Talia FrenkelIncluding an unprecedented surge of text message donations, people have now contributed more than $150 million to earthquake relief in Haiti, according to figures released yesterday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. That's five times the amount donated in the days immediately after t ... More >>
The folks who set up the Haiti earthquake relief donation site at First Street and Alton Road by Carl KruseRelief supplies boxed up and ready for delivery to Haitiin Miami Beach need to raise $50,000 to send air-conditioning units and generators for the Project Medishare hospital being set up in ... More >>
After Hurricane Katrina, a group of researchers at Clemson University devloped the SEED Project, aimed at turning shipping containers into temporary housing in the event a similar storm hit the Caribbean. The idea was only a concept, but in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, the team ... More >>
The mother of two brothers living South Florida was pulled alive from rubble in Haiti. [NBCMiami]Joe Biden was in Little Haiti over the weekend. [Herald]And he's back in Miami to speak at a prayer breakfast at Florida Memorial Univerisity for Martin Luther King Day. [CBS4]Pundits have pretty much wr ... More >>
"They put all the bodies in the streets, lined up. There was a school, about 60 kids. The whole school dropped down. You're talking about three stories, all the kids dead."--Jimmy Louis, talking about tragedy in Haiti"My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contr ... More >>
Courtesy of ECHO Haitians on the island dug through the rubble. Music was still blaring from store fronts. Stray dogs were still lumbering around. Women were still getting their hair done. And Maguet Thimotus turned down the stereo playing outside of his namesake record store on NE Second A ... More >>
A Miami Shores man trapped in the wreckage of the collapsed UN building in Haiti was finally freed after 40 hours. [Herald]Wounded Americans in Haiti are being taken to Gitmo. [Herald]3 Lynn University students believed to had been found in Haiti are actually still unaccounted for. [CBS4]Miami-Dade ... More >>
That earthquake in Haiti? Vice President Joe Biden is totally going to be all over it. He'll be in South Florida Saturday to meet with the Haitian-American community and relief workers, which we're sure is not just a token gesture and an opportunity for a photo op. No, not at all. Thi ... More >>
Here is an incomplete list so far of Haiti benefit music/club events scheduled in the coming days. If you would like your event added to this list, please e-mail me.Tonight, Friday, January 15*Mayday plays its monthly jam at Transit Lounge tonight. Transit Lounge never charges a cover, but the ba ... More >>
As more and more details come out about the widespread devastation and the desperate conditions in Haiti following the earthquake, local venues, promoters, and bands have been teaming up to answer the call for help. One of the quickest to respond in this way is Propaganda's Steve Rullman, who put ... More >>
The Haitian community in Miami waits patiently for word on their family on the Island. [NYTimes]Despite reports yesterday that all 12 Lynn University students in Haiti were accounted for, five are actually still missing. [CBS4]UF is also waiting to hear from two students who were in Haiti. [WSVN]The ... More >>
Owing to its proximity to Haiti and the large local Haitian population, Miami has become something of a domestic headquarters for U.S. efforts to provide relief to Haiti after being devastated by a massive earthquake.This morning, President Obama announced Vice President Joe Biden will be in the ... More >>
A massive 7.0 earthquake struck just south of Port-au-Prince last night, devastating a Haitian capital still rebuilding from multiple serious hurricanes two summers ago.Even in this age of instant information, news is only trickling out of Haiti. CNN reports this morning that there's no casualty cou ... More >>
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti yesterday afternoon, and the first reports of causalities are coming in. [Herald]Public officials through out South Florida are pledging help for Haiti. [CBS4]Miami-Dade finally did something about it's illegal slaughter house problem as a range of federal ... More >>
Twitter proved a powerful communication tool when a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti yesterday afternoon, followed by a series of additional earthquakes well past midnight. Tweets began immediately after the first quake.Trending topics on Twitter this morning ab ... More >>
Twelve students from Lynn University in Boca Raton are amongst those stuck in Haiti in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earth quake. One student was able to send a text message to a parent, and reports that all twelve are safe. The group was traveling with Food for the Poor, a charitabl ... More >>
Here's a Haiti Earthquake Twitpic music video we made using Obama's address to the nation on the Haiti earthquake crisis. The images are Twitpics from across the internets: They're first-response citizen media reports of crushed buildings, death, destruction, hope, and life.Wyclef's Yele Foundati ... More >>
M1 from Dead Prez has a message for Obama; he tells it to a camera held by Buggah Da Govanah from On Point Entertainment in what looks like a suburban revolutionary cave as a means of rallying support for TPS for Haitians in the USA.M1 tells Obama that in Haiti "Human beings are subjected to the ty ... More >>
The trip to Fort Lauderdale will be worth it.
President Bush will finally leave the White House next week, which means the United States now stands a chance at reversing our reputation as douchebags of the universe. Before departing office, however, Dubya decided he would give the good people of South Florida a little farewell gift: another ba ... More >>
Bring a donation, rock out, save Haiti.
Enormous artwork gets unveiled in Little Haiti.
Open your eyes at Open Doors.
The Haitian Compas Festival drums up beats and island support.
Dance and celebrate at Rasin Festival 2007
Hooray! The Roots and Culture Festival returns
After thirteen years in Miami, Omila Foufoune Cesaire faces deportation to the Haiti she fled in fear
Starving children don't respond to military firepower
Konpa, the most popular dance music in a troubled nation, endures by moving to Miami
Haiti of yore, more obsessions, posterior postmortems, and the S word
From Haiti to Miami, Sosyete Koukouy champions Kreyol culture
As the insurgents who have seized power in northern Haiti vow to storm the capital, Haitian Americans in Miami voice passionate, disparate opinions
The day that independent Haiti turns 200 years old
By Nina Korman
Boukman Eksperyans doin' that vodou they do so well
A Marked Man
Thanks to executive order 12922, some Haitian students face the prospect of being kicked out of local colleges for failure to pay tuition
You can take Koleksyon Kazak out of Haiti, but...