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Next Door at C&I sign. (Courtesy of C&I)

C&I Studios and Brew Urban Café are creating an artistic outlet in Fort Lauderdale

In Sistrunk, a small neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, workers at a marketing agency and a cafe say they are creating a new culture with a collaborative workspace. C&I Studios was established in 2006 in Washington D.C. and has spread to North Carolina, California and New York. In 2008, founding director Joshua Miller moved its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale. By Victoria Salas ...

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Latte art. (Image via Wikicommons)

Brewing Buddha in Pinecrest weathers the storm

Jordan Athos stood at an industrial register on a recent Wednesday at the Brewing Buddha Café and Arthouse in Pinecrest. Just a few months earlier Brewing Buddha opened its doors, unaware that it would have to close them almost immediately due to Hurricane Irma. “It made me feel very vulnerable when I heard Irma was coming to town,” said Athos. ...

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The Banana Flambé French Toast was the featured dish at La Fresa Francesa's fundraiser to help Hurricane Irma victims in Key West on Sept. 17. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with Councilman Paul ...

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Little Free Library comes to Aventura Mall

The Little Free Library, with its iconic birdhouse look, recently made its way to the Aventura Mall, giving shoppers access to the free book exchange. One patron said it is heaven. Janoy Fuentes said he loves to read and thinks this is a great way to get people involved. “It’s cool because they have locations everywhere, so you go on ...

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From left: Daniel Eilemberg, Selymar Colón, Mario R. Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez, and Mario Diament (Photo by Collin Simpson)

Experts discuss media diversity during workshop at FIU

The second session of the 2017 Mobile Media Culture in the Americas workshop at Florida International University focused on Digital Divide and the News, specifically exploring some high-level strategies and perspectives. The moderator for session was FIU Associate Professor Mario Diament, and panelists included Selymar Colón, Alejandro González, Daniel Eilemberg, and Mario R. García. The session explored the new avenues created ...

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Downtown businesses weather protests following inauguration

Owners and employees in downtown Miami gave mixed reviews to the protests in the area following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, some saying it has hurt while others saying it has helped their businesses. Brian Roth, an employee for Frozen Mango, said Friday was slower than usual due to the demonstrations. “I don’t think the helicopters helped,” he said. By Alexandra ...

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Television journalists Glenna Milberg (1), Jim DeFede and Amanda Plasencia.

South Florida broadcast journalists give their thoughts on the 2016 election

After 18 months of coverage, three South Florida television journalists reflected on the challenges – professional and ethical – that faced them during the presidential race. Jim DeFede, a CBS Miami political reporter and host of “Facing South Florida,” has been involved in politics since he was 10 years old. “My first job was handing out flyers for the Nixon ...

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Ronald Williams, 42, a recent Haitian immigrant, searches for crop-destroying pests at First Foliage, a wholesale plant nursery in Homestead. (Photo by Abischai Joseph / SFNS)

South Florida Haitians push for immigration rule changes in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Gillesandres Noel had just arrived in Puerto Rico from Haiti. It was 2013, and his brother Greg expected it would be a just matter of heartbeats until he would be reunited with his older sibling. But after a short stint on American soil, the older Noel was returned to that island-nation then – as it is still – recovering from the ...

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A row of colorful, new houses built in Haiti by Food For The Poor donors, taken before Hurricane Matthew. Most of the buildings still standing after the storm were structures built by the charity. (Photo courtesy of Food For The Poor)

Haitians shy away from cash donations in wake of hurricane, wary of waste

For South Florida Haitians, desire to help rebuild their island nation following Hurricane Matthew has been compounded by concerns about whether the donations will be used for its intended purposes. People have been far more generous with supplies than cash, according to local charity officials, who say money is more badly needed for vital infrastructure and construction projects. Jeff Lozama, executive ...

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Dago Sasiga, left, and Greity Gonzalez, the owners of La Pereza Ediciones. (Image courtesy of Sasiga and Gonzalez)

Miami couple thrives while running Spanish-language publishing house

When a young couple in Miami decided to create an independent publishing company, printing works exclusively in Spanish, almost everyone told them they were crazy. But in 2012, Dago Sasiga and Greity Gonzalez ignored that advice and started La Pereza Ediciones with just $400. They said it was the best decision of their lives. Today, their catalog includes around 100 both well-known ...

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