Midsummer Memories: Retracing Our Steps In Laos

Since that first excursion into Laos at Huay Xai in the mid-1990s, I have returned many times traveling the country extensively from Champasak Falls and my wife’s birthplace in Pakse, to the Bolaven Plateau.

A Successful AAPI Community Safety Training

Saturday May 22nd at the Roseville’s Central Park, Asian Media Access, Coalition of Asian American Leaders, along with Asian Minnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) board members, hosted the Community Safety Training with more than 30 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to learn more Safety Patrol techniques to better stop Anti-Asian Hate.

About Variants Of The Virus That Causes COVID-19

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread.

Health Officials Outline COVID-19 Testing Recommendations For Summer Season

People who are not fully vaccinated need to continue testing in many instances.

Tips To Keep Kids Learning And Having Fun All Summer Long

(StatePoint) With the encouragement and support of parents, a love of learning can begin early and last a lifetime. To inspire kids to have fun while learning this summer, consider the following tips:

Parents And Caregivers Remain Optimistic, Despite Barriers

(StatePoint) A new survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that most parents and caregivers in the United States are optimistic about their children’s futures, but see clear barriers to helping them grow up to be independent, financially stable, and healthy.

Vega Productions Continues Support Of HCPA Band Program

Twin Cities nonprofit Vega Productions continued their support of Hmong College Prep Academy’s band program with a recent instrument donation.

Love Yourself First Is The Secret To Happiness: A True Story Behind the Multi-Talented NasLis Lis

Once upon a time there lived a little Hmong girl in a village. She was the eighth of nine children to her mother who was the first of two wives.

Gathering To Pay Respect To Ntxoov Zeb Thoj

Like many Hmong Americans of the Secret War generation, Ge Xaochay Thao (Ntxoov Zeb Thoj) joined the army in his early teens. On July 17, many Hmong dignitaries and local elected officials will gather to pay their final respect Thao Ge, as his is known.

Vaccine Ambassadors

Governor Walz announced the State of Minnesota is partnering with leaders representing all aspects of Minnesota life – including the arts, business and civic community, sports, and elected officials – to spread the word about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Hmong Times Newspaper is a quality publication for the Hmong Community. Providing valuable information and tools to promote togetherness and give the Hmong community a forum. The Hmong Times newspaper also provides the means for businesses, schools and organizations to make a connection with the Hmong Community.
Parents And Caregivers Remain Optimistic, Despite Barriers

Parents And Caregivers Remain Optimistic, Despite Barriers

(StatePoint) A new survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that most parents and caregivers in the United States are optimistic about their children’s futures, but see clear barriers to helping them grow up to be independent, financially stable, and healthy.

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The Home We Built On 46th St.

The Home We Built On 46th St.

Kia Vang, author of the new book, The Home We Built on 46th St., always knew that she needed a creative outlet to keep herself balanced at home through writing about her feelings and life experiences with a large Hmong family.

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Jazz It Up Laos

Jazz It Up Laos

Jazz has never known borders, always showing up in unexpected places at unexpected times. We are thrilled to share a special partnership this year with our friends.

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Yang Warriors

Yang Warriors

Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers and inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in the Ban Vinai refugee camp.

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Health

Vaccine Ambassadors

Vaccine Ambassadors

Governor Walz announced the State of Minnesota is partnering with leaders representing all aspects of Minnesota life – including the arts, business and civic community, sports, and elected officials – to spread the word about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Recommendations For Hmong Funerals During COVID-19

Recommendations For Hmong Funerals During COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health prepared these recommendations with Hmong Community Leaders and Cultural and Spiritual Leaders. The guidance is both for business owners of funeral homes and for the Hmong community about how to carry out funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business and Finance

YouTube: I’m Done!

YouTube: I’m Done!

Classic case of clickbait, did you fall for it? No, I am not quitting YouTube, but I am quitting my podcast style. Wasn’t it Jeff Bezos of Amazon who said ‘Be firm on vision but flexible on details’?

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YouTube: Thumbnails

YouTube: Thumbnails

Of course, five years ago, if you asked me ‘How are your thumbnails doing?” I would naturally reply, “Well, I don’t bite them as much because I use the nail clipper.”

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Community

A Successful AAPI Community Safety Training

A Successful AAPI Community Safety Training

Saturday May 22nd at the Roseville’s Central Park, Asian Media Access, Coalition of Asian American Leaders, along with Asian Minnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) board members, hosted the Community Safety Training with more than 30 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to learn more Safety Patrol techniques to better stop Anti-Asian Hate.

read more
Gathering To Pay Respect To Ntxoov Zeb Thoj

Gathering To Pay Respect To Ntxoov Zeb Thoj

Like many Hmong Americans of the Secret War generation, Ge Xaochay Thao (Ntxoov Zeb Thoj) joined the army in his early teens. On July 17, many Hmong dignitaries and local elected officials will gather to pay their final respect Thao Ge, as his is known.

read more
Dear Hmong Times,

Dear Hmong Times,

Dear Hmong Times,
It’s frustrating to live in a society that “celebrates” and villainizes Asian Americans at the same time. Anti-Asian racism is something I’ve come to expect.

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Sports/Outdoors

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