Nadege Green


Nadege Green loves only-in-Miami stories. After five years as a Miami Herald reporter, she is convinced Miami is the best news town ever. Really, you can’t make up some of the stuff that happens here.

Nadege has covered local city governments and as a sub-beat, Miami’s Haitian community.

She is a graduate of Barry University where she majored in English with the hope of someday becoming the next great novelist — she’s still working on that dream.

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The holiday shopping season is just getting started and among the flurry is a special focus on small businesses.

Tomorrow (Nov. 28) is Small Business Saturday— it’s a day that encourages consumers to shop small and local businesses. American Express started the day in 2010 to coincide with the shopping boom that immediately follows Thanksgiving. Last year, customers spent $14.3 billion at independent stores on Small Business Saturday, according to American Express.

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November is Transgender Awareness Month and a number of events took place across South Florida to celebrate the trans community and raise awareness around key issues affecting transgender individuals including homelessness, unemployment and violence.  

As the month comes to an end, we asked members of South Florida's transgender community to share their thoughts. Here's what they had to say:


 L.J. Woolston, Homeless Liaison for LGBTQ Youth at ProjectSafe

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Hair Are Us, a popular hair extension business in midtown Miami, has drawn the attention of Toys R Us, one of the world’s largest retail toy chains.

The parent company of Toys R Us, Geoffrey LLC,  filed an  opposition to Hair Are Us' trademark application. In the opposition,  the company alleges Hair Are Us infringes on its established trademarks.

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The Florida Department of Health recently issued emergency suspension or restriction orders to 28 health care professionals in Florida.

These types of suspensions are issued after it's determined that a health practitioner poses serious danger to the welfare of public health. The health department's  emergency orders are not final. The health care professionals are entitled to  hearings.

Of the recent suspensions, five were South Florida  health care providers who were convicted of or pled guilty to criminal charges.

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There's a  building off Biscayne Boulevard near downtown Miami that looks like a giant stained glass box.

It’s home to the National YoungArts Foundation,  and the organization, which helps foster the careers of promising young artists, is inviting artists to come into the space and create.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is the first dance company in residence at YoungArts, and the New York-based troupe is finding inspiration inside the box -- and out.

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Clemencia Charles had just left a prayer meeting at her church. She waited for everyone to leave for the night, including the pastor. Then she returned to sleep outside on the floor.

“I didn’t tell anyone what I was going through,” she said. “I prayed and went to sleep."

Charles had been evicted from her trailer home in El Portal earlier that day in October.

Coral Gables-based Wealthy Delight purchased the Little Farm trailer park in El Portal where Charles had lived and gave the mobile home residents a deadline of February to move out.

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Imagine a community without police. That’s the topic of a workshop in Liberty City Wednesday (Oct. 28).

Organizers say this workshop is in response to national and local conversations happening right now around policing in communities of color.

But beyond examining the current police model, the workshop is pushing the conversation even further --like what a community would be like if there were no police officers at all.

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Family, friends and activists gathered outside of the Palm Beach Gardens police station Thursday to remember Corey Jones.

Jones, 31, was killed by a Palm Beach Gardens officer Sunday while he waited for a tow-truck to help him with his disabled car.

Police say officer Nouman Raja,  a detective who was working a robbery detail  in plain clothes early that morning, thought the car was abandoned and was suddenly "confronted" by Jones.

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A Florida-based health care company is apologizing to the Haitian community after it posted what many are calling a discriminatory job ad in New York.

Interim Healthcare, which has its corporate office in Sunrise, offers health care services across the country through 300 different franchises. 

In an Oct. 15 ad looking for female nurses in Rockland County, N.Y., it explicitly states “no Haitians" should apply.

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The faithful stand with their arms outstretched.

“If God has saved you, scream out, ‘There is a God,’ ” a speaker yells into a microphone.

The crowd of about 2,000 people responds, “There is a God.”

Several women jump up and down in circles. Nearby a man punches his arms into the air in exaltation.

Jericho, an annual spiritual revival held at Notre Dame D’Haiti Catholic Church, draws about 10,000 people over seven days. Locals flock to the church and some people fly in from Haiti and Canada to participate.