For Immediate Release
January 24, 2011
Contact Information

Joyce R. Forchion
(305) 626-3624


(BLACK PR WIRE) ( January 24, 2011) MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Florida Memorial University is really steppin’ it up for its 2011 Homecoming Greek Step Show and Concert. This year, Gyptian, Jagged Edge and Slim from 112 will perform during the University’s annual event scheduled for Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center on campus (15800 NW 42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens). The 2011 Homecoming events schedule begins on February 6th and concludes on February 13th. During the show, the University’s various fraternities and sororities will compete for a cash prize and bragging rights as stepping champions.

In 2005, Gyptian (a previously unknown singer) rose to international acclaim when his debut single Serious Times hit the top of the local and overseas reggae charts, and defeated even Junior Gong’s Top Ten Billboard hit Welcome to Jamrock, to be declared Jamaica’s Most Important Song of 2005. Nominated for Best New Entertainer at the 2006 International Reggae and World Music Awards, the twenty-three year old velvet-voiced singer has been dominating the charts with a slew of hit singles including Hold Yuh, Is There a Place, Beautiful Lady, and the chart-topping ballad Mama, Don’t Cry. He recently won a Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Award and Soul Train Music Award.

Jagged Edge is a popular R&B group that was originally signed through Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records to Columbia Records. The group has had a number of hit singles including The Way That You Talk, I Gotta Be, and Let's Get Married, among others. Jagged Edge is currently signed to Slip-N-Slide Records with an album titled "The Remedy" due out in March 29, 2011.

Slim is an R&B singer best known for being a part of the group, 112. After 112 released their fifth album, Pleasure & Pain in 2005, Slim started making solo music via the Internet. In 2008, he released the single So Fly featuring Yung Joc. It reached #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut album, Love’s Crazy, was released on November 18, 2008. He is currently the CEO of his own label, M3 Productions and is working on a number of exciting projects.

Tickets will go on sale during the week of January 24th. General admission tickets for the show will be $40.00 in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. Florida Memorial University students with identification will be offered a discounted rate of $25.00 until February 4th. Additional information can be obtained by calling (305) 626-3657.


About Homecoming 2011:
All Florida Memorial University Homecoming 2011 festivities will take place from February 6, 2011 to February 13, 2011 on the University campus. This year’s theme is “United We Stand,” which reflects on the unity of our administration, faculty, staff and students, as we welcome a new president. It also sets the tone for an energetic, alumni-centered celebration while offering diverse activities in which students and community supporters can participate. Since Homecoming coincides with Black History Month, the Homecoming Planning Committee looks forward to delivering a memorable affair that reflects the institution’s rich heritage and highlights new traditions that educate and entertain.

The Homecoming 2011 schedule can be viewed in its entirety at Events open to the public include the following:

Friday, February 11, 2011- “Spirit Day”
Event: President’s Cup Golf Tournament
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Country Club of Miami (6801 Miami Gardens Drive, Miami, FL 33015)

Event: Greek Step Show and Concert starring Gyptian, Jagged Edge and Slim from 112
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center at Florida Memorial University

Saturday, February 12, 2011- “Lions Day”
Event: Homecoming Basketball Games: Florida Memorial University vs. Edward Waters College
Time: 5:00 pm (Women’s Game), 7:00 pm (Men’s Game)
Location: A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center at Florida Memorial University

About Florida Memorial University:
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution offering 42 undergraduate degree programs and 4 graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of young people and opening doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” and the home of student Barrington Irving, Jr., the first pilot of African descent and youngest pilot ever to fly solo around the world. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (305) 626-3624 or visit