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November 28th, 2011
01:17 PM ET

Engage: Legal action against FAMU after death of drum major

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Family of drum major to sue FAMU after death; Florida A&M band director wants his job back
The family of Robert Champion, the Florida A&M drum major who died in an suspected hazing incident, will sue the school.  Dr. Julian White, FAMU's former band director, was fired after Champion's death. He released a statement hinting at legal action if his job is not reinstated. - MyFoxTampaBay.com

Economy decreases birth rate; decline sharpest among Latinos
All Americans are having fewer children, but the most significant dip is among Hispanics - 17.6 % from 2007 and 2010, according to preliminary 2010 data from the National Center for Health Statistics. - USA Today

Profile: African-American atheists
"Given the cultural pull toward religion, less than one-half of a percent of African-Americans identify themselves as atheists, compared with 1.6 percent of the total population ... Black atheists, then, find they are a minority within a minority."  –The New York Times

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