Jose Andres, chef and owner of a fleet of chic restaurants including The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Miami, and a nonprofit documentary film team are in the early stages of shooting a Travel Channel-like showing off Haiti's food and cooking.
Andres has visited the country more than a dozen times si ... More >>
George MartinezA woman prays in Port-au-Prince's Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, in ruins since last year's devastating earthquakeThe squad car tears through the dark streets of Port-au-Prince. It screeches around tight corners well after midnight. Then it slams to a gravely stop in front o ... More >>
South Beach nightlife king, developer and philanthropist Michael Capponi was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last October after driving himself home from a fancy shindig at W South Beach hot spot Wall. Capponi maintained that he blew under the legal limit both times he was aske ... More >>
Marco Dormino (UN) via Wikimedia CommonsA year after a devastating earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover.At 4:53 p.m. this afternoon, the church bells of St. Mary's Cathedral will ring out over Little Haiti and the rest of Miami. Sadly, the occasion won't be a wedding but the remembrance o ... More >>
Miami-Dade already has cases of hookworm and dengue fever, and now health officials are investigating the possibility that a man with cholera might have entered the county. According to the Miami Herald, a doctor traveling from Haiti arrived at Miami International Airport around 6 p.m. ... More >>
via National Hurricane CenterBad news for Haiti.As Miami's Haitian community has struggled to help their homeland since January's earthquake, one fear has lingered always in the back of their minds: What if a hurricane blows through while half of Port-au-Prince is still stuck in tent cities?That ... More >>
Archdiocese of MiamiChoir members filing into Notre Dame d'Haiti Cathedral for last year's Jericho revivalWith Haiti still in ruins 10 months after a devastating earthquake, it might seem like a strange time to celebrate a Biblical act of destruction.Yet thousands of Haitians filled Notre Dame d' ... More >>
Michael E. MillerManno Charlemagne plays at Tap Tap the night of the Haiti Liberte fundraiserWhen a 7.0 earthquake hit Léogâne, Haiti on January 12, the shock waves completely destroyed the small town and much of the nearby capital of Port-au-Prince. The damage was horrific: at least 230,000 de ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes to bat for Wyclef Jean.Wyclef Jean should have the opportunity to become Haiti's president. He should keep fight ... More >>
In his young bid to become Haiti's next president, Wyclef Jean has already weathered more criticism than Rick Santorum at a Dan Savage house party. Mostly, he's been hammered for his record running Yéle, his charity, which paid hundreds of thousands in fishy fees to Wyclef himself or his friends ... More >>
In case you weren't skeptical of Wyclef Jean's soon-to-be official candidacy to become president of poor, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Smoking Gun just posted some documents you might want to take a look at.
The IRS has hit Jean with $2.1 million in tax liens over the last three years, ... More >>
Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, leader of the Miami-Dade based congregation Creciendo en Graciaand the self-proclaimed "Man Christ," has announced the world will go all apocalyptic on July 1, 2012. That's when Miranda claims his physical body will be "transformed, dressed in immortality and inco ... More >>
It's easy to feel good about having texted money in to Haitian relief efforts after the January earthquake. The unfortunate reality may be that those moneys didn't contribute to much of any actual relief.Tonight and tomorrow at Tap Tap the public is invited to a free screening of a Frontline docu ... More >>
The University of Miami's Cosford Cinema's breezeway was decorated with a sweet Bacardi cocktail layout last night. High tables were dressed in green and orange hues of the "U." Nearly 200 people came to catch a sneak peak of CNN's Soledad O'Brien's newest documentary, Rescued.
The one-hour doc des ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTrue Grit: Dashboard Confessional's Chris CarrabbaBoca Raton native Chris Carrabba and his band, Dashboard Confessional, gave back to the community with two passionate concerts on Friday at Lynn University. Proceeds from the shows will benefit a memorial scholarship fund honori ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenDashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba is doing Lynn University a solid following a tragedy that rocked the Boca Raton campus earlier this year. The January 12 earthquake in Haiti claimed the lives of four students and two professors who were in the country providing care to t ... More >>
via stbedechapel.orgSt. Bede Episcopal ChapelIf you're reading this blog, it's because you appreciate music. The music, whatever it is you listen to, makes you feel something -- it lifts your spirits, or comforts you when you're down. In other words, all that mumbo-jumbo people try to feed you ab ... More >>
Courtesy of Atchana's East West KitchenWhen the earthquake in Haiti shocked the world with the widespread death and destruction, a group of people from South Beach pulled together to raise over $10 million in aid through a community group that was later named 1st & Alton. They'll hold an even ... More >>
Cypress' happy vibes will help a good causeThe jam-friendly sounds of local combo Cypress lead a benefit concert for Haiti relief this Saturday in Boca Raton. The party, presented by Aura Music Events, begins at noon at the North Dixie Shopping Center (500 East Spanish River Blvd.), and runs unti ... More >>
Dr. Paul Farmer, the Nobel-nominated founder of Partners in Health and a world expert on making international aid work, had harsh words yesterday for the hundreds of charities trying to help Haiti recover from January's earthquake.via Wikimedia Commons"There's graffiti all over the walls in Port ... More >>
Michael F. McElroy/ZUMAOld hippie lifeguard turned hero for Haiti Jim Goodnow pops open the side of an ambulance, where he's been sleeping for the past two months. "Let's see what's behind door number one!" the ponytailed 70-year-old hollers.
Inside, it looks like the Grateful Dead decided to run ... More >>
Just because there are some shady allegations about Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation doesn't mean all celeb-assisted Haiti-relief efforts aren't to be trusted. And just because the devastation in the nearby nation has been out of the news recently doesn't mean you should stop giving.Crafts for ... More >>
Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti charity has raised millions of dollars since the earthquake in the singer's home country, but numerous allegations have arisen about how the money has been spent and how the charity has been run.Now the Smoking Gun reports Yele paid $105,000 to Zakiya ... More >>