Here is a picture of the Emmanuel Sanon Soccer Park located in Little Haiti in Miami Florida.
This Soccer Pasrk was created by the late Miami Commissioner Arthur E. Teele before his death. Commissioner Teele wanted to establish a recreational area in Little Haiti for children to play. He also understood the importance that soccer plays in the lives of Haitians.
The Emmanuel Sanon Soccer Park in Little Haiti offers an open spaces for the youth in the community to exercise and play their favorite sport.
Here is a picture of several residents in Little Haiti protesting against gentrification.
Gentrification and rising sea level are threatening to destroy the Little Haiti community. On December 3, 2015, the residents of Little Haiti gathered in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood to deliver messages about the rapidly changing neighborhood and its preservation: "Say no to gentrification, Little Haiti is not for sale, we want to stay." The Haitian Lawyer Associations are advising the longtime business and property owners of Little Haiti to remain watchful. They should not sign any document without the presence of own lawyer or agree on verbal conversations. Right now, Miami is a red hot market for properties. Once the Wynwood Art District was a home of over 70 galleries and museums and was a haven for local artists in the early 2000s. Unfortunately, the sudden surge in the real estate price, gentrification and higher rent forced many artists and gallery owners of Wynwood to migrate to some other nearby affordable locations. The inhabitants of Little Haiti do not want to follow the footsteps of the Wynwood Art District. Due to the rising sea levels, which could be attributed to the melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, the sea water is often seeping in into the streets of Miami from underground storm sewers during high tide. This could be a threatening problem for Miami, but could retard the fast process of gentrification in Little Haiti.
The Senator of South Florida, Marco Rubio, conducting his first visit to the island of Haiti. His main purpose is to have a better understanding of the ongoing problem of Restavec and Human trafficking that that has been going on in Haiti for generations.
Visiting with his wife Jeannette, Senator Marco Rubio took the opportunity while in Haiti to visit the Institute for Human and Community Development which is a school for restavecs or children in Haiti who have been working as domestic with more prominent families in Haiti. The parents of these children often willingly offer their children to work with other families in Haiti because they usually can not afford to raise them economically.
Senator Rubio had a brief meeting with the Haitian President Michel Martelly and some business leaders before leaving Haiti on the same day
Here is a picture of Haitian singer Farah Juste in a protest against recent election in Miami. She was arrested by Miami Police
Haitian-American protest singer and songwriter, Farah Juste, was arrested by Miami police while she took part in protesting the presidential election results in Haiti. The majority of Haitians believe the elections were rigged to put Jovenel Moise in first place. According to Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Moise received 33% of the vote, but exit polls show just 6% of voters chose him. On a follow-up poll when the preliminary results were made public, the same sampling of voters said the elections were unfair (90%); whereas the exit polls showed 82% thought the elections were fair.
Juste, along with other protestors, showed up at a rally for Jovenel Moise, a presidential candidate running under the Parti Haitien Tet Kale banner. The rally happened at Miami's Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center. The police later let her go in spite of the fact the demonstrators she was with did not possess a protest permit.
Here is a picture of Mr. Jhonson Napoleon, president of Azure College, a South Florida college.
Azure College, one of the fastest growing Private-Sector College in South Florida, offers health science degree programs. During the first week of September, the college has been relocated to a new location in Miami Gardens, Florida. The relocation has been made on the graduation day of over 200 Registered Nursing and Practicing Nursing graduates. While inaugurating, Jhonson Napoleon, the President of Azure College, along with his wife and Vice President Betsy Napoleon said, the new location is a lot more than a new home and better accessibility; it has given the institution a new identity. We might remember that, during the last year, Mr. Napoleon filed a lawsuit against 'CareerSource' of South Florida, because that institution failed to reimburse him $204,950 worth of incurred expenses for opening two career centers for refugees in Hialeah and Little Haiti. On December 2012, Roderick Rick Beasley, the executive director of CareerSource and Napoleon signed a contract to open two career centers in Little Haiti and Hialeah on lease at a lease cost of over $300,000 to help Cuban and Haitian refugees find stable livelihood. However, the Beasley's agency never reimbursed him any amount above $200,000 until the contract expired in March 2013.
Here is a picture where Haitian Activist Groups Stage Protests at both Haitian Consulate and Dominican Consulate in Miami.
Two groups staged parallel protests in Miami over a same issue. On the basis of recent mass deportation of undocumented immigrants in the Dominican Republic, the groups were divided on their opinions between Haiti and Dominican Republic. In front of the Dominican consulate in Miami, some 50 people were carrying Dominican flags and banners reading ""Respect our constitution," in defense of the country's immigration laws. They were gathered to reject Haiti's misstatement on mistreatment of immigrants by the Dominican Republic. While across the street, there were about 20 Haitian demonstrators in support of the undocumented immigrants. Their slogans were, "We are one", and "Down with racism". Haitian activist groups staged protests at both Haitian Consulate and Dominican Consulate in Miami.
Here is a picture of a Miami Miami Mini Bus that serves the Cities of Little Haiti, El Portal, Miami Shores, North Miami and North Miami Beach.
Started in 1989, the Miami Mini Bus Transportation Service is a Miami Shores, Florida, privately held company. Under the category of Local Bus Charter Services, they offer cash only rides that are never late, with one of their fleet passing stops every 10 minutes (arguably faster than the metro-bus). Their reliability has led to success, as their annual revenue estimate is $130,000. For the cost of about $1, one may get a lively bus ride on routes like North and Southbound on NE 2nd Avenue and Biscayne Blvd.
8340 NE 2nd Ave Ste 222 - Little Haiti, Florida 33138
Other ground transportation services available:
Le Transporteur Bus Line, Port-au- Prince, Gonaives and Cap-Haitian
Capital Coach Line Haitian bus company
Transport Chic bus Service, Cayes - Port-au-Prince
With a colorful storefront that gives an idea of the type of establishment, and more than hints at its cultural origin, the Jakmel Art Gallery, located at 2701A NW 2nd Ave Wynwood, Miami, Florida, is perfectly situated in the art and culture section of the Wynwood Arts District. Opened by the famous artist Jude Papaloko Thegenus in 1999, it has become a yearly attraction for art collectors who attend Art Basel Miami Beach each December.
2701A NW 2nd Ave Wynwood, Miami, FL 33137
+1 786 312 5247
Miami-Dade offers courses in Haitian Creole at several levels. The introductory class HAI2340 explores basics of writing, focusing on punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and vocabulary. HAI2341 is for improving fluency in writing in Haitian-Creole for those wishing to become translators.
HAT2802 is for academics interested in discovering syntax and semantics of Haitian-Creole and English languages. HCW2020 is also for academics that want an understanding of Haitian-Creole literature within the context of Haitian culture and history.
MDC Kendall Campus
11011 SW 104 Street - Miami, FL 33176-3393
MDC Hialeah Campus
1780 W 49th Street - Hialeah, Florida 33012
MDC North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave. - Miami, FL 33167-3495
MDC Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave. - Miami, FL 33132
MDC InterAmerican Campus
627 SW 27th Ave. - Miami, FL 33135