Tuesday 17th January 2017,

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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
orphans

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

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

Blogs

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

Bad Ass Asians

Child Learns Lessons of War and Survival

posted by Randall

Vietnamese War Casaulty

(This is the latest story in our continuing series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the arrival of Vietnamese refugees to the United States).

Lala Stein learned a lesson first hand no child of any age should have to experience.

War, she said, “means winning, losing and killing.”

The 16-year-old lived … Read more

Campus

APALA: Cambodian Americans Invisible in Asian American Community

posted by Randall

Cambodian AmericansThere is much that separates Cambodian Americans from other Asian Americans, wrote Christina Nhek in a blog for
APALA, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.

Although Nhek received her college degree and is now attending graduate school, she is the exception among Cambodian Americans. Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school … Read more

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