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First Hmong American Receives Dual M.D.-Ph.D. Degrees

posted by Olivia Wolf
Yeng Her family

Yeng Her celebrates with his family
Photo from Mayo Clinic

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

Southeast Asian American

Jun 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Young Asian American Gymnast Tumbling Her Way Toward Olympics

Young Asian American Gymnast Tumbling Her Way Toward Olympics

posted by Randall

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

Southeast Asian American

Hmong American Teen Convicted of Murder Withdraws Retrial Request

posted by Brittney Le

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

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on First Hmong American Woman Judge Elected

First Hmong American Woman Judge Elected

posted by Randall

Kristy Yang

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

Southeast Asian American

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

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hmong American Protesters Demand Answers after Police Dog Attacks Grandma

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

Dec 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Hmong International New Year Celebration Begins in Fresno, California

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

Jun 22, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Fresno Bee: Community Workers Question the Role Culture Might Play in Domestic Violence in Hmong Community

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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/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

May 14, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Asian Americans a Growing Presence in Minnesota #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy

AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Asian Americans a Growing Presence in Minnesota #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy

posted by Randall

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent in St. Paul, MinnesotaThe 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

Asian Americans

May 13, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Language Barriers & Poverty in the AAPI Communities

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

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