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TV Series on Vietnam War Brings Back Painful Memories for Former ROTC Cadet
Sep 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on TV Series on Vietnam War Brings Back Painful Memories for Former ROTC Cadet

TV Series on Vietnam War Brings Back Painful Memories for Former ROTC Cadet

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno
Views From the Edge

Forty-two years after the Vietnam War ended, it is still difficult to talk about the conflict that set the groundwork for the divided America we live in today.  

Perhaps Ken Burn’s 18-hour, 10 episode documentary about the war that defined a generation and a country will help us Read more

Southeast Asian American

Sep 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Mai Elliot: War is a Scourge and Should Only Be Fought As A Last Resort

Mai Elliot: War is a Scourge and Should Only Be Fought As A Last Resort

posted by Randall

Vietnam War

By Andrew Lam
New America Media

Mai Elliott is an independent scholar and author of “The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family,” a personal and family memoir which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of, “RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the Read more

Community Issues

Jun 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hackers Penetrate Little Saigon Library

Hackers Penetrate Little Saigon Library

posted by Randall

Vietnamese Library Online
 
Many Vietnamese Americans escaped communism and came to the United States as refugees.
 
Today that war against communism is seemingly continuing online.
 
The Vietnamese Library Online out of Orange County is dedicated to restoring materials they say were either destroyed after the Fall of Saigon or blocked by the communist government.
 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese Americans Push Back on Effort to Overturn Ban on Communists in California

Vietnamese Americans Push Back on Effort to Overturn Ban on Communists in California

posted by Randall
Vietnamese Refugees

Vietnamese escaped communism after the Fall of Saigon

Outrage from both the Vietnamese American community and veterans has forced a California politician to pull his bill that would have lifted a ban on communists working for the state, reports Voice of America.

“This bill is blatantly offensive to all Californians,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen, … Read more

Community

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has a Mission: Match Faces to the 58,315 Names

posted by Brittney Le

Wall of Faces

The people behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. hope to put a face to every name on The Wall.

Honoring American veterans who died fighting in the Vietnam War, The Wall consists of over 58,000 names. Lancaster Online reports theVietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is seeking help to match photos to each and … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Mar 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Suppressed Memories of Genocide Surface for Many Cambodian Seniors

Suppressed Memories of Genocide Surface for Many Cambodian Seniors

posted by Randall
National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

By Mari Quenemoen
New American Media

Cambodian American elders face many challenges similar to those of other low-income older Americans, such as poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty. But they also face some very specific challenges as survivors of war and genocide, said Kaoru Watanabe, associate director

Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California State Senator Removed from Floor for Criticizing Late Supporter of Anti-Vietnam War Movement

California State Senator Removed from Floor for Criticizing Late Supporter of Anti-Vietnam War Movement

posted by Brittney Le
Janet Nguyen

California State Rep Janet Nguyen (R-Orange County)

California Sen. Janet Nguyen is being treated as a hero by the GOP after she was removed from the state Senate floor for continuing to criticize the late state Sen. Tom Hayden, reports the  Mercury News. Republican Sen. Nguyen spoke during a portion of the session Thursday … Read more

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

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

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

Blogs

Jan 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

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

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