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NYS Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages, a former librarian, now puts laws on the books
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NYS Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages, a former librarian, now puts laws on the books

Solages, the first Haitian-American to represent Long Island in the Assembly, serves Elmont, Valley Stream, Floral Park, Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor and sections of Franklin Square. Since winning the 2012 election, Solages has written and introduced many bills in Albany. She has also become a visible leader to members of her district.

Experts: Teach younger Haitian-Americans to fight stubborn stereotypes
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Experts: Teach younger Haitian-Americans to fight stubborn stereotypes

Stories of Haitian-American youth being called names, taunted or assaulted because of their ethnicity go as far back as Haitians have been coming to the United States en masse. However, while being subjected to negative stereotypes is part of the immigrant experience, parents and caregivers should proactively teach their youngsters how to react, experts and Haitian-Americans say.