Little Haiti http://wlrn.org en What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/what-reopening-caribbean-marketplace-means-little-haiti <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being shut down for a little over a decade, the newly renovated Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti will bring life back into this tight-knit enclave.</span></p><p>The Marketplace&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">opened in 1990 and closed just nine years later due to structural and financial problems.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northeast Second Avenue Partnership was involved in the building’s renovation.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:52:13 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35761 at http://wlrn.org What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti Soccer Club Provides Outlet For Little Haiti Teens, Energizes Community http://wlrn.org/post/soccer-club-provides-outlet-little-haiti-teens-energizes-community <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">For six years,&nbsp;Little Haiti residents have been waiting for Emmanuel </span>“Manno”<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> </span>Sanon<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> Soccer Park, known as Little Haiti Soccer Park, to live up to its promise for neighborhood kids.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:28:11 +0000 Nadege Green 34864 at http://wlrn.org Soccer Club Provides Outlet For Little Haiti Teens, Energizes Community "Little Haiti Rock City" Raising Funds For 34 Years Of Churchill's History http://wlrn.org/post/little-haiti-rock-city-raising-funds-34-years-churchills-history <p>Filmmaker Franco Parente first went to Churchill’s Pub in 1991. He was 17. He snuck in to see Young Turk, a Hialeah band just signed to Geffen Records.</p><p>“I remember being scared out of my mind from the car to the front door,” Parente recalls. “I knew to avoid that neighborhood and I couldn’t believe that they were doing a show there. [But] I had the time of my life and came back the following week.”</p><p>Now, Parente is documenting the 34-year history of the iconic Miami pub in “Little Haiti Rock City.”</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:38:23 +0000 Ily Goyanes 34633 at http://wlrn.org "Little Haiti Rock City" Raising Funds For 34 Years Of Churchill's History Notre Dame d'Haiti Church Holds Its First Mass In New Building http://wlrn.org/post/notre-dame-dhaiti-church-holds-its-first-mass-new-building <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Notre Dame </span>d'Haiti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> church in Little Haiti opened this past weekend. But fundraising for it began eight years ago.</span></p><p><font color="#222222"><span style="line-height: 18px;">F</span></font><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or the church’s pastor, Father Reginald Jean-Mary, the process has been much longer than that.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:20:59 +0000 Lisann Ramos 27462 at http://wlrn.org Notre Dame d'Haiti Church Holds Its First Mass In New Building Migrant-Centered Libreri Mapou Seeks Tourist Dollars With Cultural Appeal http://wlrn.org/post/migrant-centered-libreri-mapou-seeks-tourist-dollars-cultural-appeal <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:17.5pt"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 17.5pt;">Behind <a href="http://www.librerimapou.com/" target="_blank">Libreri </a><a href="http://www.librerimapou.com/" target="_blank">Mapou</a>'s pink storefront, tall bookshelves cover every wall and ceiling fans make small red, blue and white Haitian flags wave. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:14:10 +0000 Chloe Herring 23896 at http://wlrn.org Migrant-Centered Libreri Mapou Seeks Tourist Dollars With Cultural Appeal Haitian-Art Exhibit Represents Miami's Caribbean Flavor http://wlrn.org/post/haitian-art-exhibit-represents-miamis-caribbean-flavor <p>Miami's massive art event isn't particularly known for showcasing the art of the African diaspora.&nbsp;Babacar Mbow, owner and curator of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Multitudes-Gallery/585073401541015?rf=431713673574070" target="_blank">Multitudes Contemporary Art Gallery</a>, hopes to change that.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:08:59 +0000 Rachel Morello 24634 at http://wlrn.org Haitian-Art Exhibit Represents Miami's Caribbean Flavor Does Little Haiti's Cultural Scene Need To "Reintroduce" Itself? http://wlrn.org/post/does-little-haitis-cultural-scene-need-reintroduce-itself <p>Last week, <a href="http://www.beachedmiami.com/2013/02/20/little-haiti-sunday-stroll/#more-24765" target="_blank">Jordan Melnick of Beached Miami posted an interesting interview with the organizers of a new event in Little Haiti dubbed "Sunday Stroll."</a> The monthly event starts this Sunday, March 3, organized by the underground art studio and gallery <a href="http://www.yo-miami.com/yo-space" target="_blank">Yo Space</a>, and supported by <a href="http://www.sweatrecordsmiami.com" target="_blank">Sweat Records</a> and the <a href="http://www.miamigov.com/LHCulturalcenter/pages/" target="_blank">Little Haiti Cultural Center</a>. <a href="http://www.beachedmiami.com/2013/02/20/little-haiti-sunday-stroll/#more-24765" target="_blank">Melnick interviewed Yo Space's founder, Yuval Ofir</a>, who wants to introduce a wider audience to small, creative businesses established in the area:</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 10025 at http://wlrn.org Does Little Haiti's Cultural Scene Need To "Reintroduce" Itself? Viter Juste, founder of 'Little Haiti,' Dies at 87 http://wlrn.org/post/viter-juste-founder-little-haiti-dies-87-1 <p></p><p>"Little Haiti" has lost perhaps the man who could be called its father and the man who is credited for the name.</p><p>Viter&nbsp;Juste&nbsp;has died at the age of 87.</p><p>He was born in La&nbsp;Gonaive, Haiti in 1924 and after first going to New York, he and his family made their way to Miami in 1973.</p><p>He started with a house in Buena Vista and a record store in downtown Miami, "Les Cousins."</p><p>That led to creating the first Haitian newspaper for the growing community, &nbsp;Haitian Florida<em>,&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;and the Haitian American Community Association of Dade.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:08:52 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 5556 at http://wlrn.org Viter Juste, founder of 'Little Haiti,' Dies at 87