With the steep rise of rents and the closure of cultural touchstones like botanicas, some Haitian immigrants don’t feel at home in their own neighborhood.
From 2014 until this past April, I lived on Northwest Second Avenue in Miami, Florida’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Migrants from Haiti began arriving here in large numbers in the late 80s, following the collapse of the Jean-Claude Duvalier dictatorship. For many, the weather and ambiance of Miami seemed like a natural transition. Continue reading