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Chico State to Expand Hmong Course Offering

posted by Randall

Chico State in Northern California has announced plans to make permanent the Hmong Cultural Roots and Contemporary Issues course.

The Hmong exhibit at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology on Friday, January 20 2017.
(Jessica Bartlett/ Student Photographer)Chico

The class has been offered several times, but this is the first time it will be … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

posted by Randall
Preet Didbal

Preet Didbal

Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.

In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.

Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Nov 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Spreading Hmong Culture Through Food

Spreading Hmong Culture Through Food

posted by Tanvi Wattal

By Travelphotographer – via Wikimedia Commons

33-year-old Yia Vang has taken it upon himself to spread Hmong culture through its traditional cuisine. He started a Hmong pop-up restaurant, Union Kitchen, in Minnesota with the assistance of his cousin.

Vang explains that food is the perfect storytelling medium to help others understand his culture because Hmong … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Daughter Speaking Hmong to Mom Stands Up to Woman’s Ridicule

posted by Randall

Walmart Incident in WisconsinWhat is it about a foreign language that makes people feel uncomfortable?

A daughter was speaking both Hmong and English to her mom in a Walmart in Appleton, Wisconsin when she was approached by a White woman who wasn’t pleased they were speaking a language she couldn’t understand.

Jasmine Xiong posted a video of the … Read more

Crime

Nov 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Insanity Trial Gets Underway Today in Triple Murder

Insanity Trial Gets Underway Today in Triple Murder

posted by Randall
Phia and Mai Vue

Phia and Mai Vue

Friends and family of a Hmong couple and their Latino neighbor plan to make their presence known in a Milwaukee courtroom today in the insanity trial of Dan Popp.

Popp plead no contest in September to three counts of intentional homicide and one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide in … 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

Asian Americans

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]


 
As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
 
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … 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

Southeast Asian American

Dec 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on First Hmong American Mayor in Country to be Sworn In.

First Hmong American Mayor in Country to be Sworn In.

posted by Randall

Steve Ly

Steve Ly

With the presidential election, this fell under the radar.
 
The Sacramento Bee reports the nation’s Hmong community is still buzzing over the election of the nation’s first Hmong American mayor.
 
Steve Ly was elected in the city of Elk Grove, a town of 162,000 people near Sacramento, California and will be … Read more

Blogs

Sep 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

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