Bethune-Cookman (November 19), investigators suspect it is a result of hazing. In Florida, if any deaths are the result of hazing it is considered to be […]