Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at Florida International University spearhead a clean-up on South Beach in Miami after partying all day.

Members of a historic Black Greek Letter Organization is getting noticed for their work of cleaning up during their Spring Break trip.

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While on Spring Break during Miami, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at Florida International University spearheaded a volunteer effort to clean up after a day of partying on South Beach . 22-year-old Jourdan Triana and his frat brothers, after a day of partying noticed mess on the beach and started cleaning it up. What started with about 15 brothers, eventually led to other volunteers and taking notice.

“It doesn’t take much to pick up after yourself after partying,” said Triana, who is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in a interview with the Miami Herald. “You can have fun and also do the right thing.”

The effort of these men eventually led to a few dozen volunteers to help clean up.

Releasing a statement Monday, the city’s administration thanked the fraternity for the nice gesture:

“The city of Miami Beach is grateful to Florida International University’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for leading the beach clean up effort after a day filled with Spring Break activities. We hope all visitors follow suit by keeping Miami Beach clean when visiting our beautiful beaches.”

Kudos to these men (and my frat brothers) on doing great work!
Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie