Monday 27th March 2017,

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Asian American Family’s Home Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

posted by Randall

Minnesota graffiti

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

Southeast Asian American

Hmong American Protesters Demand Answers after Police Dog Attacks Grandma

posted by Randall

Officer Brian Sternquist and Belgian Malinois Taz

Officer Brian Sternquist and Belgian Malinois Taz. Photo from Coon Rapids, MN Police Department

We know a little more about what happened when a police dog from the Coon Rapids Police Department in Minnesota was ordered to attack an 81-year-old Hmong American grandmother in her own backyard.
Some of you may have seen … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Hmong International New Year Celebration Begins in Fresno, California

posted by Brittney Le

Hmong New YearMore 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

Asian Americans

Fresno Bee: Community Workers Question the Role Culture Might Play in Domestic Violence in Hmong Community

posted by Jason Fong

Domestic Violence Free Zone

By Ben Pollard [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

With the recent shooting of a Hmong woman by her ex-husband, the issue of domestic violence in Asian American households has come to greater light.  

According to the Fresno Bee, this male-dominated Hmong culture run by “traditional family values” has led to domestic violence, … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

Language Barriers & Poverty in the AAPI Communities

posted by Randall

By Tracey Ross

New York ChinatownWhether 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

Asian Americans

Is “Fresh Off The Boat” For America? Is it For Me? Understanding “Fresh Off The Boat” from an Southeast Asian Perspective

posted by Randall

FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "The Shunning" - When the cul-de-sac plans a block party to celebrate NASCAR, Louis urges the family to use the event to make new friends (and promote Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse). But Jessica has problems fitting in, especially after she befriends a beautiful trophy wife the roller blade moms don't like. Meanwhile, Eddie schemes to win the respect of the neighborhood kids, in the time-period premiere of ABC's new comedy series "Fresh Off the Boat," TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder) CHELSEY CRISP, COLLEEN RYAN, KIMBERLY CRANDALL, CONSTANCE WU, STACEY SCOWLEYBy Wayne Yang
It’s the week after the ABC premiere of Fresh Off The Boat and there has been a lot of racket—both strongly for and against the program. Those for the sitcom speak about how accurate the story describes their lives or how they can identify with the characters. One in particular is … Read more


New American Media: A Hmong Mother’s Journey in America

posted by Randall

Hmong story cloth16-year old Chonny Vang of Fresno, California should be held up as an example to young people everywhere(photo of Hmong story cloth from Minnesota Historical Society).

She sat down with her mother to listen to her heart-wrenching story about coming to America. It’s an important exercise in not only to moving emotionally closer to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Boston Globe: 16-year old Asian American qualifies for her 2nd US Women’s Open

posted by Randall

Megan Khang11-year old Lucy Li recently became the youngest person ever to qualify for the US Women’s Open .

You can now add another young remarkable Asian American teen to the qualifying list.

16-year old Megan Khang (photo from Hmong Thrills )  has qualified for her second US Open in three years, reports the Boston GlobeRead more

Bad Ass Asians

KGPE: First Hmong American sworn in as judge in the US

posted by Randall

Paul LoPaul Lo has been sworn in as Superior Court judge in the California Central Valley county of Merced–becoming the first Hmong American judge in the nation, reports KGPE.

If being the first comes with extra pressure, Lo says he feels well prepared.

“There was already pressure at an early age,” Lo said. “A lot … Read more


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