Florida Memorial University’s Homecoming Celebration of Family, Power and Pride Sets The Tone For Black History Month in South Florida
MIAMI GARDENS – Hip Hop artist T.I. is set to take center stage at Florida Memorial University with a live performance at the Annual Greek Step Show and Concert.
Something is roaring at Florida Memorial University (FMU) as the highly anticipated annual homecoming celebration kicks off Black History Month, February 8-13, 2016. This year’s theme is Family, Power and Pride. High anticipation for this year’s celebration promises to attract thousands of alumni, friends and the South Florida community to share traditions and rekindle memoirs of FMU.
Tickets can be purchased at www.fmuniv.edu. City of Miami Gardens, Geico, Cox Media Group, and AM1490 WMBM are the sponsors for this year. FMU is one of the oldest academic centers in Florida, and South Florida’s only Historically Black University (HBCU).
Florida Memorial University Homecoming Highlights Includes Hip Hop Star T.I.
Key highlights for this year’s homecoming tradition on campus includes; the Lions Block-Out Day party, Homecoming Pageant and the Worship Service. This year’s Greek Step Show and Concert will be co-hosted by Jay Dukes and Miami’s own DJ Nasty (99Jamz). In addition 99 Jamz number one mix show featuring DJ Nasty and DJ Nailz will broadcast live from the event on campus.
The annual Greek Step Show, creating quite a buzz on campus and in the community, promises to attract hundreds of alumni and friends converging on the historic campus to cheer on their favorite steppers. Phi Beta Sigma and Delta Sigma Theta looks to keep their title from last year.
Hip Hop recording artist and actor T.I. will close out the show with a live performance.
FMU homecoming culminates with their annual parade. This year’s parade is community inspired and will start at Carol City High School and end on the campus of FMU. FMU’s marching band will lead the parade through the streets of Miami Gardens trailed by local high school and middle school bands. Chairman Charles W. George will serve as the Grand Marshal.
Parade to include City of Miami Garden’s Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson, Councilman Rodney Harris Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis and Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D; Opa-locka: Commissioner Luis B. Santiago and District 1 Miami Dade County Commissioner, Barbara J. Jordan.
The community will have an opportunity to participate in the traditional tailgate and help cheer on the Lions basketball team at their game later in the day.
Charting a path with renewed energy and focus, FMU continues to grow programs that include Black Male College Explores and their partnership with the Seed School Of Miami to foster a platform that will attract future Florida Memorial University students, FMU, President Dr. Roslyn Artis is committed to the pursuit of excellence as FMU continues to educate their students intellectually and spiritually.