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People to know in Little Haiti

The people in Little Haiti and Little River come from all different backgrounds. It’s a neighborhood in flux, with a deep history, strong cultural leaders, and a vibrant art scene alongside a new wave residents making this area their home.

Leaders on Little Haiti's growing art scene say they are determined to preserve the neighborhood’s cultural identity while building a thriving creative community.

This week is the 10th anniversary of the opening of Sweat Records. Sweat is more than just a record store. Through its first decade, the shop has become a community hub in Little Haiti, plus it hosts Sweatstock, one of the best local music events in Miami. Celebrate a decade of Sweat tonight at a Sweatstock fundraiser, and enjoy some tunes today to get you pumped for the party. (Photo by Sean Was Here)

Wilkinson Sejour launched the very first Chef Creole when he was just 22 years old, blending his Bahamian and Haitian roots to create a Miami institution that serves some of the tastiest seafood in town.

This native of Liberty City and Little Haiti knows exactly what it takes to make it as a creative in Miami, and he’s working to help others along the way.

There’s more than mangos and avocados out there. Living in a tropical paradise means we have access to truly tropical delights right here in our own backyard.

Join local photographer Alain Pierre-Louis on a visual journey through Little Haiti. From rara to punk rock, Vodou to Catholic mass, he’s exploring the one Miami neighborhood he’s never been able to resist.

Author Mandy Baca gives us a quick look at key events in Miami Black History in the 1980s and 1990s, when riots over police violence toward blacks shook Miami, a new wave of Haitian immigrants carved out their place in the city, and Miami Bass took center stage.

Throughout December, people in Miami can be found making latkes, cooking jerk chicken, eating grapes, and baking cakes. From Hanukkah to New Years, here are some of the ways Miami celebrates.

The one thing you can say about Miami’s music scene is that it’s always eclectic. Find out the secrets behind South Florida’s punk rock roots, from the Ramones, to the local pioneers keeping the rebellious spirit alive.

Everyone who’s spent time in Little Haiti and Little River has seen Marcus Blake’s vibrant geometric murals. We sat down with him to learn what it’s like to bring a new kind of art to the Miami scene.