Atlanta Football Classic Set For September 29

The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, presented by 100 Black Men of Atlanta and one of the nation’s largest Black college football games, will pit Florida A&M University against Southern University on the gridiron on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Georgia Dome.

The event is also 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s largest fundraiser for its mentoring, academic support and scholarship program, Project Success. But the Classic is far more than just a game between two fine Black colleges. It’s an HBCU and an Atlanta tradition! Kickoff takes place at 3:30 pm.

Legendary 10-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and Atlanta’s own Future have been added to the line-up of the Classic’s halftime show to be themed “One Love. One Music. One Culture,” as they join Doug E. Fresh, “The original human beatbox,” in performing.

Florida A&M Holds First Home Game Without Famed Band

Florida A&M University is trying to fill the void left by the absence of its famed marching band.

September 15 marked the first football game in decades that there was no halftime show of elaborate dances, booming percussion and thundering brass.

The band will be absent for the entire academic year as part of the fallout from the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Champion, a Georgia native, died following a hazing ritual that took place following FAMU’s last football game of 2011.

Serena Williams Inducted Into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Saginaw-born tennis star Serena Williams is among eight members of the 2012 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

The group recently announced it will be honoring the inductees at its 29th annual dinner Oct. 18 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

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