Officials broke ground in Northeast Miami-Dade on a building meant to benefit the community. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime dug in the first shovel for the construction of the new Father Gerard Jean-Juste Community Center. The 20,000 square foot center is being built near Northeast 159th Street and Seventh Avenue and will feature multi-purpose rooms […]
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By Douglas Hanks King Carter will have his name on the street outside the apartment complex where the 6-year-old was fatally shot in a slaying that came to symbolize Miami-Dade’s relentless gun violence in some of its poorest neighborhoods. When asked about the street, Santonio Carter jumps back to a different role that stretch of […]
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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime issued a statement on the Trump administration’s investigation of the Haitian community’s criminal history as part of its deliberations over whether to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 58,000 Haitian nationals allowed in the U.S. following the 2010 Haiti earthquake: “I am flabbergasted and this unusual exercise would only […]
Chairman Jean Monestime created the South Florida Haiti Relief Group in order to provide coordinated and transparent relief efforts to Haiti in response to the outpouring of support and solidarity after Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti’s southwestern peninsula and the northwestern coast on Oct. 4. Based upon preliminary assessments, the group decided to focus […]
By Nadege Green Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime recently hosted a summit called “The State of Black Miami” The summit addressed economic opportunities and quality-of-life issues. Here is an edited excerpt of his conversation with WLRN’s Nadege Green about the state of black Miami: What is the state of black Miami as you see […]
By Patricia Mazzei Jean Monestime, who left Haiti alone at age 17 to move to the United States and went from washing floors at a doughnut shop to running his own real-estate business, was elected Monday as the first Haitian American chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission. His colleagues chose him by acclamation, voting unanimously […]