Joe Celestin, featured in this video, was the former mayor of North Miami for two terms. He is now in the running for District 2 Miami-Dade County Commissioner

The winner will replace incumbent Jean Monestime, the first Haitian American to be elected to the 13-member Miami-Dade Commission

District 2 includes portions of Miami, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Hialeah, and the unincorporated neighborhoods of Liberty City, North Dade Central, and Biscayne Gardens. Nearly half of its 200,000 residents are Black, many of them Haitian.

Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.

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