The first Hmong American has received dual M.D.-Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.
Dr. Yeng Her spent the first 10 years of his childhood in Hmong refugee camps around Thailand. In the … Read more
14-year-old Sunisa Lee is believed to be the first Hmong American to be named to the U.S. National Olympic team, reports Minnesota Public Radio.
Earlier this year in her first international competition, she placed second in the uneven bars and helped the U.S. Junior National Team win gold. She is expected to make … Read more
Wisconsin Hmong American teen Dylan Yang, who was convicted in the murder of another teen, has decided to withdraw a motion for a retrial, reports NBC News.
Yang, 17, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide for fatally stabbing 13-year-old Isaiah Powell in 2015. Yang’s current attorney, Harry Hertel, filed a motion for a new … Read more
Kashoua “Kristy” Yang has been elected judge to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, reports the Journal Sentinel.
She is just the second Hmong American judge in the country and the first Hmong American woman.
The other is Paul Lo of Merced County near Fresno, California.
“I understand what it means to the Hmong community, … Read more
A Hmong American family in Minnesota heard a sudden knock on their door in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
It was their newspaper delivery person alerting them of a horrendous sight.
Someone had spray painted the words “chink” in large black letters across their garage door, reported CBS Minnesota
Their … Read more
More than 100,000 attendees will head to Fresno this week for the three-day-long Hmong International New Year celebration, reports ABC30 News.
Throughout the fairgrounds, people will be playing games and wearing formal Hmong costumes, traditions brought from overseas that the celebration hopes to keep intact over the generations. More than 200 vendors can be … Read more
The state of Minnesota has 247,132 Asians residing there, according to the 2010 Census. That is an increase of 4.7 percent in ten years (Photo from Center of Hmong Arts and Talent in St. Paul, Minnesota).
Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in the state.
Minnesota has the second largest Hmong American population … Read more
By Tracey Ross
Whether it’s the debate over immigration reform or reports on the future of a “majority minority” nation, conversations around our changing demographics often center on the growth of the Latino population. While this is understandable given that much of the demographic shifts are attributed to Latinos, the number of Asian … Read more