About two dozen Haitian Americans protested new deportations of alleged criminals outside the immigration building on Northwest Seventh Avenue this morning. Authorities had suspended the flights for more than a month after a 34-year-old Haitian American man with only minor crimes on his record ha ... More >>
Unlike their Cuban neighbors, Haitians are once again subject to deportation -- at least those with criminal records.They are all but nameless, at least for now. Of the 27 Haitians deported to Port-au-Prince late last month by the Obama administration, only one's name has been publicly released - ... More >>
>While Frederica Wilson is up in D.C. preparing to be sworn into the U.S. Congress, her seat in the Florida Senate sits empty. Yesterday, outgoing Governor Charlie Crist announced that the primary election to replace Wilson will take place on February 8, while the general election will be Mar ... 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 >>
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 >>
Frederica Wilson and her hats won big last night.Prediction: Next election, silly hats are in. Rival school board candidates will rock diamond-plated mitres and Budweiser-stocked beer helmets. Marco Rubio will demolish Charlie Crist after finding a totally sweet plaid Tam O'Shanter at a garage sale ... More >>
In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A congressional candidate has her purse snatched after a man points a gun at her head outside a church; some students will spend their first month of class in a fancy hotel; a traffic accident claims one life; and another storm gets a name.
via Marleine Bastien for CongressBastien and Wilson have surged to the front in District 17, but the race is still wide open.The crazed, Milwaukee sausage race of a contest to replace Kendrick Meek in Congress might finally be winnowing down to the real contenders, at least based on a poll releas ... 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 >>
Frederica Wilson and her extensive hat collection have pretty much done everything they can in Tallahassee. The Miami democrat has served in both houses of the State legislature, and now she's made it official that she'll be seeking the congressional seat Rep. Kendrick Meek is leaving behind in his ... More >>