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Case Study — Community Collaboration During COVID-19: Reaching Hmong and Latino Residents in a Rural Setting

In rural north central Wisconsin, messaging about the COVID-19 pandemic was not consistently reaching the Hmong and Latino communities. A ...

Kao Kalia Yang started out writing her family’s refugee memoir. Now she’s sharing the journeys of others

The Minnesota author's new book, "Somewhere in the Unknown World," began when she collected her uncle’s story about fleeing Laos ...

Jill Biden visits with Hmong farmers in St. Paul during Minn. swing

Former Second Lady Jill Biden met with farmers at the Hmong Village shopping center in St. Paul on Thursday as ...

Inventive sushi, and rarely seen Hmong cuisine, served out of a Hampton Roads food truck

This is true especially because the specials also include food rarely seen on American menus: the cuisine of the Hmong ...

Phitsanulok unveils ‘Sapa’ of Thailand

Phitsanulok has introduced Phu Thap Si in Ban Nam Chuang as "Sapa Muang Thai", or Sapa in Thailand. Located in ...

Three famous highland towns in Vietnam

Leaving busy streets to go to towns with pristine beauty, visitors will experience very peaceful moments. Here, you can admire ...

Conversations for Change: Cathy Thao

The Hmong community is more than 25,000 strong in the Sacramento area. Hmong people are often mistaken for being of ...

Easy online voter registration? Not for many of Minnesota’s new citizens

Registering online to vote and get an absentee ballot in Minnesota is as easy as your English language skills are ...

Pioneering Educator Choua Lee Yang Dies From COVID

The Hmong community in Minnesota is grieving over the loss of an innovative and beloved school leader, reports Marielle Mohs ...

Tourist attraction on high mountain in Phitsanulok ready for winter visit

Many northern provinces have begun experiencing cold winds, especially in Nam Chuang village, a community tourist attraction on a high ...

Therapist and advocate True Thao focuses on the mental health of Minnesota’s refugee communities

When the Minnesota Department of Human Services emailed True Thao to tell him he’d been chosen to receive an Outstanding ...

Affirmative action debate ignores Asian American community college students

As California votes on affirmative action, nearly half the state's AAPI students who start off at community colleges would benefit, ...

Hmong Farmers Are Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement in Minnesota

When the people of Minneapolis rose up in anger over the murder of George Floyd, it exacerbated food insecurity, prompting ...

Is Gran Torino Based on a True Story?

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Clint Eastwood ended his four-year acting hiatus to star in ‘Gran Torino,’ which would go on to be one among ...

Laos to raise awareness about new law protecting Christian minority

In the capital and in the big cities, Christians can live their faith freely, but the situation is different in ...

Untaught histories: Lue was heroic Hmong pilot

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He was once heard saying something to the effect of “I’m too good, they will never catch me!” In a ...

Literary pick of the week: ‘The Most Beautiful Thing’

Kao Kalia Yang has been doing some early promotions for her widely-praised new children’s picture book, “The Most Beautiful Thing,” ...

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation Authorizing Funding for Humanitarian Assistance Programs in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

Baldwin’s bill recognizes the refugee and immigrant communities who supported and defended the United States Armed Forces during conflict in ...