Dericia Charles left her native Cap Haitien for South Florida seven years ago expecting the best. A print shop worker who'd been earning a few dollars a day toiling on a low-tech printing press in virtual sweatshop conditions, she had barely been getting by in her homeland. So, determined to head fr ... More >>
The talented members of Toubab Krewe play not only traditional rock instruments but also traditional African ones. These include noisemakers you've probably never seen in your life: the soku, kamelengoni, and kora. The band is composed of white dudes who marry West African sounds with Americ ... More >>
How would you like to meet up for some Green Drinks?Although Green Drinks may sound like the perfect name for some newfangled, health-conscious, eco-friendly beverage, it's nothing of the sort. It actually stands for something much better: the name the Green Drinks nonprofit uses for its mee ... More >>
ICEAfter a statewide immigration raid in December netted 95 arrests -- eight of whom were supposedly in Broward -- New Times submitted a request to the federal government under the Freedom of Information Act for the records containing any biographical information about those arrested in Broward o ... More >>
Erosion -- and kidnappers -- awaited us on a road outside Port-au-Prince.It was my first day in Haiti when my translator and I were nearly kidnapped. If things had gone down differently that day, the two of us may have ended up tortured and held for ransom. Or maybe dragged out of our car and bea ... More >>
Hours before flying back to Haiti to begin a marathon final month of his campaign, Haitian presidential hopeful Charles-Henri Baker sat in an unmarked studio at the back of a Boca Raton office park, getting makeup dabbed on his face, reading lines from a TelePrompter in Creole. He was recording tele ... More >>
This is a short clip from a documentary by two University of Florida film students. The students, Roman Safiullin from Fort Lauderdale and Jon Bougher from New Hampshire, were in Haiti in January when the big earthquake hit. Despite a university travel ban, the students went back to Haiti several d ... More >>
As of last Friday, the Broward County School District had 587 new Haitian students -- an increase of 85 since the Sun-Sentinel published its last article a few days earlier. That's far more students than Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County, but then the Broward schools have plenty of room, thanks to ... More >>
Flickr: IFRCAfter the earthquake struck Haiti, there wasn't time to decide exactly what role South Florida hospitals would play in treating victims. Nor was there time to figure out how those facilities would be paid in instances where the victims were Haitian citizens. But three weeks after the ... More >>
Boston Herald / Bill GreeneDr. Boutin, with the hacksaw, performing another amputation in Haiti.At 73 years old, Dr. Georges Boutin had never been to Haiti, and he had no reason to ever go until a phone conversation he had two weeks ago with his daughter Pier, an orthopedic surgeon who lives with ... More >>
It's hard to blame Jean Gianacaci for being frustrated. She's the mother of Christine Gianacaci, one of the four people from Lynn University who are still missing in the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince. That video posted today.Considering the scenes of devastation, I don't know whethe ... More >>
Let's give some recognition to the Boutin family of Fort Lauderdale for their heroic deeds in Haiti. Georges Boutin (Facebook profile here) is a 73-year-old orthopedic surgeon at Imperial Point Medical Center who is joined in Haiti by his daughter, Pier Boutin, and his physician son-in-law Mark Hyma ... More >>
Here's what happened in Broward and Palm Beach over the weekend:The Lynn University students who escaped the earthquake in Haiti gave their horrifying first-person account. Two of the students and the group's two faculty advisers remain missing. [Palm Beach Post]Scott Rothstein has been a wreckin ... More >>
Your daily look at the headlines in South Florida:A contractor working in Haiti was mistaken in reporting that three of the twelve Lynn University students who were there on a charitable mission had been found. So the number of missing students is back up to four, along with two members of the un ... More >>
The catastrophe in Haiti dominates the headlines in South Florida and around the world:The Port Au Prince airport is now taking chartered flights and aid has arrived -- just nearly enough to meet the dire need for water and fuel. [New York Times]Lynn University in Boca Raton learned late last nig ... More >>
flickr.comInitial reports about the earthquake in Haiti are terrifying. Good-hearted individuals around the globe will be looking for a way to help. We already know one local charity, Planting Peace, which works primarily with orphanages in Haiti, will be working to get people shelter, food, and ... More >>
An American Idol-style competition goes Haitian for a good cause
A voodoo ceremony in the 'burbs? Who'da thunk it?
Saint Aaron to the rescue in Haiti
Father Gerard Jean-Juste is no outlaw. He's a Magic City hero.
Living like a pauper himself, a young man from Broward is trying to save Haiti's children
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
Haiti's T-Vice is ready for its big break -- and being sex symbols doesn't hurt
A child of a Tonton Macoute family escaped political violence in Haiti - and then her real troubles began
Lucrece Louisdhon's Cric Crac
Gilbrace Ristel's ice cream truck
Haitian immigrants like Gerlyn Cadet know in their marrow that a ballot is a precious thing. But this election leaves them feeling robbed.
Carole Demesmin is a vodou priestess, singer, activist, and -- above all -- a hopeful savior of her troubled homeland
In Lauderhill, a teenager pays for his Haitian parents' mistakes while struggling, like many of his friends, to find his place in the United States