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

2017-10-23T19:28:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Arts & Culture, Business, Food & Dining, Lifestyle, News|

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

2017-10-11T18:47:24+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Business, Public Safety|

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

2017-04-03T14:23:23+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Business, News|

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

2017-01-23T16:01:16+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Business, News, Politics|

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

2016-11-06T16:49:25+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Business, News, Politics|

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

2016-10-23T15:07:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Business, News, Politics|

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

2016-10-22T14:55:36+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Business, News, Public Safety|

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,

2016-10-01T13:48:11+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Business, Lifestyle, News, Pickups|

Miami Springs approves four hotels on Northwest 36th Street, sparking concerns about traffic, development

Miami Springs officials recently approved four hotel projects – all within a mile of one another and adjacent to Miami International Airport – causing some residents to complain the City Council is ignoring traffic and development concerns in this 3-square-mile town. Residents lined up during the June 13 meeting to urge the Council to shut down its

2016-06-29T10:46:00+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Business, News, Politics|