"Local" import Haitian beer Prestige won a gold medal yesterday for Best American-Style Cream of Ale. It took category #42 at the winners banquet for the World Beer Cup competition in San Diego.Miami is not considered part of the Caribbean, but Prestige was as close Florida got to receiving any awar ... More >>
Art sucks. Get drunk. Music sucks. Dance harder.
The lights are too bright. Turn them all off and let the bass drown your body till your heart rattles in your ribcage.
Throw your phone against the ground, quit paying your internet bill, never trust a wireless modem, and check out these five Se ... More >>
George MartinezA man is brought to the Bernard Mevs emergency room in the back of a pickup.This week's cover story tells the tragic and inspirational stories of three patients at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port-au-Prince: from a young man born anew after his amputation to a teenage girl cut down by ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced their program of films even though you, the general public, won't be able to buy tickets until February 19th. As usual, the 10-day festival has a strong Ibero-American focus, featuring many big screen creations from Spain, Portugal, and L ... More >>
Spearheading much of mainland Miami nightlife's response to the tragedy in Haiti is a man known as the Haitian Hillbilly. Born Alain Maximilien, this hipster redneck (of sorts) not only spent many of his more formative years in the island nation; his father runs Maison des Anges, a 120-child orph ... More >>
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross volunteers attend to earthquake survivors.Kerlyne Paraison helplessly saw the drama unfolding on television the way one watches a loved one flat-line through a hospital window. The 26-year-old Haitian had lived in Port-au-Prince until just two years ago. When ... More >>
Here's our footage of Wyclef live from Haiti back in 2006 for a free concert to 50,000 on Jacmel Beach. The show was sponsored by his foundation, Yéle Haiti.Wyclef admits that his Yéle Haiti organization has made mistakes in the past, but denies that he ever personally profited from them. He has ... 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 >>
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 >>
This Sunday evening, recording artist Farah Juste will be at Tap Tap Haitian
Restaurant on South Beach for "a CD signing and celebration". Ms.
Juste's career as a passionate singer of Haitian folk songs took off
with her debut solo album in 1977, and since then she has performed
from Paris to Switze ... More >>