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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

Asian Americans

Anger Spreads over United Incident. Dao, White House, United Release Statements

posted by Randall

David Dao
 
The outrage over the forced removal of Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines flight has spread to the White House and as far as Vietnam.

Dao, who was first thought to be Chinese, has been identified as a Vietnamese American doctor with five children.

“The family of Dr. Dao wants the world to … 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

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Janet Nguyen’s 15 Minutes of Fame?

Sen. Janet Nguyen’s 15 Minutes of Fame?

posted by Brittney Le

Janet NguyenSen. Janet Nguyen’s forcible removal from the California Senate floor may help her get reelected during the 2018 election, reports The Orange County Register. Nguyen (R-Fountain Valley) is being praised by the Vietnamese American community for speaking up during the Senate floor session on Feb. 23. In a Senate district where Democrats currently have … 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

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

posted by Brittney Le
2017 Miss Vietnam Southern California Pageant

Contestants at the 2017 Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant wear traditional dresses

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Orange County native and UCLA student Austin Nguyen  doesn’t speak Vietnamese as well as he once did. The American-born Vietnamese American has slowly lost the native language of his parents. He comes to the Tet Festival Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Life of Bestselling Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on OC Register: Vietnamese Blogger Released from Prison Lands in LA to Heroes Welcome

OC Register: Vietnamese Blogger Released from Prison Lands in LA to Heroes Welcome

posted by Randall

Ta Phong Tan

Ta Phong Tan landed in Los Angeles to a heroes welcome after year’s of abuse in Vietnam while in prison, reports the Orange County Register.

She had been in prison in Vietnam since 2011 when the communists jailed her for “anti-state propaganda.” Years of imprisonment have not silenced her.

“I will always fight for … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asylum Seeker Thanh Dang’s Story of Survival after the Fall of Saigon

Asylum Seeker Thanh Dang’s Story of Survival after the Fall of Saigon

posted by Jason Fong

Vietnamese Boat People
 
(This is the latest in a series of stories on AsAmNews to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. The following is a question and answer with Thanh Dang. His story is featured in the book
Boat People: Personal Stories From Read more

Blogs

Sep 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Banh Shop Incident is about Corporate Racism

Banh Shop Incident is about Corporate Racism

posted by Randall

Banh ShopBy John Kawakami

Guest Blogger

( This past week the Banh Shop in Dallas, Texas removed a five-pointed red star from its logo after an uproar from the Vietnamese American community. This is one man’s take on what happened).

The star, and communism, are disliked or hated by the Vietnamese American community, especially the Read more

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