Last week, Jordan Melnick of Beached Miami posted an interesting interview with the organizers of a new event in Little Haiti dubbed "Sunday Stroll." The monthly event starts this Sunday, March 3, organized by the underground art studio and gallery Yo Space, and supported by Sweat Records and the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Melnick interviewed Yo Space's founder, Yuval Ofir, who wants to introduce a wider audience to small, creative businesses established in the area:
"Little Haiti" has lost perhaps the man who could be called its father and the man who is credited for the name.
Viter Juste has died at the age of 87.
He was born in La Gonaive, Haiti in 1924 and after first going to New York, he and his family made their way to Miami in 1973.
He started with a house in Buena Vista and a record store in downtown Miami, "Les Cousins."
That led to creating the first Haitian newspaper for the growing community, Haitian Florida, and the Haitian American Community Association of Dade.