A roundup of all the news you need to know: Charges filed in FAMU student's death; how minority voters can affect the election and more.
Prosecutors Charge 13 in FAMU Student's Death
Unable to pinpoint the exact blow that led to Robert Champion's death, prosecutors are opting to charge 13 people with hazing, more than five months after the Florida A&M University drum major was found dead on a bus after a football game. The case has ignited fervent discussions on the dangers of hazing, and some commentators have speculated that Champion was targeted because he was gay.
Minority Voters Could Have Major Role in '12 Election
A victory for President Obama could hinge on the turnout of minority voters, according to a new census data analysis released on Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. The data indicate that if minority turnout is similar to 2008, Obama may slide into a victory. If white voters hit the polls in droves, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would be a force to be reckoned with, this article says.
Read more: National Journal/The Next America (5/2)
Texas Student Denied Leadership Position Based on Immigration Status