Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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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

Southeast Asian American

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


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

Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

By Ed Diokno

Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.

The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it

Read more

Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Bring Me the News: Secret Lifted on Hmong and Laotian American Soldiers

posted by Randall

CIA Secret War in Laos

CIA’s Secret War in Laos

A monument will be dedicated today in front of the Minnesota State Capitol honoring the men who fought in the CIA’s secret war in Laos, reports Bring Me the News.
Laos was officially a neutral country, but from the 1960s until the mid 70’s the CIA recruited about 30,000 … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Groups Push for Hate Crime Investigation in Triple Homicide

posted by Randall

Wisconsin Triple Murder

A petition drive is underway calling on local and federal prosecutors to launch a hate crime investigation into the tragic triple murder of two Asian Americans and a Latino in Milwaukee.

Dan Popp is accused of kicking down the apartment door of Mai and Phia Vue and killing them in front of their children at … Read more


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