Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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Asian Americans

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is a Haunting yet Beautiful Collection

posted by Brittney Le

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

It’s a story of remembrance and loss. The ghost of her brother, killed by pirates during the escape from the Vietnam War, gives her a visit. And then she realizes she will never actually be able to forget him. This is the premise of Black-Eyed Women, the first … Read more


Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more


MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King

The Hawaiian leis were a sign of solidarity with Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

By Ed Diokno
At this time, when Asian Americans and African Americans are questioning and exploring their relationship in their common struggle for justice and equality, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, we take time … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Life of Bestselling Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

posted by Lisa Dinh

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a fresh name to watch among literary communities and beyond. The Vietnamese American writer reached national acclaim for his books, winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Sympathizer  and became a finalist for the National Book Award for his latest book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Read more

Southeast Asian American

GI Babies from Vietnam War Still Struggle to Search for Biological Parents

posted by Randall

Amerasian orphans in Oklahoma City in 2016

The Voice of America profiled the stories of three mixed race children now in the United States and the uphill struggle to find their biological parents.

While there have been many harrowing but heartwarming stories of refugee families who landed on America’s shores after escaping Vietnam, the stories … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

LA Times: Pulitzer Prize Winning Asian American Photojournalist Nick Ut Announces Retirement

posted by Randall
Nick Ut

Nick Ut Stands by his pulitzer prize-winning photograph of the Napalm Girl

After 51 years with the Associated Press, Nick Ut says he will retire in March of next year, reports Ahn Do of the Los Angeles Times.

Ut, 66, is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 photograph of a naked Vietnamese girl … Read more

Asian Americans

Why Asians Felt a Kinship to the Late Muhammad Ali

posted by Louis Chan
Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From the classic Thrilla in Manila in 1975 to his visit to South Korea to his worldwide charisma and courage to stand up in opposition to the Vietnam War and oppression of the underclass, Muhammad Ali, 74, … Read more


Blog: Elderly Asian American Woman Feels Sting of Being Labeled a Communist

posted by Randall

Jenny ChangBy Jenny Chang

Recently an Asian American and Pacific Islander defamed my character and good name. He labelled me something quite horrific as a Chinese American, a Communist. When I was a student I came to America for College. My father had been a trailblazer being the first Chinese to go to multiple Ivy League … Read more

Community Issues

KUOW: Seattle’s South Vietnamese Community Pushes for Own Flag

posted by Randall

Heritage FlagThe Seattle City Council could vote as early as Monday on a resolution to recognize the former flag of South Vietnam as the flag of the city’s South Vietnamese community.

KUOW reports a committee will take up the matter today and if it passes, the full council could vote June 22.

Most Vietnamese Americans are … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

NPR: Vietnamese Refugee turned US Army General

posted by Jason Fong

USS HancockOn the 40th anniversary of the fall of Vietnam, former refugee-turned-General of the US Army, Viet Luong reflects back on his experience escaping the country.

Fleeing Vietnam with several members of his immediate family and the help of an American journalist, Luong, in his interview with NPR, recalled the warfare at the Tan Son … Read more


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