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New Curator Brings Spirit of Haitian “Lakou” to Milwaukee Art Museum
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New Curator Brings Spirit of Haitian “Lakou” to Milwaukee Art Museum

“Changing the culture of museums and changing how people are treated in museums [and] changing who we feel like museums belong to and what kind of stories they’re supposed to archive and collect,” said Haitian-American Kantara Souffrant, curator of community dialogue at the Milwaukee Museum of Art.

SeJoe, who once joked with maids, now serves up Amazon comedy special
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SeJoe, who once joked with maids, now serves up Amazon comedy special

Joseph “SeJoe” Ducasse has landed an Amazon Prime stand-up special, “SeJoe: Nou Chaje ak Pwoblem” (SeJoe: We’re Full of Problems). In the one-hour show, released in October, Ducasse riffs about an array of Haitian and Haitian-American experiences — including political instability, kidnapping, parents not conversing enough with their children and so on.

Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus chooses Brooklyn over “anywhere in the world”
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Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus chooses Brooklyn over “anywhere in the world”

Frontus, whose district encompasses Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Coney Island, has developed a strong rapport with many community members through a range of programs she launched. A former social worker and community organizer, Frontus’ food drives during the pandemic are just one program constituents see as her way of putting their needs first.

Emile Bazile: Building a bridge to politics for all Williamsburg residents
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Emile Bazile: Building a bridge to politics for all Williamsburg residents

Bazile’s confirmation makes him the fourth Haitian-American district leader for the Kings County Democratic Party, which has 42 district leaders in all. Bazile, who resides in the Williamsburg neighborhood where he grew up, joins Party Chair and District 42 Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, male District 42 Leader Josue Pierre and male District 43 Leader Edu Hermelyn.

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.


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