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Losing your parents’ language

It’s a common American story: Immigrants and refugees come to the United States, and within a generation or two, children no longer speak the language of their parents and grandparents. The loss of a language comes with its own kind of grief. Sometimes grandparents are left literally unable to speak...
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St. Paul City Councilmembers Nelsie Yang And Dai Thao Join Hmong Community And Allies To Call For Federal Investigation Into Siskiyou County, California Sheriff’s Offic

St. Paul City Councilmembers Nelsie Yang (Ward 6) and Dai Thao (Ward 1) join organizers and community leaders to call for a federal investigation into Siskiyou County, California Sheriff’s Office for racial discrimination toward the Hmong community in Siskiyou County. This action follows the tragic killing of a Hmong American man by an officer to which the victim’s family and bystanders bore witness, the restriction of water supplies intentionally and disproportionately targeting Hmong cannabis farmers in the county, and a Hmong American activist by the name of Zurg Xiong going on a hunger strike in protest to the discrimination and mistreatment of his community.
SISKIYOU COUNTY, CA
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How Suni Lee Is Making History On DWTS

The latest season of the hit dancing competition series "Dancing with the Stars," its thirtieth, has been making strides to improve its representation of diversity with its celebrities and dancers. Professional dancer and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa made "Dancing with the Stars" history this season, and so is fellow competitor Sunisa "Suni" Lee.
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2021 Diversity & Inclusion: Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo

Ramsey County Judge Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo is all about breaking boundaries — and solving problems. The native of Laos was born Yeu Vu, but growing up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, her name was frequently mispronounced, so she changed it to Sophia. Then, when she married, she legally combined her surname with her husband’s to become Vuelo.
RAMSEY COUNTY, MN

Meet America's first male Hmong anchor

On his way to meet me for coffee, Chenue Her's dad called him to offer congratulations for his debut as morning anchor on WOI-TV Monday. It was significant for two reasons:. For his St. Paul-based family, there were early fears their Hmong American son wouldn't find a job in TV news.
DES MOINES, IA
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1st Hmong Am male TV news anchor surprised during his debut

The country’s first Hmong American TV news anchor made his debut this week in Des Moines,IA. WOI did not push the significance of this accomplishment into the background pointing out numerous times that Chenue Her is the country;s first and only Hmong American male news anchor. Her grew up in...
DES MOINES, IA
Minneapolis Star Tribune

New St. Paul mural celebrates Suni Lee's successes

St. Paul's Suni Lee soared into the spotlight as the first Hmong American to become an Olympic gold medalist. Now the gymnast's image will soar above the streets on the West Side of St. Paul. Lee's grandparents, Choua and Cheu Lee, commissioned St. Paul artist Mwene Kajunju "MK," to paint...
SAINT PAUL, MN
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Legal win for Hmong in California in ongoing controversy

A judge has placed a temporary injunction on an ordinance opponents argue restricted access to water for Hmong American farmers in a rural California county. “It’s really designed to protect the Hmong community in Siskiyou County while the litigation continues so people don’t lose their farms or suffer health consequences from not having enough water,” Glenn Katon, a litigation director at the Asian Law Caucus explained to AsAmNews. The ALC had filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefing for the ongoing lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA STATE
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PHOTOS: In Your Business at malyMADE

Madison macramé artist Maly Vang took up the craft in 2017 as a way to get creative and relieve stress after clocking out from her desk job. But when she began to incorporate Hmong symbols into her designs, she found a new way to connect with her culture —and an untapped market for macramé. Today, she sells her wall hangings, earrings and keychains through her online store, malyMADE, shipping to buyers across the country, many of them fellow Hmong Americans. She limits the number of orders she'll take each month, and designs often sell out within hours. Now, she's preparing to leave her day job to focus on the business full time.
MADISON, WI
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twin Cities executive leads challenge for racial equity in health care

Vayong Moua wears his heart on a T-shirt that reads, "Racism is a Public Health Crisis," his confidence showing through his eccentric exterior. For Moua, his T-shirt is more than a fashion statement. As a Hmong American refugee, he connects his life experiences and identity to his work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, fighting to bring awareness to how social factors like race can affect the health system and working to legally classify racism as a public health crisis.
EAU CLAIRE, WI
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Afghan Refugee Effort Prompts Reminders of Hmong Experience

A Wisconsin military base remains the temporary home of nearly 8,000 Afghan refugees, and it isn’t the first time the state has seen an influx of evacuees trying to carve out a new life. Prominent Hmong leaders have said their people have made significant contributions after arriving in Wisconsin under...
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Afghan Refugee Effort Prompts Reminders of Hmong Experience | Seehafer News

A Wisconsin military base remains the temporary home of nearly 8,000 Afghan refugees, and it isn’t the first time the state has seen an influx of evacuees trying to carve out a new life.Prominent Hmong leaders have said their people have made significant contributions after arriving in Wisconsin under similar circumstances. In the decades after the Vietnam War, Wisconsin’s Hmong population rose to become the third-highest in the nation. The leaders have noted that, when given the opportunity, they found ways to assimilate and make contributions.
GREEN BAY, WI
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Afghan Refugee Effort Prompts Reminders of Hmong Experience

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin military base remains the temporary home of nearly 8,000 Afghan refugees, and it isn't the first time the state has seen an influx of evacuees trying to carve out a new life. Prominent Hmong leaders have said their people have made significant contributions after arriving...
MADISON, WI
Pioneer Press

Hmong American Partnership based in St. Paul selects new CEO and president

Hmong American Partnership, a St. Paul-based nonprofit and one of the largest Hmong organizations in the world, has appointed a new president and chief executive officer. Based on input from a search committee composed of community members, board members and representatives of partner organizations, the HAP board has selected May yer Thao, the assistant deputy director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, which is based in Madison. Thao grew up in St. Paul and has lived in Wisconsin for more than a decade.
SAINT PAUL, MN
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Afghan Refugee Effort Prompts Reminders of Hmong Experience

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin military base remains the temporary home of nearly 8,000 Afghan refugees, and it isn't the first time the state has seen an influx of evacuees trying to carve out a new life. Prominent Hmong leaders have said their people have made significant contributions after arriving...
MADISON, WI
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Starting with Fire: A Conversation with Mai Der Vang

Mai Der Vang is a Hmong American poet and author of the Walt Whitman Award-winning poetry collection, Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017). The daughter of Hmong refugees who fled Laos after the Vietnam War, Vang’s familial history is largely shrouded in mystery. During the war, the Hmong people—an ethnic group native to Southeast Asia—were recruited and trained by the the US Central Intelligence Agency to fight against the North Vietnamese Army in what has come to be known as the Secret War. When the US eventually pulled troops out of Southeast Asia in the mid-1970s, aid was halted to the Hmong people, who were then left at the mercy of a hostile and heavily armed government.
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monca’s latest exhibit is a Hmong-American take on self-identity

Art defies boundaries, breaks norms and introduces audiences to foreign concepts. The new exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico is no exception. “No Word for ‘Art”’ compels viewers to identify their relationship with art while exploring the Hmong American identity through artists’ eyes. “No Word for...
CHICO, CA
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